Big Screens
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Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2016

7:15pm to 10:00pm
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
No ticket required

Come and enjoy free, world-class opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House on the big screen in Trafalgar Square this summer.

There’ll be live a relay of the world premiere of, ”Il trovatore” starting at 7:15pm 

As well as the live screenings this year, there’ll also be exclusive backstage films, competitions, performances and more.

For full details of events around London and the UK, visit the Royal Opera House website.

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Getting to Trafalgar Square.

Accessible transport

You can plan your journey with TfL’s Journey Planner.

National Rail 

The nearest railway station is Charing Cross. It is 325 metres away, approximately three minutes’ walk.  Charing Cross rail station offers step-free access and a step-free route to Trafalgar Square.

Tube

The nearest Underground station with step-free access from platform to street level is Westminster. This is served by the Jubilee, District and Circle lines. Outside Westminster station buses 12, 24, 88 or 453 have low-floor buses which call at a stop within 150m of Trafalgar Square.

Charing Cross Underground station is served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines. It is the closest Tube station. However it does not have step-free access.

Visit the TfL website for accessible Tube maps.

Bus

Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176 and 453.

All these routes lead to Trafalgar Square. However, 9 and 15 are heritage buses and do not have a low-floor.

Visit the TfL website for more information on buses.

Dial-a-ride

Find out about registering and pre-booking Dial-a-ride services.

Accessible parking

The nearest Blue Badge parking spaces to Trafalgar Square are:

  • St Martin’s Street – five spaces - 321 metres from Trafalgar Square
  • Outside Canada House – one space - 33 metres from Trafalgar Square 
  • Suffolk Street – one space - 644 metres from Trafalgar Square 
  • Spring Gardens – one space - 321 metres from Trafalgar Square 

To find other blue badge parking bays nearby, use the postcode WC2N 5DN and search the City of Westminster’s website. To see where the bays are, click the ‘View results on a map’ button on the search results page.

Café

The café on the square is open from 10am-6pm daily. There is seating inside, plus outside seats and wooden tables. The café is on the lower terrace of Trafalgar Square, on the square’s east side, right of the central staircase.

Toilets

Trafalgar Square also has a number of public toilet facilities:

Men

  • Eight urinals
  • Three cubicles
  • One disabled toilet
  • One baby changing facility

Women

  • Nine cubicles 
  • One disabled toilet
  • One baby changing facility
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