bikeThe Tour de France is coming to London on Monday 7 July and residents and businesses are being advised to expect traffic disruption.

The roads that comprise the Stage 3 route will be closed on Monday 7 July from 10am as the riders make their way from Cambridge to central London. TfL hope to reopen the roads as quickly as possible but the closure is expected to last most of the day. It is anticipated that all roads will be reopened by 6pm, provided that it is safe to do so.

Although the Tour de France race route does not enter the borough, roads in central London will be extremely busy and displaced traffic may have an impact on roads in Kensington and Chelsea.

TfL is advising drivers to avoid central London if at all possible. If people have to drive, they should:

– check how their route may be affected

– consider travelling at different times

– allow more time to complete their journey.

Tube and rail will be the best way to get around the affected areas of London, with the vast majority of services in central London running as normal. However, the Circle and District lines are expected to be extremely busy.

For more information on the route and how roads and transport will be affected go to TfL’s Tour website

Official Tour de France Fan Parks will be located at Green Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Trafalgar Square, where the whole of Stage 3 will be broadcast live on giant screens. You can find out more at