Controlled navigation and river closures will be in force over the weekend of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant – please make sure you are aware of the restrictions in place, and arrange your outings accordingly!

Saturday 2nd June

You may go out on the river in the morning, but you must stay above Hammersmith Bridge and should be aware that river traffic may be heavier than usual. Please ensure that you are off the water by high tide at the latest – this will be at approximately 1.30 p.m. at Chiswick Bridge.

In the afternoon a flotilla of approximately sixty pageant vessels will come down from Teddington Lock on the ebb tide, heading for the mustering mooring on Barn Elms Reach. A Harbour Service launch will be in attendance and local traffic control may be established if necessary.

Sunday 3rd June

The river will be CLOSED from 6 a.m. until approximately 3.45 p.m.

The river closure runs from Oliver’s Ait (between the bridges at Kew) to Victoria Railway Bridge as the pageant vessels marshal, and will then roll downriver. As the pageant moves downriver the Harbour Service launch stationed at Oliver’s Ait will move downriver to re-open the river down to Putney by approximately 3.45 p.m.

For further details please see the Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2012 and Notice to Mariners No. U9 of 2012.