The Diamond Jubilee celebrates Queen Elizabeth II 60 years on the throne. With a four-day weekend from Saturday 2nd June 2012 to Tuesday 5th June 2012, London will be the place to party with millions flocking to the capital to toast the Queen. Discover the recommended Diamon Jubilee Party and Events at some of London's best bars and pubs as well as Diamond Jubilee screenings, street parties and events. London is set to host even bigger parties this time than for the Royal Wedding celebrations in 2011 so book your Diamond Jubilee party in London now.
Party like a Queen on the Diamond Jubilee Weekend
Her Majesty's coronation took place on 2 June 1953, therefore she will be the first Monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee after Queen Victoria in 1897. The main celebrations will take place from 2 to 5 June 2012 with the main proceedings occuring on Sunday 3 June. On that day there will be The Big Jubilee Lunch, organised by the Big Lunch, which is part of the Eden Project, this project encourages people to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. To put it simple The Big Jubilee Lunch is another way to organise huge street parties all across London! There will be London bars and pubs hosting street parties as well as residents and communities creating their own Diamond Jubilee Street Party.
Join the Diamond Jubilee party in London in June 2012
On Sunday June 3rd 2012 the action will be by the River with The Thames Jubilee Peagant: up to 1,000 boats, assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world, will sail down the Thames. The Jubilee Peagant will put together one of the largest flotilla ever assembled on the River, lead by The Queen in the Royal Barge. Toast the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee from a London pub with river views. Book a table in advance to witness a unique moment in history. Celebrations will continue in the streets till late and in several other London restaurants and bars offering Diamond Jubilee parties, themed dinners and cocktails. Party the night away at a London bar for the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
Watch the Queen as she sails down the Thames
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will continue on 5 June 2012 with a televised Concert from Buckingham Palace and The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons. 2,012 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth to toast the Queen. The amazing Queen Elizabeth Jubilee weekend will end on 5 June with a Thanksgiving service in St. Paul's Cathedral and a formal carriage procession.
On Tuesday 5th June there will be a balcony wave where The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and other Members of The Royal Family will appear on the Balcony, at which point there will be an RAF Flypast and a Feu de Joie (Fire of Joy€ - a celebratory cascade of rifle fire given as a salute by The Queen's Guard) from the Forecourt.
Book your Diamond Jubilee party well ahead as the best London bars and clubs will be very busy! God Save The Queen
1. The Roof Gardens Diamond Jubilee Party - Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June
To celebrate the Queens Jubilee weekend and The Roof Gardens 31st Birthday they have one fantastic party on the roof planned. Taking Influences from the silver Jubilee street parties in 1977 the team are moving things 100ft above Kensington Palace and into the Roof Gardens for one massive party weekend. On Friday the 1st June they kick start the celebrations with a Pimm's reception in the Spanish garden followed by a 3 course Jubilee themed BBQ in the Tudor Garden. The entertainment will be supplied by the Mighty Troubadoors Band as they roam around the tables serenading the guests in their own unique style. At 10.45 the occasions will be marked by a stunning fireworks displays with DJ's performing in both the club house and Tudor gardens until close at 3am. On Saturday 2nd they will be recreating the same vibe but attention will be solely on the Queens Jubilee with a very royal and patriotic fireworks display at 11pm to fanfare the occasion with the party continuing till 3am. An exclusive offer for Design My Night members of £50 on Friday and £55 on Saturday for the 3 course meal and all entertainment through to 3am or you can just get on the guest list. Book online.
2. The Lamb Tavern Jubilee Street Party- 3rd June at 12pm
To celebrate, The Lamb Tavern is hosting a traditional street party on its doorstep right by Tower Bridge, in the marketplace itself on Sunday 3rd June commencing after the royal processions. To mark this exciting milestone in British history, festivities just outside the pub will include a pop-up bar serving specially brewed Young's Jubilee Ale, live music from a Brit pop band and a great British buffet featuring all your best-loved dishes! Keeping all things British, the feast will consist of classic dishes such as Coronation Chicken and Game Pie. All of this hearty food can be enjoyed at the street party table within the market place, which is also hosting a pop-up bar where ticket-holders can wash down their meal with Young's specially brewed Jubilee Ale. Also on offer will be Young's renowned bitters, England's finest cask ales and ciders, and of course, a great range of champagne and wine to toast to the Queen. Tickets are £24 and available here.
3. God Save the Clam - Jubilee Weekend
A clam bake and pop up cocktail rooftop bar in London Fields is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee over the weekend starting on Friday May 31st running till 3rd June 2012. You can book tickets for lunch or dinner, where you get to feast on the amazing clam bake, or just head on down for cocktails and snacks at the bar. Read more.
4. Diamond Jubilee Street Party Leonard Street - hosted by The Book Club
After their success of hosting the Royal Wedding Street party in 2011, The Book Club are taking over Leonard Street in Shoreditch and throwing down what is set to be one of the biggest street parties in London for the Diamond Jubilee. Kicking off at 12pm on 3rd June 2012, you can expect live music, DJs, entertainment, beers served up by the amazing London Fields Brewery and burgers from Bukowski (pop up burger specialists). Up to 5,000 will descend to Leonard Street and toast the Queen and you can watch all the action on a big screen. Fancy dress is encourage and there will be bunting, beer, baking, bowler hats and brass bands to give it that festive feel!
This event is free but you can pick up a wristband from The Book Club for priority entrance or just show up on the day.
5. Bourne and Hollingsworth Diamond Jubilee Street Party
Taking place in the beautiful Beford Square in London, on Sunday 3rd June, Bourne and Hollingsworth will be hosting a party for her majesty. This wonderful all-day event will bring British touches including strawberries and cream, G&T's and of course bunting and lots of flag waving! There will be live music from The Sax Pistols, Swing dancing lessons and a fully stocked bar from the Bourne and Hollingsworth team. From 12pm to dusk, this is Diamond Jubilee party in London not to miss.
Tickets are availble here priced at £15.
6. The Phoenix - Diamond Jubilee Street Party
This stylish gastro pub will be throwing it's own Queen's Jubilee Street Party on Sunday 3rd June in London. There will be a BBQ, outside bars and plenty of entertainment with their royal lookalikes! They also have a private room available for hire for those looking for their Diamond Jubilee event space. Book online.
River view pubs and bars in London for the Diamond Jubilee
Catch all the action and proceedings of the Diamond Jubilee on Sunday 3rd June 2012 when the The Thames Jubilee Peagant will be staged along the River Thames. Make sure you watch this momentous event by watching it from a river view bar and pub in London. Read more.