Where will the march and rally take place?
The A Future That Works march will run from the Embankment in Central London to Hyde Park for a mass rally. We’ll add more detail to this map as we finalise it.
View A Future That Works march route map in a larger map
What time should I get to the march?
The march will assemble along Victoria Embankment on the north bank of the Thames from 11am on October 20 moving off around noon.
At last year’s March for the Alternative people did not finish leaving the Embankment until around 4pm, so it makes sense for people to stagger their arrival times, with those coming from London and the south east using public transport arriving later. (More detail on joining the march)
We are therefore asking that people coming by coach from outside London should aim to arrive from 11am. People coming from London by public transport should aim to arrive later in the day.
Using public transport
Whatever time you come our twin mantras right through to October 20th will be “join from the rear” and “use a wide range of tube stations” so that we don’t overcrowd any. That means do not use Westminster, Embankment or Temple underground stations. (More on suggested stations)
The sensible approach is to use a tube station that avoids you having to make central London changes if possible, and that will get you near to the rear of the march. On the day we will use Twitter (@futurethatworks) and other ways to let people know where the rear of the march is located.
There are also a number of partial line closures in operation. We’ve got a roundup of these.
Many organisations will be booking coaches or chartering trains to come to London on the day. We are working with the False Economy website to publicise coaches and trains offering travel places.
False Economy are operating a special coach listings map to help you find your nearest travel options. If you’re organising a coach with seats available to the public, please take a moment to add it to their listings, using this online form.
As we did for the March for the Alternative we will be identifying coach parks around London. Coaches will not be allowed to drop or pick up from the march route or Hyde Park as roads in much of central London will be closed and the rest heavily congested.
Where people are dropped off and picked up will be a matter for coach organisers to agree with their clients, but marchers should expect to use public transport for the final stage of their journey. We know that is not always popular, but there will simply be too many coaches to allow drop offs nearer the march. And for most people it will make for a much quicker journey home as it cuts out the slow drag through narrow congested London streets.
Most people will need to rejoin their coach at the appropriate coach park. This means that most people will also need to use public transport for the first stage of their journey home. We will provide maps and other details nearer the time. If you would like to book a parking space for your coach, you can find instructions here.
We will ask each coach to appoint a travel steward and let us know who that is, so we can keep them up to date with travel arrangements.
You may be thinking of coming by car, even though we prefer that you don’t. No-one should even think about parking in central London. Instead you should aim for the edge of London and complete your journey by public transport.