Southwark will host part of the queue for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Lying-in-State

14 September 2022

From 5pm on Wednesday 14 September, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Lying-in-State opens to the public. Mourners from across the UK, Commonwealth and around the world are expected to join the line which will form on the Albert Embankment, run along Belvedere Road behind the London Eye, and head onto the South Bank where it will follow the River Thames past the National Theatre, Tate Modern and HMS Belfast through to Southwark Park.

Map showing queue for Lying-in-State as described in first paragraph of text
Route map for the Lying-in-State queue

Cllr Kieron Williams, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “We look forward to welcoming people from across the world to Southwark as they wait to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen. We are working closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) who are leading arrangements for the queue. We want to ensure everyone is well looked after as they pass along the historical and cultural sites of the South Bank.

“Planning for this important event has been ongoing for many years. We have our own team in place to support the arrangements DCMS are leading, working hand-in-hand with the police and our neighbouring councils in Lambeth and Westminster. I also want to thank the local businesses, churches and communities along the route, who I know will be welcoming and supporting people as they queue.”

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