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5 October 2022 0

One month to go!
The countdown is on to the biggest and brightestFireworks display in South London
In 31 days, Battersea Park Fireworks is back for two glorious nights of lights. It’s time to get cosy, whether you’re all for a party on Saturday the 5th or you’re more in the mood for a family affair on Sunday the 6th.
Enjoy warming food and drinks, treats from Sweetieland, sing-a-longs, plus two incredible displays on each night by Titanium Fireworks, the brilliant minds behind the Mayor of London’s 2021 New Year’s Eve celebrations and the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Sunday Night: Family Night has an earlier start time, as well as a stunning 7-metre tall art installation in tribute to the traditional bonfire.
There are still tickets available for both days – so make sure you grab yours before they go. These usually sell out every year!
Can’t decide? Come to both!


Join us at the Battersea Bierkeller
The party doesn’t have to end when the fireworks do! For Saturday ticket holders (18+) you can join us at the Battersea Bierkeller. Expect banquet tables, beer steins and live performances – in a German-style beer hall. Just add your ticket on at the time of booking!Already got your ticket and want to add the afterparty? You can do that by logging into your account here.

Battersea Park Fireworks ticket sales help us raise funds to deliver Enable’s charitable mission of enriched lives through investment in supporting active lifestyles, community events, and the improvement of natural habitats.

23 September 2022 0

National rail strikes are taking place on Saturday 1, Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 October. The majority of TfL’s services will run, but some disruption is expected for services that rely on sections of track operated by Network Rail. We expect some disruption on the following lines:

  • London Overground
  • Elizabeth line
  • District line between Wimbledon and Parsons Green, and between Richmond and Turnham Green
  • Bakerloo line between Queen’s Park and Harrow and Wealdstone
  • National rail

Customers using these services the day after each strike are advised that they should be back to normal by late morning.
On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, there will be no service on the Piccadilly line between Acton Town and Heathrow due to planned works. Rail replacement bus services will run.
If you are travelling to the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October, check with the event organiser and plan your journey in advance.
Strike action is also planned by Arriva bus drivers from Tuesday 4 October, which will affect services in north and northeast London.
For more information, visit our strike page which will be updated regularly as more service plans are confirmed.
If travelling on these days, plan ahead, check before you travel and leave more time for your journey. Our Journey Planner and TfL Go app can help you plan your journey as required.

Yours sincerely,Customer Information TeamTransport for London


16 September 2022 0

As people come to London to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, areas around Westminster, Waterloo and Trafalgar Square, as well as along the South Bank, will be exceptionally busy. This will lead to busy services and station closures.

We are doing everything we can to keep our city moving and ensure that people can travel safely over the long weekend, including cancelling all planned engineering works and enhancing some services.

If you are travelling to the Lying-in-State or the State Funeral, plan your journeys and check status updates regularly. Visit for more information about the ceremonial events.

What you can expect from our services from Friday 16 to Monday 19 September


  • Tube services will be running as normal, however some stations will be busier than usual, and some short-term safety measures such as queuing, closures, non-stopping or changes to the way customers enter or exit a station may be necessary
  • Green Park station is exit only between 10:00 and 22:00 until Monday 19 September, due to the high numbers of customers expected. Please avoid this station if possible to keep capacity for customers who need step-free access
  • Westminster, St James’s Park, Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner stations will have changes to the way they operate on Sunday 18 and/or Monday 19 September
  • Other stations expected to be busier include: Charing Cross, Embankment, Victoria, Waterloo and Lancaster Gate
  • Night Tube and Overground will run as normal Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September

Elizabeth line

  • The Elizabeth line will run a special service with twelve trains per hour on the central section (Paddington-Abbey Wood) on Sunday 18 September to provide further transport options for customers


  • Due to road closures, some buses will stop short of their destination, be on diversion and/or run a reduced frequency. These changes will remain in place into next week


  • Parts of London will be very busy. The Westminster area will be exceptionally busy as ceremonial events take place
  • Walking journeys may take longer due to crowds and road closures associated with ceremonial events


  • Some cycle routes will be impacted by road closures, such as C3
  • Santander Cycles will operate as normal, but some docking stations may be closed
  • If you are using your own bike and want somewhere safe to leave it, cycle parking can be found at most Network Rail stations


  • Road closures will be in place across the weekend, and will significantly increase on the day of the State Funeral
  • These closures will remain in place into next week

Taxi and private hire

  • Taxi and private hire services will be affected by the road closures and some taxi ranks will be suspended
  • There are a number of temporary ranks in place around central London


  • Victoria Coach Station will be closed due to road closures in the area. Coaches will be diverted to Hillingdon and Wembley Park

River services

  • River services will be operating as normal

From Tuesday 20 September

There will be ongoing road closures and bus diversions as event infrastructure is removed. This is expected to take a number of days.

