How to get to and from the #finalsay march this Saturday

This Saturday 19 October will see huge numbers of people take to the streets in London to demand a Final Say referendum, just 12 days before the UK is currently due to leave the European Union on 31 October.

It’s the fourth demonstration calling for a people’s vote and is set to attract thousands of participants.

The Independent’s Final Say campaign, in partnership with the People’s Vote organisation, is spearheading the Let Us Be Heard march. Here’s everything you need to know about getting to and from the march on the day.

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How do I get to the start of the march?

The march will start at 12pm, with participants told to assemble at Park Lane. For those living outside of London, People’s Vote’s network of local grassroots community campaign groups have organised coaches from all over the UK. There are currently 173 coaches listed on the website: click here to find your nearest pick-up point. Coaches will be given various drop off points and marchers will make their way to Park Lane via public transport.

The nearest tube stops to Park Lane are Green Park, which is on the Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee lines; Bond Street, which is on the Jubilee and Central lines; Oxford Circus, which is on the Victoria, Central and Bakerloo lines; Hyde Park Corner on the Piccadilly line; and Lancaster Gate on the Central line.

Various buses also stop nearby: the 79 (running from Alperton near Wembley to Edgeware), 204 (from Wembley to Edgeware) and 294 (from Willesden to Ealing) all stop at Park Lane.

What’s the march route?

The march kicks off from Park Lane, with demonstrators walking alongside Hyde Park before turning left and walking along the top of Green Park. The march turns right onto Saint James’s Street and left onto Pall Mall. Walkers will hang a slight right onto Cockspur Street and march down Whitehall before finishing up in Parliament Square.

Those booked on coaches will have to make their way back to the drop-off point via public transport. The nearest tube station to Parliament Square is Westminster, which is on the Jubilee, District and Circle lines. Those prepared to walk a little further can head for St James’s Park, on the Circle and District lines, Waterloo, a major overground hub that is also on the Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines; or Embankment, on the Northern, Bakerloo, District and Circle lines.

Is it accessible?

The march has the following in terms of accessibility:

  • A dedicated team of volunteers to assist people with accessibility requirements.
  • A separate, fully accessible, assembly point.
  • A shorter route for people with reduced mobility, which will be entirely step free.
  • Signage at the event designed to maximise accessibility for people with visual impairments.
  • A dedicated raised viewing area at the rally location.
  • An interactive map for smartphones and tablets showing access routes, accessible and changing places toilets, water points, and more.
  • Specific guidance for people with a range of accessibility requirements including (but not limited to) reduced mobility, autism and people with assistance animals.

Find out more here or by emailing further questions to: [email protected]

Where can I find out more about The Independent’s Final Say campaign?

There will be Independent ambassadors at Paddington and Waterloo stations from 8am-8pm on Saturday 19 October to talk about the Final Say campaign and Independent Premium. There will also be brand ambassadors and staff members marching the route from 12pm.

At Waterloo they’ll be located next to platforms 9 and 10; at Paddington, near the underground entrance within the main station.

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