If you’re planning an event or procession in London, by law you may need to notify us in advance. Whether it’s a festival, show, party, static demonstration or march, we’ll work with you to make sure it goes smoothly. Answer a few quick questions below to find out if you need to tell us about your event or procession, and the best way to do it.

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I'm planning a procession through a public area.

Thank you. Under sections 11(1) and 11(3) of the Public Order Act 1986, you must notify us at least six working days before the procession is due to take place.


Click ‘Start’ below to complete our simple online form.


Average completion time: 20 mins


Please have the following details available if possible:

  • The date and time of the event
  • The event start point and route
  • Approximate number of attendees
  • Your organisation name and address
  • Planned meetings before or after the event
  • Individuals scheduled to speak
  • Links to any publicity material
  • Dates when you will be available to meet us


You may also find our Guidance to organisers of public events document useful.


Please note, if you’re planning to use the road for a march or procession, you will also need to ask permission from the authority responsible for it - usually the borough council. Please contact them and ask about a temporary traffic order (TTO).