During this time, please make sure you:

For more information, visit our website.

Yours sincerely, 

Andy Byford
Commissioner of Transport for London


10 September 2022 0

Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, ceremonial events are taking place over the next seven days in order to allow members of the public to pay their respects during this period of national mourning. This includes the Lying-in-State at the Palace of Westminster from Wednesday 14 September.  These events are expected to bring thousands of people from all over the UK and beyond to London, which will lead to busy services and short-term changes to how stations operate, including queuing or changes to the way you may need to enter or exit a station. There are also road closures in place throughout central London which will impact on some cycling routes and bus services.  We are doing everything we can to keep our city moving and ensure people can travel safely. Please allow extra time for your journey and avoid driving where possible.

What you can expect from our services

  • Tube services will be running as normal, however some stations will be busier than usual, and some short-term safety measures such as queuing, closures, non-stopping or changes to the way customers enter or exit a station may be necessary
  • Customers are encouraged to avoid Green Park Tube station if possible, due to high numbers of customers passing through, and to keep capacity for customers who need step-free access. Other Tube stations, such as Victoria, Piccadilly Circus and St James’s Park, are within a short walking distance of Buckingham Palace
  • Other stations expected to be busier include: Westminster, Charing Cross,  Embankment,  Victoria, Waterloo, St James’s Park, Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch
  • The Elizabeth line will run a special service with 12 trains per hour on the central section (Paddington-Abbey Wood) on Sunday 18 September to provide further transport options for customers
  • Due to road closures, some buses will stop short of their destination or will be on diversion until after the events. They may also run to a reduced frequency
  • All rail and bus strikes that were planned to take place this week have now been called off
  • Some cycle routes will be impacted by road closures, such as C3
  • Santander Cycles will operate as normal, but some docking stations may be closed
  • London River services will operate as normal

Walking, Tube and rail will be the best way to get around during this time, but please make sure you:

For more information, visit our website.Yours sincerely, Andy ByfordCommissioner of Transport for London


6 September 2022 0

On 12 September 2022, e-bikes will be joining Santander Cycles and prices will be changing.  Due to a planned system upgrade ahead of these changes, Santander Cycles will be temporarily closed to all users from 20:00 on Friday 9 September until 06:00 on Monday 12 September. During this period, cycles that have already been hired may be returned, but no new hires will be possible.  If you use the app to hire, please update it to the latest version available in your app store on 12 September.  You will continue to be a member when prices change and be able to hire e-bikes using the app or a membership key, if you have one. As a reminder, these changes to prices include:

  • Replacing the existing daily access charge with a single ride charge of £1.65 for 30 minutes
  • A new monthly subscription option, costing £20 per month, will be available. The subscription will allow customers unlimited 60-minute rides throughout a 30-day period
  • The price of annual membership will increase to £120 and will include unlimited 60-minute rides during a 365-day period. This change reflects increased running costs and inflation since the price of annual membership was last changed in 2013 and will help secure continued investment in cycle hire in London

E-bikes will be available to customers who hire through the app or by using membership keys. E-bikes will cost £3.30 for 30-minute single rides or £1 for the first 60 minutes of a journey for monthly and annual members. Extra charges will apply for longer journeys.  If you currently pay via autopay, this will automatically continue at the new price of £1.65 for 30 minutes. Please log in to your Santander Cycles account to check and make changes to the autopay settings if you wish to. For full details on e-bikes, changes to pricing and terms and conditions, visit the Santander Cycles websiteYours sincerely,David EddingtonHead of Cycle Hire


23 August 2022 0

Known for its huge skyscrapers and fancy apartment buildings, clashed with its distinctive railway arches and iconic nightclub Lightbox, Vauxhall is a mysterious place. Remember that controversial sky pool suspended between two high-rises? Yeah, that’s in Vauxhall, too. There’s a lot going on round there. And apparently, Vauxhall’s foodie scene is just about to expand.

Boutique food hall group Market Place, which has locations in Peckham and Hounslow, is gearing up to open its newest instalment in Vauxhall, south London, next month. Neighbouring the Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden, the brand spanking new location will have 12 traders, a bar, a DJ booth (of course) and seating for 200 heads.

