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Her Majesty The Queen’s Mendacity-in-State on the Palace of Westminster (Homes of Parliament)

Her Majesty The Queen's Lying-in-State at the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
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In the course of the Mendacity-in-State interval, Her Majesty The Queen’s closed coffin rests on a raised platform, which is known as a catafalque, inside Westminster Corridor within the Palace of Westminster (also called the Homes of Parliament). Members of the general public attending will file previous the catafalque to pay their respects.

Her Majesty The Queen’s Mendacity-in-State on the Palace of Westminster opens to the general public at 5pm on Wednesday 14 September. Will probably be open 24 hours a day till it closes at 6.30am on Monday 19 September.

The BBC’s crimson button service will present a stay feed from Westminster Corridor and ITV and Sky might be operating in depth protection. An online book of condolence can also be accessible for folks so as to add private messages.

Should you want to attend the Mendacity-in-State in individual, please notice that there might be a queue, which is predicted to be very lengthy. You will want to face for a lot of hours, presumably in a single day, with little or no alternative to sit down down because the queue might be constantly shifting.

Please be sure to learn this steerage earlier than beginning your journey to attend the Mendacity-in-State.

Massive crowds are anticipated, and there are more likely to be delays on public transport and highway closures across the space. You need to test forward, plan accordingly and be ready for lengthy queues. Discover out how to get to London, how to get to the queue and how to join the queue.

Guests will undergo airport-style safety and there are tight restrictions on what you’ll be able to absorb. Solely small baggage are permitted. There may be extra info within the part under on what you should and should not bring.

The queue route

Queueing time

Please notice that the queue is predicted to be very lengthy. You will want to face for a lot of hours, presumably in a single day, with little or no alternative to sit down down, because the queue will maintain shifting.

Please take into account this earlier than you resolve to attend or deliver youngsters with you.

The queue could shut early to make sure as many guests as doable can enter the Palace earlier than the Mendacity-in-State interval involves an finish.

Step-free and accessible choices might be accessible for individuals who want them. Learn the accessibility part for extra info.

The queue will begin the place Albert Embankment meets Lambeth Bridge in Central London, on the south aspect of the River Thames. From Albert Embankment, the queue will proceed alongside the south financial institution of the Thames.

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The best way to get to London

You possibly can plan your journey utilizing the Transport for London and National Rail Enquiries web sites. You will discover up-to-date journey info by following National Rail Enquiries on Twitter or downloading the TfL Go app.

For these travelling into London, the primary Nationwide Rail stations are:

  • Blackfriars
  • Cannon Avenue
  • Charing Cross
  • Euston
  • King’s Cross
  • Liverpool Avenue
  • London Bridge
  • Marylebone
  • Paddington
  • London St Pancras
  • Victoria
  • Waterloo
  • Waterloo East

The best way to get to the queue

To go to the Mendacity-in-State, it’s essential be part of the again of the queue. The placement of the again of the queue will transfer relying on how many individuals are queuing.

Earlier than you journey, test the present location of the again of the queue.

Examine DCMS social media channels for the most recent updates on estimated queuing occasions and the placement of the again of the queue:

Use this info to plan your journey to the again of the queue.

You possibly can plan your journey utilizing the Transport for London journey planner. You may also obtain the TfL Go app for up-to-date service info.

Public transport, strolling or biking are one of the best methods to get to the queue.

Public transport inside London might be extraordinarily busy throughout this era. Should you can, you might want to take into account strolling to hitch the queue. For individuals who can’t, please plan your onward journey fastidiously, permit extra time than standard and test Transport for London’s latest travel information.

View or download a map of the queue route to help you.

When you’ve got issue discovering the again of the queue, make your option to the revealed queue route. There might be stewards alongside the queue route. The stewards will let you know the place the again of the queue is at the moment, and the easiest way to hitch the queue.

If it’s essential use the accessible queueing scheme, plan your journey to the accessibility kiosk.

The accessibility kiosk ought to solely be utilized by individuals who want to make use of the accessible queueing scheme. You do not want to go to the kiosk for a step-free route; there might be step-free entry alongside the primary queue route. Learn the accessibility part for extra info.

The best way to be part of the queue

While you attain the again of the queue, you may be given a colored and numbered wristband. It is a document of if you joined the queue, nevertheless please notice that having a wristband doesn’t assure your entry to the Mendacity-in-State.

Wristbands are particular to every individual becoming a member of the queue, and are strictly non-transferable. It’s essential to maintain this wristband on always as will probably be checked alongside the route.

Your wristband additionally permits you to depart the queue for a brief interval to make use of a rest room or get refreshments, then return to your home within the queue. Public bogs, consuming water and first support stations can be found at designated places alongside the queue route.

Earlier than getting into the Palace of Westminster, everybody might be topic to an airport-style security search. There are restrictions on what you can take in and bag sizes.

When you’ve got a big bag that you’re not permitted to take into the Palace of Westminster, stewards will direct you to the bag drop facility earlier than you enter the safety search level. You’ll not lose your home within the queue, however it might enhance your queuing time.

