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Published on: 4 May 2021

Last updated: 18 May 2022

Information for buskers

Leicester Square

Find information about changes to busking pitches in Trafalgar Square. 

Pitch numbers Dates Activity Description Key information
9 16 to 20 May 2022 Premiere Area within and part of the event site and on vehicle routes Pitch suspended
8 19 May 2022 Premiere Area within and part of the event site Pitch suspended
8 to 9 23 May 2022 Premiere Area within and part of the event site All pitches suspended

UKPN have begun the preparation works for their compound in the south of the gardens. Vehicle movements should not impact the busking pitches.

Trafalgar Square

There is no planned activity taking place in Trafalgar Square. 

Covent Garden

There is no planned activity taking place in Covent Garden. 

King Charles Island

Find information about changes to busking pitches in King Charles Island (Sundays only).
Pitch numbers Dates Activity Description Key information
23 29 May 2022 Ride London Area is within and part of the event site Pitch suspended
23 5 June 2022 Queens Platinum Jubilee Area is within and part of the event site Pitch suspended

Other Pitches

Find information about changes to other busking pitches 
Pitch numbers Dates Activity Description Key information
6 (Eros) 29 May 2022 Ride London Area is within and part of the event site Pitch suspended
24 and 26 (Northumberland Avenue) 29 May 2022 Ride London Area is within and part of the event site Both pitches suspended
25 (Charing Cross) 29 May 2022 Ride London Area is within and part of the event site Pitch suspended
24 (Northumberland Avenue) 2, 4 and 5 June 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee Area is within and part of the event site Pitch suspended
25 (Charing Cross) 2, 4 and 5 June 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee Area is within and part of the event site Pitch suspended
26 (Northumberland Avenue) 5 June 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee Area is within and part of the event site Pitch suspended