Lambeth mourns death of Her Majesty The Queen

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Cllr Claire Holland, the Leader of Lambeth Council, said: “The council will lead our communities in mourning the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Her commitment and dedication to this country is an example to us all, and Her Majesty will be deeply missed.

“We will come together as one to mark this dark day for our country, as well as taking the opportunity to celebrate her life. The Queen’s contribution to this country through her public and voluntary service over the decades since her Coronation in 1953 has been unparalleled.”

Read our full statement on Love Lambeth.

Lambeth will host part of the queue for Her Majesty The Queen’s Lying-in-State

From 5pm on Wednesday 14 September, Her Majesty The Queen'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.

Once people have passed through Albert Embankment they will be directed across Lambeth Bridge, into Victoria Tower Gardens and through airport-style security before entering the Palace of Westminster where The Queen will be Lying-in-State. There are strict bag restrictions in place. 

To find out more about Her Majesty The Queen's Lying-in-State and the queue please visit the GOV.UK website.

Plan your journey using the Transport for London or National Rail Enquiries websites before you travel.

We will be contacting local residents and businesses to inform them of the local impact of this major operation, which is led by the UK Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Further information

  • Tube services will be running as normal; however, some stations will be busier than usual. All rail and bus strikes that were planned to take place this week have now been called off
  • The Government has requested that we support overnight food and non-alcoholic beverage trading in the vicinity of the queue route until Monday, September 19 
  • Twenty-one local roads in Lambeth will have revised parking restrictions and access arrangements to allow safe queuing
  • Rubbish and recycling services will be paused for The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen on September 19, and resume with a one day delay for the rest of the week
  • Lambeth Council's partnership work to tackle rogue traders will continue throughout
  • Local bridges, including Westminster Bridge and Lambeth Bridge, will have temporary arrangements in place to manage access, please check before you travel.
  • Guidance on the Procession for Lying-in-State is now live on GOV.UK
  • Follow @dcms on Twitter for live locations for the back of the queue
Map of the western end of the Lying-in-State queue, covering the Albert Embankment and Palace of Westminster

View or download the full queue route map

Commemorations in Lambeth

Lambeth Council will be flying the Union Flag at half-mast over the Town Hall in Brixton.

Books of condolence

Books of condolence are open in Room G-01 in Lambeth Town Hall, at West Norwood library and at Tate South Lambeth Library.

The books are open to the public to sign during the opening hours of each building.

An online book of condolence can also be signed on the Royal Family website.

Local proclamation

The new king, King Charles III, was formally proclaimed monarch at a historic Accession Council on the morning of Saturday, 10 September at St James’s Palace.

On Sunday, 11 September local proclamation ceremonies were held across the country, including in Lambeth. Lambeth's ceremony took place in Windrush Square, Brixton at 2pm. All residents, partners and colleagues were invited to attend the event where Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lambeth, Christopher Wellbelove DL and the Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Pauline George gave a speech and God Save The King, the National Anthem was performed on steel drums.

Read the full story on Love Lambeth.