Step-free routes and an accessible queueing scheme can be found for individuals who want them. Learn the accessibility part for extra info.

What it is best to and mustn’t deliver

There’s a strict bag coverage in operation. You might be solely permitted to deliver one small bag per individual into the Palace of Westminster. It should be smaller than 40cm x 30cm x 20cm, with one easy opening or zip so you’ll be able to transfer shortly by way of the safety test.

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If you must deliver a bigger bag, you will want to go away it within the bag drop facility. Stewards will direct you to the bag drop facility earlier than you enter the safety search level. Objects are left at your individual threat.

Capability on the bag drop facility is proscribed and there’s no assure that there might be area on the facility. Ready for bag space for storing to turn into accessible will enhance your queuing time.

Learn the bag drop facility part for extra info

Bear in mind to deliver:

  1. Appropriate clothes for the climate circumstances. This may embrace heat, protecting clothes or an umbrella in chilly or moist climate, or sunscreen for those who may want it.

  2. Meals and drinks to eat within the queue. There are restricted locations to purchase refreshments alongside the route. Any meals gadgets and liquids should be consumed or disposed of earlier than you enter the safety search level exterior the Palace of Westminster. Clear water bottles are permitted, however should be emptied of their contents earlier than you enter the safety search level.

  3. Cell phone charger. You might be more likely to be within the queue for a very long time, so take into account bringing a small moveable energy financial institution to make use of if it’s essential cost your cellphone.

  4. Important treatment or medical tools that it’s essential maintain with you. Please clarify this to the safety employees or police on the safety search level.

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Prohibited gadgets

It’s essential to not deliver any of the next gadgets into the safety search level or Palace of Westminster.

Prohibited gadgets might be confiscated and won’t be returned. Unlawful gadgets might be handled by the police.

  • Baggage bigger than 40cm x 30cm x 20cm in dimension, baggage or rucksacks with expandable compartments, baggage or rucksacks with a number of pockets or advanced openings, solid-sided baggage, or baggage on wheels.
  • Flasks or water bottles, besides clear water bottles. Clear water bottles should be emptied of their contents earlier than you enter the safety search level on the Palace of Westminster.
  • Meals and liquid of any variety. Any meals or liquids should be consumed within the queue or disposed of earlier than you enter the safety search level on the Palace of Westminster.
  • Flowers or different tribute gadgets (together with candles, mushy toys and images). These things can’t be taken into or left within the Palace of Westminster. Floral tributes solely ought to be taken to the devoted floral tribute space in Inexperienced Park.
  • Sharp gadgets, together with knives, Swiss Military knives, scissors, cutlery and screwdrivers.
  • Private defence tools or any object that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public security, together with private defence sprays.
  • Paint sprays, padlocks, chains, climbing gear, and harmful or hazardous gadgets.
  • Fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, whistles, laser gadgets, and different gadgets that might be used to trigger a disturbance or noise.
  • Banners, placards, flags, promoting or advertising and marketing messages, and different comparable gadgets that might be used to trigger a disturbance.
  • Coolers, hampers, sleeping baggage, blankets, and tenting tools.
  • Chairs, folding chairs and different seating tools, together with taking pictures sticks.
  • Some other gadgets as directed by safety employees or police.

Please don’t deliver pets or different animals as you’ll not be allowed to enter with them. Animals should not permitted within the Palace of Westminster, besides information canines, listening to canines and different official help canines.

Bag drop facility

When you’ve got a big bag with you, stewards will direct you to the bag drop facility earlier than you enter the safety search level. You’ll not lose your home within the queue, however it might enhance your queuing time.

Capability is proscribed, and there’s no assure that there might be area on the facility. Ready for bag space for storing to turn into accessible will enhance your queuing time.

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View or download a map of the full queue route.

While you deposit an merchandise, you may be given a bag drop wristband. A corresponding tag might be positioned in your merchandise so you’ll be able to accumulate it after exiting the Palace of Westminster.

Objects that you simply want to deposit on the bag drop might be topic to an airport-style scan, and could also be refused for security, dimension or safety causes. Will probably be on the discretion of employees whether or not to simply accept your baggage or different gadgets. Unlawful gadgets might be handled by the police.

Should you depart a bag within the bag drop you need to accumulate it instantly after exiting the Mendacity-in-State. Bear in mind to maintain maintain of your wristband, as you will want it to gather your merchandise. Comply with the exit indicators to Westminster Bridge after which Archbishop’s Park.

All gadgets are left at your individual threat. Uncollected gadgets could also be disposed of.

Safety and searches

To maintain everybody secure, safety measures are in place on the Mendacity-in-State. Please comply with directions given by the police and stewards.

The police could conduct safety searches alongside elements of the queue.

Earlier than getting into the Palace of Westminster you’ll undergo an airport-style safety search level.

Restrictions on baggage and different gadgets might be strictly enforced. Prohibited items, together with drinks and different liquids, might be confiscated on the search level and disposed of.

If there’s a safety incident otherwise you spot a suspicious merchandise, alert the stewards or the police and comply with their directions.

