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Things to do - Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Updated: May 31, 2023

Are you ready for the biggest bank holiday in the UK? Excited for the celebrations? Still looking for what to do? This is a historical milestone as the Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years of service.

The UK, particularly London will be on show this week. Below is the itinerary in London plus other venues and activities that are happening around town.

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Thursday 2nd June

  • Trooping the Colour: The Queen's Birthday Parade will be held on this day starting at 11am. Tickets for seated viewing are sold out BUT you can view the display as the troops parade to and from Horse Guards Parade between Buckingham Palace and the parade ground. Where to watch: BBC One In public on a big screen - St James Park, The Mall

  • Scott's Mayfair , 20 Mount Street London The Scott’s royal carriage, will be situated outside this prestigious restaurant on Thursday for you all to view & take pictures. Book a table to toast to Her Majesty with their special cocktail made with Dubonnet, Plymouth Gin and Crème de Framboise.

  • Lighting of the Jubilee Beacons. You can catch a glimpse of the lighting of the Principal beacon at Buckingham Palace at 9:45pm. Watch on BBC.

  • Mayfair's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations on the 2nd - 3rd June. From 12-7pm on a traffic free North Audley street will be filled with amazing menus and celebratory cocktails from some of London's top restaurants - Nyetimber bus, The Connaught Patisserie, Pink Tea Café, The Mayfair Chippy, The Biltmore Mayfair - as well as a huge 200ft Banqueting table.

  • The Jubilee Afternoon Tea at the famous, The Goring Hotel. You can get a chance to enjoy this special Afternoon Tea until 1st September, from £60.

  • Jubilee Weekend in Covent Garden Head to Covent Garden over the weekend and soak in all the spectacular events: From getting a Yorkshire (pudding) Burrito on the East Piazza to a Charlotte Tilbury's store event on the 2nd, with themed food, cookies, tea and prosecco.

Friday 3rd June

  • Service of Thanksgiving - held at St Paul's Cathedral. The largest church bell in the country will be rung for the service. The bell will ring for the 1st royal occasion since it was restored in 2021. Watch on BBC One from 9:15am - Royal family members will arrive around 11am You can also visit St Paul's Cathedral and view all its glory at £18 per person (adult) over the weekend.

  • Celebrate the Jubilee at Aqua Shard, The Shard. Experience a 3 course brunch menu and enjoy Starlight Strings performing their string quartet during brunch on the 2nd and 3rd June.

Saturday 4th June

  • The Derby at Epsom Downs. The Queen and other members of the royal family will attend the Derby. Catch on live on ITV. The race takes place at 4:30pm.

  • Platinum Party at the Palace Live on BBC at 7:30pm with over 20,000 in attendance! Members of the Royal Family will arrive around 7:40pm and the concert will be broadcast live from 8pm - 10:30pm. You can also watch on big screens at St James's Park and The Mall. Artists to perform are: Diana Ross, Craig David, Duran Duran and Alicia Keys. Expected are also cast of hit musicals such as Hamilton, Six and The Lion King.

  • Visit The Tower of London and you will also see the SuperBloom - The Moat flooded with flowers. To mark the Platinum Jubilee, over 20 million seeds have been sown in the moat which will develop and evolve over the summer.

  • The King's Road Street Party, Chelsea. From 11am - 6pm the King's Road will be pedestrianised. Fine Food Market will be on the green opposite Saatchi / behind the Duke of York Square. Pop-up bars from Partridges, The Cadogan Arms and Moet & Chandon will offer drinks, along with brass and steel bands.

  • Head to a Jubilee Joust - Hampton Court Palace Between 1st - 5th June at 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm and experience who will joust the hardest! Pick your favourite knight and cheer them on as they compete for the Jubilee Cup.

Sunday 5th June

  • The big Jubilee Lunch! Street parties are onnnn everywhere in the country! Get the BBQ's out, hats on, music playing, friends, family and have the most fabulous day!

  • Throughout London, streets will be closed and filled with celebrations, bunting and joy! The Connaught, will host its own street party by 5 Carlos Place, London. From 12pm until 3pm, enjoy Pimm's, truffle-topped scotch eggs and strawberries with cream, along with brass bands playing.

  • The Platinum Jubilee Pageant Led by The Sovereign's Escort in The Gold State Carriage. This is the last official event. These will proceed down The Mall and the Pageant will be begin at 2:30pm. Ed Sheeran will be headlining this event, and will be joined by Sir Cliff Richard, Gary Lineker and many more. Where to watch the Pageant? Aired on BBC One and iPlayer Duke of York Square, Chelsea will be live screening the Pageant. A giant screen and plenty of space to settle down with a picnic.

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