In February this year, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving British monarch ever, being 70 years on the throne. A special four-day bank holiday weekend is taking place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee – in line with when her actual coronation that took place on 2 June 1953.
There are hundreds of fun things going on across the whole country, with the most magnificent happening in London. We picked out the things to do in London to ensure you make it a big weekend to remember! This is a great opportunity to see amazing buildings and view some of the properties which are currently on the market near the events.
Back in 2014 the enchanting bed of ceramic poppies were placed around the Tower of London to remember The First World War. Something of the same beauty will be happening over there for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This time the display will be made with real, wild flowers. Around 20 million seeds selected by Historic Royal Palaces have been planted in the Tower’s 13th-century moat for this specially commissioned installation. You can look down from the Superbloom Public Viewing Path or take the special slide or walkway into the moat itself to view this spectacular presentation.
The display is open from Wednesday 1 June to Sunday 18 September 2022, after which the new landscape remains permanently.
After a nice stroll around Tower of London, taking part in a Jubilee Royal Afternoon Tea will make it even more memorable.
Places that offer this are dropping all over London like daffodils in spring. You can find them in every little corner of London, from The Shard to the River Thames.
The biggest decor transformation is being launched by Shangri-La at The Shard from Wednesday 4 May to celebrate the Queen’s life and travels as well as launch its Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea.
The new menu will be served in Ting restaurant up on level 35 and will include an Asian twist on The Dubonnet, said to be the Queen’s favourite tipple as well as a royal exhibition.
A new Shangri-La Jubilee Celebration two-night stay is also on offer, with partnership-price tickets to the Tower of London, Kensington Palace or Hampton Court Palace plus a Jubilee cocktail thrown in.
Hundreds of other places offer not less spectacular offers. Drifting from one tea party to another, the guests will have a pleasure to look at old buildings which are now icons of world architecture, and have an opportunity to visit modern houses for sale in London.
While being in London, you cannot miss the Queen’s birthday parade. A dedicated Trooping The Colour procession will start in front of the Queen herself at Horse Guards Parade. This tradition is believed to go back to the 17th century. It is quite a spectacular performances with thousands of soldiers demonstrating the military power alongside up to 400 musicians. Catch a limited IRL view at The Mall by St James’s Park from 9.00am, where you can also watch a fly-by from the Royal Air Force at 1pm. You might as well pack a picnic!
There are also plenty of things you can do if the weather decides to surprise us with a bit of rain. Portraits of the Queen by photographer Dorothy Wilding will be on display in these central Buckingham Palace rooms this summer, along with the personal jewellery Her Royal Highness wore to sit for the shots.
Undoubtedly, you will be pleased to check the interior of the rooms as well as the collection of furniture. You may be inspired to replicate some at your own home!
Enjoy these and hundreds of other events being organised to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in London is an excellent opportunity to check the properties on sale there. It might be interesting not only for real estate agents and property developers. Those who might be considering moving to London will undoubtedly be interested too!