I see from the jubilee website that south of the river is closed from 11am but the signs on The Cut say closed from 7am (unless I misread). The website also says residents should carry a utility bill, do people interpret that as being in all of the coloured area on the map? I wasn't sure if closed meant just the red area or just closed to traffic and people can come and go (I presume they will close certain areas if it gets crowded and the proof is to be allowed to still get through, though that may be a challenge!).
James will know the answer to this, he has preternatural powers when it comes to these things (and maybe the ability to concentrate better than me to read all of the small print on websites).
Oops! Should have done that.
According to the link in first post by Zoe we will only be able to watch from the ends of a couple of bridges. The central parts are reserved. I assume Bankside Press staff have a coveted 'access all areas' press pass.
There are only three bridges (Lambeth, Westminster and Blackfriars) where members of the public will be able to stop and watch the flotilla. It is only at the extreme ends of these three bridges that congregation is possible
Tower Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from 0700hrs until early evening and will host guests from charities and the riparian boroughs as well as private events hosted by the City of London.
Vauxhall, Waterloo and London bridges will be open to traffic and pedestrians, apart from central section bridge closures as the flotilla passes underneath them at points between 1500 and 1730. They are all expected to be very crowded and the public sections are only open for the purpose of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, not for viewing.
Southwark Bridge will be closed to pedestrians, but not to traffic.
Lambeth, Westminster and Blackfriars bridges will be closed to traffic and pedestrians, but each will have north and south facing viewing screens, with both ends of both bridges open to the public. However, members of the public will need to be counted on to the bridge to comply with capacity and subject to bag searches to maintain security