Read the full story at


16 August 2022 0

We have constructed two shaft structures at our Heathwall Pumping Station site. The smaller shaft is located within our cofferdam, a dry working area built into the river. This shaft will transport intercepted sewage from the Heathwall Pumping Station to a depth of 28m below ground. Our second, larger shaft is approximately 47m deep. As well as receiving sewage from the Pumping Station via our smaller shaft, this structure will drop intercepted sewage from the existing sewer at this location. To find out more about what’s happening across the project you can watch our Tunnel Vision series on YouTube.

To facilitate the delivery and operation of a large crane we will be closing a section of Nine Elms Lane on the weekend of the 20-21 August 2022. Read our information sheet here and our flyer. If you have any questions about this or our site at Heathwall Pumping Station please get in touch with our helpdesk on 08000 30 80 80 or

As part of our essential work to build London’s new ‘super sewer’ we are writing to let you know about a temporary closure of a section of Nine Elms Lane from 00.01 on Saturday 20 August. This closure allows for the delivery and rigging of a large crane. On Saturday 20 August and Sunday 21 August 2022 (if needed) there will be a

  • full road closure along a section of Nine Elms Lane between New Mill Road and Ponton Road
  • the footpath on the north side will be closed to pedestrians
  • the footpath on the south side will remain open to pedestrians
  • Ponton Road and New Mill Road will remain open Transport for London (TfL) and London Buses have been consulted and traffic diversion signs are in place ahead of these works.

For information on bus services during this time, check TfL’s journey planner:

  • Timings
  • The road closure will start at 00:01 on Saturday 20 August.
  • We will start assembling the crane at approximately 04:00, with the first crane lifts starting at approximately 08:00.
  • If work is complete on Saturday – then we will work until 21:00 and reopen the road on Saturday night.
  • If we need to use Sunday – working will stop at 19:00 on Saturday and restart at 07:00 on Sunday.

We will aim to have the road reopened by 19:00 on Sunday. We hope that you will not be overly disrupted by these works. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and light disruption in the early morning and late evening. If you have any queries, please contact the Tideway Helpdesk on 08000 308080


29 July 2022

A street party celebration for residents of Embassy Gardens, members of the public and their four-legged friends!

The Embassy Gardens Pawfect Street Party imageOn Saturday 3rd September, vibrant South West London district Embassy Gardens will host the Embassy Gardens Pawfect Street Party for residents, the London community and their four-legged friends. Partnering with renowned global dog rescue foundation, Wild at Heart, the day will offer a jam packed schedule of themed activities including a dogstacle course competition, relay race, poochie pose photo experience and human Crufts!

Wild at Heart are a London based charity focused around canines, with the mission to end the suffering of stray dogs all over the world. The programme will also include The Paawstival Awards 2022, and a unique market will be installed exclusively for the day, offering both human and doggy delights from some incredible brands!

Follow @embassygardens@wild_at_heart_foundation and @paaw_house on Instagram for more information, and book your free tickets via this page.

Please note :

  • Dogs must always be on the lead, in or around the developmentThe Embassy Gardens Pawfect Street Party image
  • All fouling must be picked up and disposed of by the owner. There will be doggie toilet stations and bins around the site.

About The PAAWstival 2022 Charity Dog Awards

We are very excited to host the live final of PAAWstival 2022 Charity Dog Awards as part of The Embassy Gardens Pawfect Street Party this year. Our combined dedication to animal charities makes it a match made in heaven.

A dog show with a difference. The PAAWstival Dog Awards, currently open for entry online, features 6 categories – that’s six potential opportunities for you and your pooch to win a cash prize. We are not after professional portraits, this competition is all about fun, fun, fun. Snap a cute pic, write a few lines of love, and you could walk away with one of the super prizes – it’s as simple as that. You can enter as many times as you like as long as you use a different photo.

Six categories, a round of online judging, then the 5 shortlisted from each category will take centre stage at the live final, where celebrity judges will select the winner, runner up and third place in each category. The winner of each category will receive our £1000 top prize, with exciting prizes for the runners up too.

And here’s the best bit – All profits raised will go to wonderful charities, including The Wild at Heart Foundation & StreetVet, in addition to the 2022 guest charities; Ark, Dogs 4 Rescue and Nowzad. The competition also features one special category, ‘All Stars for Ukraine’, where all profits will go to help pets fleeing the horrors of war in Ukraine.

You can enter your pooch into the charity dog awards here – PAAWstival 2022 | Charity Dog Show | £10,000 Prize Fund

Follow @paaw_house on Instagram for updates.

The Embassy Gardens Pawfect Street Party image