Car cruise converges on Greenwich as police close streets
The sound of exhausts reverberated around Greenwich Peninsula last night after a large number of modified cars ended up on the Peninsula.
Police had closed off the Westferry roundabout on the Isle of Dogs which had proved to be a popular location for meets on prior occasions – which then saw many drivers head through Blackwall Tunnel to car parks and areas near Ikea as well as homes around Greenwich millennium Village
Westferry Circus underground section blocked by Police before tunnel runners arrive later
Can still get through on above ground section via ramps up to CW estate but best to avoid
If you use underground car parks best to approach via Hertsmere road pic.twitter.com/I8sbwxMpWi
— Andrew Wood (@Andrewwood17) August 30, 2020
Police then shut the car park which caused cinema patrons heading to Odeon being unable to park.
@ODEONHelp @ODEONCinemas has a ticket booked & paid for tonight for Greenwich Odeon but couldn't attend since police closed all entrances to the car park, any chance of refund or rebooking for Monday?
— Gwyn D Jenkins WEAR A MASK! 💙 (@gdjenk) August 30, 2020
The August Bank Holiday cruise is one of the biggest of the year with hundreds of cars converging from across the country. Previous examples have drawn much criticism for blocking public roads and accusations of dangerous driving.
This time around the Met blocked off certain areas – which saw drivers then head elsewhere. Could Greenwich now be a location for future meets?