Celebrating the Jubilee Bank Holiday in London
Thanks to Queen Elizabeth, this weekend marks a very special long bank holiday! From food festivals to garden parties, there’s something for everyone all over the city.
With so much on offer and so many prospects to fill the coming, sunny days, we thought we'd round up a few highlights to help you decide how to mark the occasion.
Head to a Day Festival
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With such a long weekend, there are bountiful offerings of music across the capital, with events to tickle anyone’s musical fancy; Gala, Mighty Hoopla and Slam Dunk are just an example of the eclectic events going on.
Feel like royalty at a Rooftop Garden Party
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Although the Queen’s Garden Parties are for the most exclusive guestlist, there are definitely other ways to dip into the royal tradition. This weekend, why not revel with drag royalty at Roof East rooftop garden party, featuring Kyran thrax and Polka Dot with the promise of Jubilee themed cocktails and food by Naughty Burger.
Make the Jubilee Pudding
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Celebrate with this showstopper of a pudding! This Lemon Swiss Roll and Ameretti Trifle has been crowned the official pudding of the Jubilee, so why not impress friends and family by showcasing your culinary talents with this dessert. A perfect activity to get stuck into with little ones.
Visit Carnaby Street
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Carnaby Street is known for it's colourful and playful celebrations and this year's Jubilee is no exception! Retailers and restaurants from this trendy hub of central London are offering discounts, giveaways and exclusive Jubilee themed dishes to celebrate the weekend. Highlights include The 'Platinum Punnet' cocktail at Polpo, 50% off lines Superga and the scone inspired dessert at Ugly Dumpling.
Catch some live music at Seven Dials
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To honour the decade in which Her Majesty was coronated, Seven Dials have a series of 1950's themed acoustic music sets playing throughout their streets. Head to Covent Garden to catch some live swing, jazz and blues to get you in the bank holiday mood! Sign up on their website for free tickets.
Ride the Liz Line
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People all over the city are rejoicing at the grand opening of the new Elizabeth Line. After what seems like a millennium, you can now enjoy air conditioned carriages to whiz you all over London to your bank holiday festivities.
Watch the Platinum Jubilee Concert
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Of course, no Jubilee Weekend round up would be complete without the addition of the Platinum Jubilee Concert, as after all, this lovely long weekend is courtesy of Queen Elizabeth herself. Packed to the rafters with special guests and celebrity appearances, the concert should be one to remember!
How are you celebrating the Platinum Jubilee? Whether you're venturing into central London or spending time with family in friends at home, show us where you're enjoying the weekend! We love to see your snaps, so tag us on Instagram @lucylovesthis