From 16-20 April, the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Meeting (CHOGM). Throughout the week, events will take place across venues in
London and Windsor, involving up to 53 world leaders, 53 Foreign Ministers, their
delegations and around 2,000 delegates from across the Commonwealth.
Vehicle and pedestrian movements in and around the Fenchurch Street and East
Cheap area of the City of London will be restricted on Wednesday 18 April, and
restrictions will be in place in the vicinity of the Guildhall and Mansion House
between Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 April.
You will see the installation of security measures, including vehicle gates and
barriers and low-level pedestrian event type barriers commencing overnight on
Sunday 15 April. The security measures and pedestrian barriers will be in place until
the morning of Wednesday 18 April 2018. They are designed to support and
complement the wider security operation in place for these events.
Due to the pedestrian barriers, businesses and residents within the secure cordon in
Fenchurch Street are advised not to have store or home deliveries on Wednesday
18 April; vehicles will not have access after 2pm.
For the area around the Guildhall restrictions will be in place as follows: Monday 16:
from 6am to around 7pm, Tuesday 17: from 3pm to around 11.30pm, and
Wednesday 18: between 6am to around 4pm.
Mansion House closures will be implemented from 7am on Monday 16 April until
around 11.59pm on Wednesday 18 April. These roads may reopen at certain times
at the discretion of the police but this is not guaranteed.
Security measures, pedestrian barriers and crossing points will be installed at the
following key junctions, carriageways and associated footways to create a secure
cordon around the venue;
- Fenchurch Street
- Philpot Lane
- Rood Lane
- Plantation Lane (Pedestrians only)
- Mincing Lane (Pedestrians only)
- Dunster Court (Pedestrians only)
- Mark Lane
- Great Tower Street
- Monument Street
- Lime Street (south end only)
- Cullum Street (Pedestrians only)
- Fen Court (Pedestrians only)
- Pudding Lane (north end only)
- Botolph Lane (north end only)
- Lovat Lane (north end only)
- St Mary at Hill (north end only)
- Idol Lane (north end only)
- St Dunstan’s Hill
- Fish Street Hill (north end only)
- Gracechurch Street (at junction with East Cheap and Fenchurch Street)
- Eastcheap; and,
- Great Tower Street
The images below show the road closures that will be in place.
Attached is a fact sheet produced by the City Of London, should anyone not receive the attachment but would like a copy please email Mark.hobden and he will forward you a copy.