Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in London with an incredible lineup of events and activities across the capital.

The Queen dressed in a turquoise jacket and hat, looking away from the camera and smiling.
Queen Elizabeth II. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

The UK and Commonwealth come together this year for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in celebration of the historic reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Join the festivities as London marks the occasion with a series of unmissable events across the capital, including a four-day bank holiday weekend.

How is the Platinum Jubilee being celebrated in London?

Special celebrations honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a four-day bank holiday weekend of magnificent royal events from 2 to 5 June.

You can get involved in street parties, explore royal history with dedicated exhibitions, visit royal attractions, see a spectacular pageant, join Trooping the Colour and much more during the Queen’s jubilee 2022.

What events celebrate the Platinum Jubilee?

London hosts exciting events for everyone to get involved in, so check out the official activities taking place to mark the historic Platinum Jubilee.

Special events

Red flowers growing in front of Buckingham Palace, which is lit up and sits in front of a blue and pink sky.

  • See the principal beacon lit outside Buckingham Palace to kick off the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend. From 2 Jun
  • Celebrate the Queen’s official birthday with the Trooping the Colour parade, featuring soldiers, horses, musicians and an RAF flypast. 2 Jun
  • Be wowed by pomp and ceremony as musicians, dancers, military personnel and key workers join forces to honour the Queen’s reign at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant5 Jun
  • Step inside the Queen's royal residence during the Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening, including fine art, beautifully decorated rooms and a special Platinum Jubilee exhibition. 22 Jul-2 Oct

Royal-themed exhibitions and displays

Foodie activities

  • Have a fun day out at the Cafe Biltmore Street Party at The Biltmore Mayfair with an all-day barbecue, live music and traditional English desserts. 2-3 Jun
  • Relish seasonal produce fit for a Queen at Borough Market, which is dressed in royal bunting for the occasion. 2-5 Jun
  • Head to the Seven Dials Jubilee Weekend for afternoon teas, English sparkling wine tasting, pizzas, desserts and themed cocktails, as well as workshops, live music and entertainment. 2-5 Jun
  • Sip Aperol Spritz and enjoy classic British-inspired street food at the Great Piazza Party in Covent Garden. 4-5 Jun
  • Join a traditionally British event at The Connaught Jubilee Street Party to enjoy strawberries and cream, finger sandwiches and a brass band. 5 Jun

Royal afternoon teas

  • Journey through the Commonwealth at Platinum Afternoon Tea at Mayfair Lounge & Grill, which uses flavours from across the globe to create the ultimate taste experience. From 11 Apr
  • Toast the occasion at The Berkeley, where the signature Prêt-à-Portea has been given a royal twist with decadent treats inspired by the Queen's regal fashion. 30 May-12 Jun
  • Take tea with a spectacular view with a Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Eighteen Sky Bar. 3-4 Jun
  • Join in the Jubilee Festivi-teas at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge with a limited-edition afternoon tea. 1-30 Jun
  • Experience royal-inspired flavours on a two-hour Platinum Jubilee Champagne Afternoon Tea Cruise and take in historic sights while listening to a royal commentary. 2-5 Jun
  • Hop aboard the Brigit's Bakery bus to join a Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Bus Tour that serves up traditional afternoon tea, alongside royal commentary and sightseeing. Until 31 Jul
  • Revel in the royal celebrations with the Superbloom Afternoon Tea at Pan Pacific London with exclusive teas, indulgent dishes and yummy treats. Until 31 Aug
  • Indulge in The Queen's Jubilee Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. On 5 June, you can also meet the corgis who starred in Netflix's The Crown. Until 31 Aug

Fun royal events

  • Step back in time to the 1950s, the Queen's coronation decade, as you watch the city from above in the London Eye's Jubilee pub pod27 May-4 Sep
  • Grab a regal costume and tiara before snapping a selfie with the Queen's favourite pooch, a Corgi, with Corgi Cam at Leadenhall Market. 1 Jun
  • Celebrate in song at the Southbank Centre and listen to the performances of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as punk music and exclusive screenings. 1-5 Jun
  • Witness the lighting of the Queen's Jubilee Beacon at Battersea Power Station (2 Jun), and enjoy a weekend of Jubilee events featuring live music and food stalls. 2-5 Jun
  • Prepare for four days of fun at Truman's Social Club and enjoy a village fete, karaoke, family parties and a Big Jubilee Lunch. 2-5 Jun
  • Join the Jubilee Dance Party at Wembley Park, where you can dance to music spanning the seven decades of the Queen's reign, and enjoy street performances and family-friendly activities. 4 Jun
  • Head to the Street Party in the Sky at The Standard, where you can enjoy drinks and DJ sets. 2 Jun
  • Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay as part of A Right Royal Docks Jubilee!. The festivities include live music, ballet performances, a 25-boat flotilla and a craft market. 5 Jun

Top royal attractions 

  • Feel regal as you absorb the royal history of Hampton Court Palace, the 500-year-old residence of Henry VIII. 
  • Visit Windsor Castle, the Queen's favourite weekend home.
  • Rub shoulders with royalty and snap a selfie with the royal family at Madame Tussauds London.
  • Get an up-close look at the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, including thousands of priceless gemstones, crowns and ceremonial regalia. 
  • Delight in the incredible architecture and cultural significance of Westminster Abbey, the location of many royal coronations and weddings. 
  • Explore the grandeur of the horse-drawn carriages and motor cars belonging to the royals at the Royal Mews

Royal-inspired activities 

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When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? 

Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in a pink jacket and hat with black gloves, smiling and waving at people in the distance as she walks.

The Queen acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 at 25 years old. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is on 6 February 2022 and special celebrations mark the occasion across the year.

How many years is the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to reach the Platinum Jubilee milestone  – a celebration of being on the throne for 70 years. 

How old is the Queen?

The Queen is the longest reigning and oldest British monarch at 95 years old.

For more inspiration, check out these bank holiday ideas and top royal attractions in London.