Chelsea Football Club will hold a parade in the Fulham area on Sunday to celebrate our maiden Champions League victory and the first time a London club has lifted the European Cup.
The procession will start at approximately 4pm on Sunday 20 May from Stamford Bridge's west entrance before travelling east along Fulham Road and turning right onto Hortensia Road, and then right again onto King's Road and on to New King's Road. It is expected that it will take 35 minutes for the team to arrive at Eel Brook Common where the bus will make a short stop. The parade will end at Parsons Green.
The route would be fully barriered and stewarded with pedestrian crossing points in operation to allow movement of people around the route.
The Metropolitan Police Service has asked Chelsea FC to inform all people who might attend that the whole area of the proposed parade falls within a Controlled Drinking Area which means it is an offence to drink alcohol in a public place and gives police powers to seize alcohol and containers containing alcohol. Anyone found drinking can be asked to hand over their alcohol, refusal to comply or persistent offending can lead to arrest.
There will be no parking in Hortensia Road. Any vehicles parked on Hortensia Road on Sunday morning will be removed. We recognise this is an inconvenience but, on advice from the police this is a necessary imposition given the limited options for a viable parade route. The removal of barriers and clean-up operation on all routes affected by the parade will start as soon as crowd conditions allow.
It is anticipated that many thousands of people may want to view the parade and for public safety reasons, the roads listed will be restricted and some totally closed to through-vehicle traffic from early Sunday morning until the crowds disperse. Detailed information including a map of the diversion route is available via links below.
Transport For London will be undertaking urgent bridge repair works on the A40 Westway Sunday 20 May. They will be located on the Wood Lane Flyover in the westbound carriageway. Two running lanes of traffic will be maintained through the works, the westbound on slip from the Northern Roundabout onto the A40 will be closed and diverted via the Wood Lane slip road.
The three councils involved have written to all residents and businesses about the areas affected by the parade to alert people to the arrangements on the day, including the road closures that will be needed.
>>Click for a map of the parade route and diversions
>>Click for a list of closed or restricted roads