The famous tube roundel has been crowned, just over a week ahead of the actual King and Queen also being crowned. The tube roundel is now appearing in tube stations with a likeness of St Edward’s Crown, which is the same one that will be used to crown King Charles III.

The celebratory “Crowndels” can be found at Tube stations around the event area, as well as some Elizabeth line and London Overground stations, and at key interchange stations in central London.

(c) TfL

From tomorrow, five buses with commemorative wraps will begin to enter services in the capital in four different colours – red, dark blue, cyan and pink — on central London route numbers 390, 160, 11, 87, 148, 111. Operators Metroline, Stagecoach, Go Ahead, RATP and Abellio have funded the special bus wraps.

Three bus shelters on Oxford Street will have a crown bearing the likeness of St Edward’s Crown installed on top of them. Customers on the top deck of London buses or using bus stops in the area will be able to spot them. The crowns are part of a collaboration with the New West End Company, who funded them.

(c) TfL

Twenty of the Santander hire bikes including two e-bikes will also feature special commemorative wraps in three different colours.

In addition, over the Coronation weekend, customers can get one free 30-minute cycle ride by downloading the Santander Cycles app and using the voucher code “Coronation23”.

A commemorative poster that pays homage to the one created in 1953 to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II will also be displayed across the transport network. The poster design features the Crown and the TfL Roundel has been reimagined using the vibrant colours of all TfL services and Underground lines from across the entire network.

The London Transport Museum will be selling 500 limited first edition copies of the poster, available to purchase at £50 from 28th April at the Museum shop in Covent Garden or their website.

There will also be special limited edition travel advice leaflets, recreating the 1953 Coronation leaflet, will be available in select London Underground and bus stations as well as National Rail stations on Saturday 6th May.

(c) TfL

“Crowndels” can be found at the following London Underground stations:

  • Blackfriars
  • Bond Street
  • Charing Cross
  • Covent Garden
  • Embankment
  • Euston
  • Green Park
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • King’s Cross St Pancras
  • Leicester Square
  • Liverpool Street
  • London Bridge
  • Marylebone
  • Oxford Circus
  • Paddington
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Pimlico
  • Vauxhall
  • Victoria
  • Waterloo
  • Westminster

“Crowndels” can also be found at the following Elizabeth line stations:

  • Farringdon
  • Liverpool Street
  • Paddington
  • Tottenham Court Road

“Crowndels” can also be found at the following London Overground stations:

  • Hoxton
  • Shepherd’s Bush
  • White Hart Lane

All TfL services will be running with no planned engineering closures on the network on the day of the Coronation, although due to crowd controls, some stations may close at times or switch to entry/exit only. As much of central London will be closed to road traffic from 7pm on the Friday before the Coronation until Saturday afternoon, there will be bus and cycle diversions in place.

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5 comments
  1. Brian Butterworth says:

    Erm, don’t us republicans and anti-monarchists also get to pay for TfL as well.

    Are we going to get some equivalent coverage from TfL?

    • ianVisits says:

      It’s one event that happens once every few decades and just as I simply just tune out the football and other things I am not interested in when they dominate the news (every few months), I am quite sure people who aren’t interested in the coronation can ignore it as well.

    • ChrisC says:

      Youre coverage is all the stations that won’t have a crown roundel

    • Carol S says:

      As a fellow anti-monarchist, this is just worthless complaining. The country hasn’t had a coronation for 70 years, let them celebrate by sticking a cute little crown (Crowndel is such an amazing name) on a few roundels in major stations. There are much more important issues with the monarchy, and TfL doing commemorative art isn’t one of them. They are Transport for London, and London is hosting one of the most significant events in this century of British History.
      Personally, I’m going to enjoy the bank holiday and the major historical day. Let royalists enjoy their tradition, and the country can have a meaningful and lengthy conversation on the future of its political system in the years to follow.

  2. Katrina Watson says:

    They’re quite hard to find and the staff have no idea where they are! Just found the Leicester Square one on the Piccadilly line platform.

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