In light of events across the U.K. and the world, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have reviewed and requested the closure of all park roads on all event days. It is important to stress that there is no change to the current security threat, but it was felt that this additional mitigation is important to reduce all possible risks at this time. The MPS has emphasised that the road closures are a precautionary measure and are not in relation to any specific intelligence.
The Royal Parks and the event organiser have agreed to adopt these changes, which have historically been used for major events within Hyde Park.To clarify:
- West Carriage Drive will be closed from 11am on Saturday 9th September and 9.30am on Sunday 10th September
- South Carriage Drive will be closed from 11am on Saturday 9th September until 5am on Monday 11th September, taking into consideration normal Sunday road closures
- Normal and advanced agreed road closures will be in place on North Carriage Drive from Monday 28th August until Friday 15th September
To facilitate the operation of these road closures The Royal Parks will be suspending all on-road parking on event days, and Serpentine and Triangle Car Park will be closed from 11.00 on Saturday 9th September and 9.30am on Sunday 10th September.
We recognise that the closures will cause disruption and would like to apologise in advance for this. We are extremely grateful for your ongoing support and patience at this time.