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Weight limits

Weight restrictions at Tower Bridge

7.5T MGW Area Ban

We operate a 7.5 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight limit over the central area of the City of London. Vehicles requiring access to premises within the ban zone to load or unload are exempted from the restriction.

The extent of the ban is shown in blue in the map A (640kb) the roads forming the boundary to the zone are not included in the ban.

For further information about the 7.5T MGW Area Weight Limit Ban please email us at  or phone our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.

Specific Weight Limit Bans

In addition to the 7.5 tonnes area ban, we have four specific weight restrictions in operation in the City of London

  1. Eastcheap: ahead into Cannon Street / right into King William Street 18T MGW
    Gracechurch Street: left into Eastcheap 18T MGW
    ahead into King William Street 18T MGW
    right into Cannon Street/King William Street 18T MGW
    King William Street (northbound): Arthur Street to Cannon Street 18T MGW
  2. Tower Bridge and approaches: 18T MGW
  3. Garlick Hill: 7.5T MGW
  4. College Hill: at junction with Cannon Street 7.5T MGW

The areas of specific weight restrictions are marked in the map B (640kb) and indicated on the traffic signs at the entrance to these streets.

For further information about Specific Weight Limit Bans please email us at or phone our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.

13 May 2012
Last Modified:
31 October 2013