King Richard III Is Reburied In Leicester: What You Need To Know

20 March 2015, 09:17

Leicester's expected to come to a standstill later as a King is reburied after King Richard III's remains were found under a carpark in the city in 2012.

Since the body was found in 2012 test and analysis have been done on him at Leicester Uni and now the remains will be taken from the University to the Cathedral.

The procession will take the last King to die in battle, passed the site of the Battle of Bosworth were he died and through the city centre.  Thousands are expected to turn out to see him and police are warning of significant disruption.

Here's the route and timings:

Sunday 22nd March

10.50: First sighting of the coffin in public at University of Leicester. A short service will be held.

11.40: Coffin leaves University of Leicester and heads to the site of his final burial.

12.30: A private event at Fenn Lane Farm, the closest place to Richard lll death.

13.25: Dadlington 10 min service on the village green.

13.55: Sutton Cheney 10 min service outside the ‘Battlefield church’.

14.20: Short ceremony Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre led by the Bishop of Leicester.

15.40: Market Bosworth 10 min service.

16.30: The remains reach the edge of the city - at Bow Bridge the City Mayor and Lord Mayor are going to welcome the remains at the medieval city boundary.

16.50: Walking procession to St Nicholas Church before the coffin is transferred to horse drawn hearse for procession through Leicester city centre. The route is:

High Street, the Clock Tower, Gallowtree Gate, Halford Street, Rutland Street, Pocklingtons Walk and Grey Friars.

17.45: Arrival at Leicester Cathedral and another service is being held.

Monday 23rd March

Leicester Cathedral will be open to the public to view the coffin of King Richard III between 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 17.00.

Tuesday 24th March

Leicester Cathedral will be open to the public to view the coffin of King Richard III between 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 17.00.

Wednesday 25th March

Leicester Cathedral will be open to the public to view the coffin of King Richard III between 9.00 – 12.30.

Thursday 26th March

10.30: Guests arrive at the Cathedral for the service.

11.30: Service of Reinterment of the Remains of King Richard III.  The Archbishop of Canterbury is leading the service for the reburial of the King before his remains are sealed in their tomb.

Friday 27th March

12.00: The tomb is revealed in service at the Cathedral

Saturday 28th March

Leicester Cathedral will be open to the public as normal to view the sealed tomb of King Richard III

A Map Of The Route


A bigger version and a city centre map can be found here:

Advice For Getting Into Leicester On Sunday:

Here are a list of the road closures:

Park and Ride are being advised as the best way to get into the city centre.

Police have told Capital: "Rolling road closures, parking restrictions and diversions will be in place – the city and county council have put up signs but traffic disruption is inevitable so please allow more time for journeys and plan ahead.

"If you want to see the cortege, find a safe space in one of the larger places on the route such as Market Bosworth and avoid Dadlington and Sutton Cheney, where space and parking is extremely limited. Park & Ride services will be running from Enderby and Birstall on Sunday 22 March to help people wanting to attend reinterment events get into the city centre."

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