7. Travel and Timings

  1. Times
  2. Where is Clapham Common?
  3. Travel by Public Transport
  4. Transport in the early morning
  1. Times

    Arrival times - Walkers will be asked to arrive between 8.30-9.50pm. More information will be in your Event Pack.

    We have 4 starts, coloured and numbered 1 to 4 as follows:
    1 - Pink (First Start)
    2 - Blue
    3 - Yellow
    4 - Purple (Last Start) 

    The large background number, which is white on Full Moon numbers and coloured on Half Moon Plus numbers, is your start number. (The black number is your personal Walker Number).

    • Those with 1 - 2 on your Walker numbers will be asked to arrive at 8.30 - 9.15pm
      NB 
      Gates open at 8.00pm
    • Those with 3 - 4 are to arrive at 9.15 - 9.50pm
    • Each start contains both Full and Half Marathon Walkers

    Entrance to MoonWalk City and the Gates closing - Gates will close at approximately 10.00pm, please ensure you arrive before.

    Start times – These times are subject to all local authorities and our health and safety confirming that the route is ready to accept walkers and will not be confirmed until the night of the MoonWalk. We have given the approx start times in your sneaky peeks you will find in your update emails.

    What happens if my start colour is different to my friends?

    If you have friends in different coloured starts, we are happy for you to join them provided they are in a start BEHIND you. You cannot join Walkers in starts ahead of your colour. This is to help everybody, so please do not abuse this condition or you may be asked by Security to go to the final (Purple) start.

  2. Where is Clapham Common?

    Take a look at this map

    MoonWalk City is on the north-east side of Clapham Common, the area between Long Road (the A3) and to the west of Rookery Road.

  3. Travel by Public Transport

    Rail

    Clapham Common is easily accessible from all major railway stations via the Underground

    The closest stations to Clapham Common are:

    • Clapham Common Tube Northern Line 8 minute walk.
    • Clapham South Tube Northern Line 10 minute walk.
    • Clapham High Street Overground 10 minute walk.
    • Clapham Junction Overground and Train 1.5 miles.

    For train times, please visit. For other forms of transport, please visit or call customer services on 0343 222 1234. The homepage of each site will direct you to your chosen travel options.

    Please be aware that on Saturday 14th May and Saturday 15th May, the Northern Line is being affected by a partial closure. There will be no service between Euston (Bank Branch) / Charing Cross and Stockwell / Battersea Power Station.  

    Also, From Saturday 15th January until mid-May 2022, there will be no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. 

    Please check before you travel, here

    By Bus

    The nearest stops are Rookery Road, stops N and Y. Buses that run on this route are: 

    N - 35, 37, 137 and 345 and N137

    Y - 35, 37, 345

    Other routes with stops on roads surrounding Clapham Common are 50, 88, 155, 322, 355, 417, 690 and 249.

    Please check where the stops are in relation to MoonWalk City (in the north-east corner of the Common) as some are further away than others, but no longer than about 15 mins walk away. Routes are available  here

    Links

    Plan your journey - try here 

    ULEZ Charge if driving to Clapham Common

    Drivers need to be aware that from 25 October 2021, the Mayor of London’s ULEZ is expanding to bring some eastern parts of Clapham into the scheme, including Clapham North, Clapham High Street, Clapham Common, Lavender Hill and Abbeville Village. This means that vehicles will need to meet the required emissions standards when driving within and into the expanded zone, or pay a daily charge.

    It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.

    You can see a map of exactly where the new expanded ULEZ covers and whether your vehicle meets the standards here.

    Four out of five cars already meet these standards, but owners of the remaining older cars, motorcycles, lighter vans and minibuses have been advised to take action and check the new rules.

    TfL say the ULEZ is expanding to improve air quality and toxic air pollution in London.

    Signs are up to show when drivers are entering the expanded zone from outside.

    Congestion charge

    Please note: Congestion charge 12.00 – 18.00 Saturday / Sunday - check here to see if you need to pay a congestion fee.

    Travel by Car

    Again, please note that there will be NO car parking at the event venue.

    Street parking is extremely limited and certainly there is none in the park. This link will show you the nearest car parks

    Travel by Coach

    Again, please note that there will be NO coach parking at the event venue.

    There is NO congestion charge

    Street parking is extremely limited and certainly there is none in the park. This link will show you the nearest parks

    Dropping off and picking up

    There will be a designated area set up for dropping off and picking up on Rockery Road.

  4. Transport in the early morning

    If you are taking part in the challenge and expect to finish in the early hours of the morning either because you are walking the half marathon or are a very speedy Full MoonWalker then read on.

    Transport in the early morning

    If you are taking part in the challenge and expect to finish in the early hours of the morning either because you are walking the half marathon or are a very speedy Full MoonWalker, then read on.Some public transport does not run through the night. Indeed all mainline stations may not have trains until later in the morning, so we advise that you check your travel options before the event.

    Night Tube

    The Night Tube is currently running on the Central and Victoria Lines. These services are currently being heavily affected by overnight strikes every Friday and Saturday until 19 June 2022.If you are planning on using the Victoria or Central Lines on Saturday between 19:00-06:00 the next morning, please check before your travel here.

    Bus

    There are night buses nearby, N35 and N137 stop at Rookery Road stops, with N155 running along Clapham Common South Side Road.
    Please use this link for details of routes and stops served.

    Taxi

    An official taxi rank will also be operating on Rookery Road.

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