Accessibility

Accessibility info for the Palace of Westminster

The safety search level and Palace of Westminster have step-free entry.

Information canines, listening to canines and different official help canines are permitted inside the Palace of Westminster. No different animals are permitted.

Accessibility info for the queue

There may be step-free entry alongside the queue route for individuals who want it. Upon getting joined the again of the queue, indicators alongside the route will present you when the queue is approaching steps. At these factors, let a steward know you’re unable to make use of the steps. The steward will escort you to a step-free route, and return you to your home in the primary queue.

Please notice that wheelchairs can’t be offered.

British Signal Language interpreters might be accessible to folks becoming a member of the queue.

There may be additionally an accessible queuing scheme accessible for these with a incapacity or long-term situation which suggests they’re unable to queue for an prolonged time period.

Accessible queuing scheme

There may be an accessible queuing scheme accessible for these with a incapacity or long-term situation which suggests they’re unable to queue for an prolonged time period. Should you require this queue, you might be accompanied by one carer or companion.

The accessible queueing scheme will open at 5pm on Wednesday, 14 September.

Please notice that there might be restricted capability for the accessible queue every day, so entrance will not be assured. There’ll nonetheless be some ready time for folks within the accessible queue.

Please learn the sections on what you should and should not bring and security and searches because the bag coverage applies to all guests. Keep in mind that bringing giant baggage with you’ll make your go to longer, as you will want to go away them on the bag drop.

If it’s essential use the accessible queuing scheme:

  • Go to the accessible kiosk at Tate Britain on Millbank.

  • You can be given a timed entry slot for the Mendacity-in-State.

    • When it’s time in your go to, you’ll be able to be part of the accessible queue.
  • Be part of the accessible queue at Victoria Tower Gardens.

    • The accessible queue entrance in Victoria Tower Gardens is roughly half a mile from the accessible kiosk.
    • There’s a direct, step-free route from Tate Britain to Victoria Tower Gardens alongside Millbank. There might be stewards alongside this path to direct you and information you to the accessible queue.
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View or download the accessibility map.

Accessible transport

Go to Transport for London’s accessibility page for extra info on accessible public transport info in London. You will discover out how accessible every station is, and there may be additionally a step-free journey planner. You may also comply with You may also comply with TfLAccess on Twitter for up-to-date info on accessibility.

Transport for London affords a Turn-up-and-go service to assist passengers who require extra help, corresponding to folks with visible impairments, mobility impairments, and enormous teams travelling collectively. This might embrace offering boarding ramps, provide help to to maneuver by way of the station or interchange between trains, and suggesting various or step-free routes.

The Flip-up-and-go service is offered on the London Underground and London Overground, and most stations on the Elizabeth Line. You do not want to pre-book this service, simply ask employees for help on the station.

Transport for London additionally gives:

Conduct and behavior

Please respect the dignity of this occasion and behave appropriately. You need to stay silent whereas contained in the Palace of Westminster.

Stewards and law enforcement officials will patrol the queue. Delinquent or inappropriate behaviour (together with queue-jumping, extreme consumption of alcohol or drunken behaviour) won’t be tolerated and you may be faraway from the queue.

You will discover extra info on the Parliament website about what to anticipate on the Mendacity-in-State and what it’s essential do if you enter the Palace of Westminster to pay your respects.

You need to:

  1. Costume appropriately for the event to pay your respects on the Mendacity-in-State. Don’t put on garments with political or offensive slogans.

  2. Flip your cellphone off (or to silent mode) earlier than getting into the safety search space.

  3. Get rid of litter utilizing the litter bins offered.

  4. Preserve noise to a minimal, and respect individuals who stay in residential areas close to the queue.

  5. Comply with the directions of stewards, marshals and the police always.

It’s essential to not:

  1. Movie, {photograph}, or use cellphones or different handheld gadgets within the safety search space and the Palace of Westminster.

  2. Carry or erect gazebos or tents.

  3. Carry pets or different animals. Animals should not permitted within the Palace of Westminster, besides information canines, listening to canines and different official help canines.

  4. Mild barbecues or fires.

  5. Try to queue on behalf of others or ask others to queue in your behalf. Solely these given wristbands on the finish of the queue will be capable to keep within the queue.

  6. Depart private gadgets unattended within the queue. Should you depart baggage or different gadgets unattended they are going to be eliminated and could also be destroyed.

Exiting the Mendacity-in-State

While you depart the Palace of Westminster, you’ll exit onto Parliament Sq.. Should you left a bag or different merchandise on the bag drop facility, you need to accumulate your merchandise straight after your go to.

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Comply with the indicators and instructions given by stewards to return to the bag drop facility and accumulate your bag or merchandise.

You can be requested to take away your wristband if you exit. If you’re amassing gadgets from the bag drop, maintain your wristband with you as you will want it to gather your merchandise.

You need to transfer away from the exit right away in order that you don’t stop others from exiting. This can assist everybody to maintain the queue shifting and imply as many individuals as doable are in a position to go to the Mendacity-in-State. Stewards can direct you to close by public transport stations.

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