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27 Mar 2019

Participant Update: A Guide to Driving in Central London

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is an event known the world over, so it’s no surprise that more than a third of all participants on the Run make the journey from overseas to join us and take part with their pre-1905 cars.

There are several things to be aware of when driving in London and, to help our overseas participants (as well as anyone not used to driving in London), we’ve put together a simple guide to help participants get around the city more easily.

One major change for the 2019 Run that participants need to be aware of is that the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) will be in effect at the time of the event. From the 8 April 2019, the new ‘T-Charge’ will mean most vehicles, ranging from motorcycles to the largest of lorries, will have to meet tighter exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge to travel within the ULEZ area. Unlike the current Congestion Charge, the ‘T-Charge’ will apply seven days a week. Veteran cars are exempt from this new charge but of course there may be implications for tender vehicles and any other “support crews” driving through London which is why we wanted to bring this important update to your attention. Unlike the Congestion Charge the ‘T-Charge’ payments must be made by midnight on the following day of travel in order for vehicle owners to avoid receiving a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Our full guide covering the current Congestion Charge Zone, the new Ultra-Low Emissions Zone, parking options and more are detailed here

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

The world's longest-running motoring event