Vitality Big Half 2020, road closures in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey

The Vitality Big Half will take place on Sunday 1st March 2020.Some essential road closures that may affect your location are required as part of The Vitality Big Half route, when up to 15,000 runners will pass through Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich.Road closures from 07:00 to 14:00 on Sunday 1st March

To find out more about road closures that may affect you, please use the interactive map below or download the road closure information booklet*.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding in helping to make The Vitality Big Half a fantastic event.

*Please note: since the leaflet was distributed by Royal Mail in January 2020, the reopening time of some of the vehicle crossing points has been extended. Please refer to the online leaflet for fully up to date information.


To find out more about road closures that may affect you, please use the interactive map.


The information provided in here is supplementary to The Big Half Road Closure Information booklet. Please make sure you have read the booklet, which is available online at lease make sure you have read the booklet, which is available at www.thebighalf.co.uk/road-closures

Tower Bridge Road and Tower Bridge will close at 04:00 from the junction of Tooley Street. Tooley Street will remain open until 07:00. Unlike in previous years, Jamaica Road will be completely closed in both directions. This is due to construction work on Transport for London’s new Cycle Superhighway.

There are four vehicle crossing points in this area, which will allow residents to enter and exit until the times stated.

Shad Thames and Mill Street

Closed for runners from 09:00 to 12:30

Residents of the Shad Thames, Mill Street and Dockhead area can enter and exit via Dockhead until 9:00 and after 12:30.

These two vehicle crossing points will allow residents access to Tanner Street westbound.

To gain access to this area, please approach via Abbey Street northbound where stewards will be present to direct residents onto Jamaica Road in a westbound direction

  • Bevington Street
  • Closed for runners from 09:05 to 12:25

Residents are able to use the vehicle crossing point until 09:05 and after 12:15 for access to and from St James’s Road

  • West Lane
  • Closed for runners from 09:05 to 12:25

Residents of the West Lane area will be permitted access directly over the event route, and able to access Southwark Park Road southbound. The usual left turn only arrangement at this junction will not be in use throughout the event and stewards will assist the movement of vehicles here.

Roads will close in this area from 07:00 and are due to reopen at 14:00. Access to the peninsula, shopping area and public transport are available on the event day. Access to the peninsula is available via Surrey Quays Road and Needleman Street for those residents to the north, and via Lower Road and Neptune Street for residents to the south west of the peninsula.

The tunnel will be open throughout the event. Please check the height and width restrictions before travelling.


Free secure parking

Secure parking is available for residents of Rotherhithe from 16:00 on Saturday 29 February until 16:00 on Sunday 1 March at Bacon’s College, Timber Pond Road, SE16 6AT.To use this car park, please provide proof of address – such as a letter, bank statement or utility bill – to stewards at the car park. A limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Parking Restrictions

If you have a vehicle, please move it off the event route on Saturday 29 February. All parking bays on the route will be suspended and vehicle removal will commence from 05:00 on Sunday 1 March

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions or require further assistance please contact Big Half helpdesk on helpdesk@londonmarathonevents.co.uk and 0345 894 9773. The helpdesk is open from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

The emergency services will operate as normal throughout the event.

Visit the OfficialBigHalf website for further information or follow them on Twitter @OfficialBigHalf

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.

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