06 July 2012

Olympic activities taking place in the local area may have an impact on visitors travelling to The National Archives in Kew this summer.

On Tuesday 24 July the Olympic torch relay will be going from Kingston to Ealing, via Richmond and Kew. We expect local roads and public transport to be affected during the morning. The torch will also travel up the river on Friday 27 July, and is likely to pass under Kew Bridge during the morning. The bridge (along with other local bridges) will be closed while this happens. The exact routes and timings are shown on the London 2012 Torch Relay website.

Between Saturday 28 July and Wednesday 1 August the Olympic road cycling events will be taking place in south west London. These will affect numerous roads in the Richmond and Kingston area, including Putney Bridge, Upper Richmond Road (South Circular), Richmond Park, Bushy Park, and Hampton Court Bridge. More details can be found on the London Borough of Richmond's Olympic website.

More generally, we are expecting local roads and public transport to be affected by the Olympic and Paralympic Games throughout the summer, particularly the A205/A406 (South/North Circular) and its junctions with the M4 and A40. The Get Ahead of the Games website will help you to understand how the organisers expect traffic and transport routes to be affected throughout the games and enable you to plan your journey.