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Reimagine: Car Free Day in London

Take to the streets on a bicycle this Car Free Day. Credits: McElwee Studio Limited.
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Rediscover central London with free access to Santander Cycles and whizz through the city on car-free streets. Read More


This event is no longer taking place in 2020, but you can still enjoy Car Free Day in London by walking and cycling across the city and making use of free access to Santander Cycles on 22 September when using a code.

Hop on your own bike or hire a Santander Cycle for free on 22 September by using the code CFD2020 with the Santander Cycles app or directly at the dock. Or commit to changing your commute this year with 25% off your annual membership using the code CFD25OFF upon purchase on 22 or 23 September. 

Remember to share your active day out with #MyCarFreeTrip for a chance to win prizes from GoPro, Brompton and more. 

Find out what's usually on during Car Free Day in London below. 

In 2019, London’s streets hosted a whole day of free activities for Car Free Day with Reimagine in London.

The biggest ever Car Free Day celebrations in London provided the unique chance to “reimagine” the city, by walking or cycling through 20km (12 miles) of closed roads in central London, with performances and activities along the way.

Where and when is Reimagine taking place?

Remagine is not taking place in 2020. In 2019, you could enjoy activities around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London from 10.30am until 5pm and it was free to attend, with no tickets required.

What is Car Free Day?

Car Free Day is celebrated across the world on or around 22 September. It encourages motorists to choose alternative travel such as walking and cycling or public transport, instead of using their car for the day.

How to travel to Reimagine

Due to road closures for the car-free festival, some bus routes in central London are usually diverted.

In 2019, Santander Cycles also offered free access to the scheme across London on the day to encourage everyone to cycle to the event. There are more than 11,500 bikes at more than 780 docking stations across the capital, with extra cycles being added throughout the city as part of a plan to make London even more cycle-friendly.

The event has been designed to ensure it is inclusive for everyone. Taxi-drop-off points and pedal-powered shuttles help to make it accessible for all.

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