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#CopGear - Special Event

Central London Wednesday 26 February 2014

The Met's Historical Vehicle Fleet is moving to a new home and to mark the occasion iconic cop cars dating back to 1948 will be part of a unique convoy through central London - and you can be part of it.

Join classic car enthusiasts, policing experts and historians on the streets of London for a moving retrospective of some of the most recognisable police vehicles in the World.

Vehicles including the 1948 Wolseley 18/85, 1970 Morris Minor 1000 and the 1973 Special Branch Rover P6 will be leaving Hampton Traffic Garage for the final time before making their way to New Scotland Yard. The convoy then heads up to the Met's Peel Centre, Hendon - the new home of the Fleet.

The route will take in some of London's famous locations and offer the public a special opportunity to see the vehicles in action, some of them possibly for the last time!

Get involved - Join the special event using #CopGear

  • Spot the convoy! Send us your photos using #CopGear on Twitter
  • Have you driven any of the vehicles featured? Tell us your story on our Facebook page
  • We will be live-tweeting from inside the classic convoy on @MPSonTheStreet using #CopGear
  • Come and see the convoy outside New Scotland Yard at midday on Weds 26 February.

#CopGear - The First Leg - Hampton to New Scotland Yard

1030hrs - Depart Hampton Traffic Garage, Station Road, Hampton

Hampton Court Road > Hampton Court Palace.
Follow Hampton Court Road > Kingston Bridge
Through Kingston one-way-system towards Richmond Park.
Richmond Park (Dark Hill) > Priory Lane
Join South Circular A205 at Barnes
Follow South Circular A205 > Putney High Street > Over Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge > New King's Road > Kings Road > Eaton Gate > Buckingham Gate > The Mall > Horse Guards Road > Storey's Gate > Tothill Street > Broadway > New Scotland Yard
Arrive at New Scotland Yard approx 1200hrs


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#CopGear - The Second Leg - New Scotland Yard to Peel Centre, Hendon

1230hrs - Depart New Scotland Yard

Victoria Street > Parliament Square > Whitehall > Trafalgar Square
The Mall > Buckingham Palace > Constitution Hill > Hyde Park Corner
West Carriage Drive (Hyde Park) > North Carriage Drive (Hyde Park) > Marble Arch
Marble Arch > Edgware Road > Marylebone Road > Lisson Grove > Lords Cricket Ground
Abbey Road > West Hampstead (B510) > Fortune Green Road > A41 Hendon Way
A41 > Aerodrome Road > Peel Centre, Hendon
Arrive at Peel Centre, Hendon approx 1400hrs


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#CopGear - Videos

Below are some videos with information on some of the vehicles featuring in the convoy. A PDF containing all transcripts for the videos is available to download.