This weekend the President of the United States (POTUS), Donald Trump, will visit London. From Thursday 12 to Friday 13 July, The US President will be in the UK for various visits and meetings. His visit to the UK will see travel disruptions in the area near Marble Arch and Edgware Road.
The travel disruptions and protest marches should not impact the businesses in the Marble Arch area, but it is good practice to be aware of travel routes and traffic conditions in the surrounding area. The whole of Oxford Street will be closed so there will be disruption to bus routes and probable traffic congestion southbound along Edgware Road, as well as around Marble Arch.
Your local Metropolitan Police contacts are your local business engagement officer is PS Craig McMahon (Craig.McMahon@met.police.uk). Craig is working with Chief Inspector Karen Duckworth and the senior officer responsible for engagement during the visit, Chief Superinten-dent Colin Wingrove.
The Marble Arch Street Team will be on patrol as usual from 8:00am – 12:00am on Friday and Saturday and not patrol on Sunday.
The Metropolitan Police has informed Marble Arch London BID that a significant policing operation is being planned for the visit of The President of The United States in London on 13 July 2018. There will be a number marches and rallies taking place on 12th, 13th & 14th July. Those of note that might disrupt travel area:
Friday 13 July:
- Expected significant day for protest. From 11:00am a march against the visit forms up in Portland Place, moving off at 12:30pm to Oxford Circus, Regents Street, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall finishing with a rally in Parliament Square between 2:00-4:00pm. Organisers anticipate very significant numbers (Timings may vary). POTUS Protest Route, 13 July
- From 2:00pm a second march, also against the visit, will form up in Portland Place and moves off at 3:00pm along same route (POTUS Protest Route, 13 July), where protesters will march to Trafalgar Square for a rally between 5:00-7:00pm. Organisers anticipate very significant numbers (Timings may vary)
Saturday 14th July:
- There is expected protest activity outside the US Embassy from around 10:00am until 2:00pm with a significant number anticipated. Details are subject to change and further confirmation. There are also separate rallies planned in Whitehall and Parliament Square from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.