Hang out the bunting and raise a glass. Time to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Early June marks the special occasion, and people across the UK will hold street parties, singing songs and lighting beacons. A celebratory feel is sweeping across the country to mark the day.
There’s a special concert to be held outside Buckingham Palace, parades and displays. The UK even gets an extended holiday weekend! Want to join the party?
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating a staggering 70 years on the throne, and to mark the occasion, there are several organised events taking place that you can be a part of. So, if you’re London bound, keep your eye out for the following.
- There’s a Platinum Jubilee Pageant, taking in street art, theatre and music and dance.
- On the second Saturday in June, there will be the Queen’s Birthday parade (Trooping the colour). It’ll begin at Buckingham Palace, moving down the Mall towards Horse Guard’s Parade.
- And the BBC is holding a concert outside Buckingham Palace with performers from across the world. It’s going to be a spectacular occasion.
With smaller events being held in cities, towns and villages, you’ll not be short of things to do. However, if you are looking for a something royal themed to do, a tour for example, we give you some top tips on how to spend your Platinum jubilee weekend.
What to do in London
The capital will be the focus of many major events and is where you’ll find the majority of the royal themed attractions. If you just want to explore, then a hop on bus tour is a great way to capture the best of the city without the need to move from your seat. But you can, of course, especially if a place takes your fancy. There are royal themed tours that will show you all the key places, including Buckingham Palace, the royal parks.
Head up London Eye for a panoramic view across the city and down the River Thames. Talking of the Thames, you can catch a boat and glide by many of London’s top attractions, including the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Or if you’re looking for something a little faster… try the speed boats! It’s the best view of the sights of London around.
Top tip: Get a London pass and it’ll open up many an attraction door!
Head out of the city
If the crowds of London don’t seem very appealing, then you have options to explore other royal themed places. Windsor is just up the road and is a spectacular example of a working/living castle. A tour around the castle is a very special experience, the treasures, artwork and the grandness of the rooms you can explore. A right royal treat!
Extend the tour and you can take in Royal Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge. From the mystical stones to the Roman bath, these are places that where the fun of learning is as important as actually seeing them.
Plenty will take place during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend; it’ll make for a celebratory time to head to the capital or around the country. Let’s hope the weather holds! Congratulations your Majesty.