Since Wednesday (September 14) evening, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about queues in London. After the Queen’s coffin arrived in London’s Westminster Hall, following her death on September 8, crowds have flocked in to see her coffin lying-in-state.
It’s a pretty tough journey to the front of the queue, especially without knowing how long it could actually take. Now, however, there’s an online account that will tell just how long you can expect to wait to get to the front of the queue.
If you haven’t joined the line yet, fire up Twitter and find the account called @QE2Queue, aptly named ‘The Queue’, and automated updates will give you the lowdown on what kind of wait you’re looking at.
Here’s an example from earlier today that shows all the information you can expect to find:
As you can see, the updates provide the time of post, distance of the queue, the estimated wait time (hovering around 14 hours, in this instance), the nearest landmark to the back of the line, and a handy Google Maps pin.
The account will also let you know, as is the case right now (11am on September 16), if the queue has paused and not allowing new joiners.
Demand to join the queue is sky high, but it’s certainly worth keeping up to date before heading out to avoid disappointment upon arrival. As of now
Updates are also being provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Twitter account.
The Queen’s coffin will be lying-in-state between now and around 6:30am on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Hall, which will be open 24-hours-a-day in this time to accommodate everyone hoping to visit.
PLEASE NOTE: The queue has currently paused as of 10:47am today (September 16) and this is expected to last for at least 6 hours. Check the account for the most up to date information on the queue’s status.
Check out ‘The Queue’ account here.