Why You Should Ignore Sat-Nav This Monday

Sat 17th Sep 2022

Drivers hoping to travel anywhere near London on Monday are being advised to use public transport where possible and to avoid sat-nav as millions descend on the capital for the Queen’s funeral procession.

The Royal Funeral will cause road closures across London and Windsor, so the AA urges people who intend to view the event in person to take public tranport. The organisation anticipates 'extensive delays' and 'extremely heavy pedestrian traffic' as a result.

Parking near the procession route on Monday in Windsor is ‘limited’, and people who want to drive should not expect to park there.

The AA also advises drivers to ignore their navigation system and follow the association's posted signs.

Many people are expected to participate in the Queen's final journey from London to Westminster Abbey, where she will be laid to rest.

The Royal Household has announced that the Queen's casket will be transported from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey around 8am on Monday.

Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest during the late evening after a procession from London to Windsor, where a funeral service will be held in the morning.

Jakob Pfaudler, AA CEO, said; “The queues of people wanting to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen at her lying-in-state goes to show the depth of emotion the public feel towards her. We believe many more will want to line the streets and pay their last respects to a most gracious Queen.

“We urge people planning to travel to the procession in London and Windsor to use public transport between now and Monday night. Similarly, the public should expect delays and services to be incredibly busy.”