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London Car Free Day: Tower Bridge shuts for mass yoga session

London Car Free Day: Tower Bridge shuts for mass yoga session

Tower Bridge was closed for the mass yoga session at 07:00 BST
Downward dogs and yoga mats have replaced cars and buses on London's Tower Bridge as part of Car Free Day.The mass yoga session was one of a number of activities taking place in the capital as more than 16 miles (27 km) of streets were shut.Bank junction was turned into a festival space while children will race go-karts in the Square Mile.The closures will be in place until 19:00 BST with roads elsewhere expected to be busy as a result.
Organisers hope more than 150,000 people will take part in events during the day
Sadiq Khan joined cyclists crossing Tower Bridge
Tower and London Bridge were shut at 07:00 BST along with streets in parts of the City, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
Among the other activities taking place were a hedge maze in Cheapside and classic cycle rides on Tower Bridge.Organisers hope more than 150,000 people will join the event, which has been named Reimagine.
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Away from the centre, 15 boroughs will be running their own Car Free Day celebrations and more than 340 "play streets" - safe spaces for local people to socialise and play - have been approved by 24 boroughs.London's Mayor Sadiq Khan said the day was about "demonstrating our commitment to cleaning up our toxic air and experiencing a greener way of living".Transport for London has warned that those who do take to the roads should expect "significant delays".
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