Things to see, eat and visit in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend | Wender Mind Kids

Things to see, eat and visit in honor of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend

As the nation enthusiastically prepares its gardens, pavements and homes in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who will become Britain’s longest-serving monarch of all time, there’s still plenty of time to join in the fun if you don’t already have plans for that have forged event. The 2022 anniversary weekend will see both official and fringe events taking place across the UK.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place over a special four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022 to coincide with the monarch’s coronation on 2nd June 1953. The holiday is observed nationwide on Thursday and Friday bank holidays – including a special pub closing time at 1am – to maximize the hilarity.

Many initiatives, parties and plaques have sprung up across the country to commemorate the milestone, but with high profile events such as the Platinum Party at (Buckingham) Palace concert on Saturday, the 4 it instead on the BBC), ranging from street parties to floating gardens, here are some ELLE Britain’s pick of the best – yet – alternative ways to take part in the Jubilee Weekend celebrations.

Burberry floating meadow

In honor of the Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations, the heritage British brand has partnered with Superbloom (the brains behind the Tower of London’s commemorative exhibition) to create a zero-waste floating meadow. The installation consists of over 5,000 plants and was created to celebrate the flora and fauna found in England’s river ecosystems and riverbanks such as the Thames. Located just a short walk from Tower Bridge Station, it used 1.4 tonnes of recycled plastic collected from rivers.

All of the plants used in the memorial exhibit will be replanted by Burberry volunteers and live on in local community projects after the installation closes, and as a celebratory keepsake, you can use floating seeded paper meadow cards and vegetable inks to plant your own meadow too home. If you don’t manage to snag a seat to visit the Dream Meadow, you can grab one of the brand’s exclusive commemorative scarves, made in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

When: May 30 – June 1
Where: Butler’s Wharf Pier, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE
Price: To book a slot to visit the meadow, click here

Afternoon tea at Taj 51

For something more traditional, the Great Victoria Garden Party at the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is a must. Once home to the Lords and Ladies of the Royal Court and just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, the restaurant is the perfect place for a variety of activities, including a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea – with Pimm’s and Prosecco of course – and decorating Cookies, flower workshops, children’s theater visits with a royal theme, giant garden games and live musical performances.

The restaurant also serves a selection of treats from the exclusive Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Sampler can be purchased and enjoyed in the nearby gardens over the long weekend, so have your picnic blankets ready.

When: June 1st
Where: Taj Suites and Residences, 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF
Price: book here

The Jubilee Pageant – Live Screening and Chelsea in The Bloom

If you haven’t been able to book a ticket – or don’t plan on camping at Pall Mall – then you can head to Duke of York Square in Chelsea this weekend to see a live screening of the Jubilee Pageant. With a giant screen and plenty of space to settle down for a picnic, this is a guaranteed memorable afternoon and a way to ensure you don’t miss a moment of this historic event. Before the screening, for the first time ever, visitors can enjoy a longer series of Chelsea in Bloom. The installation – themed this year perfectly to match the anniversary – can be seen in Sloane Square, Duke of York Square and along the iconic King’s Road, don’t forget to scan the QR codes next to your favorite display to download a map of what goes off.

When: June 5th
Where: Duke of York Square, Chelsea
For free

Queen’s Jubilee Sunday Lunch at Thornbury Castle, Bristol

What better way to celebrate the Queen’s 70th reign than in a castle? Thornbury Castle, near Bristol and bordering the Gloucestershire countryside, provides an unforgettable setting and the ideal place to celebrate this remarkable milestone.

Built in 1511 during the reign of Henry VIII, it was home to kings, queens and dukes over the centuries before becoming a luxury hotel and reopening its doors last year. Held in the most regal of settings and in honor of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Castle offers a leisurely Sunday lunch to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – expect plenty of English sparkling wine and enchanting serenades from Thornbury’s resident harpist on arrival.

When: June 5th
Where: Thornbury Castle, Bristol
Price: £67 per person

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Street parties in Leeds city centre

Street parties will take place in Leeds city center over the Jubilee weekend. Organized by Leeds City Council, the celebrations will take place from 2nd to 5th June and will feature live music, street performances, BBQs, street food and more. Events take place throughout the city center including New Briggate, Call Lane, Merrion Street, Lower Briggate, Greek Street and Cookridge Street.

When: 2nd-5th June
Where: Via Leeds
For free

Watch Sunset on the Thames

Sunnier days and warmer evenings are best spent with friends and what better way to do that over the bank holiday weekend than at the stunning riverside Somerset House Terrace Bar.

Created in collaboration with San Miguel, the terrace overlooking the iconic London skyline is the perfect place to relax after an afternoon of platinum anniversary celebrations. So if you need a low key way to celebrate the occasion with a refreshing beer this is the place to go.

When: Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June 2022
Where: Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Price: Free or different

Visit London’s famous Carnaby Street

Never to be outdone, there’s a marching band across London’s Carnaby Street all weekend and activities like glitter makeovers, free Crumbs and Dollies cupcakes, Kua’ Aina Jubilee snow cones and 1,000 limited edition Jubilee tote bags – 70 pieces that will be full of gifts from Carnaby stores. If you’re in the mood for shopping, you’ll also find plenty of discounts at the shops, bars and restaurants, as well as special menus, cocktails and events including The Court’s Yas Qween show, helmed by Yshee Black Drag Queen Rupaul’s Drag Raceon Thursday, June 2 from 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

When: Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June 2022
Where: Carnaby Street, Westminster, London W1F 9PS
Price: Free or different

Enjoy refreshing cocktails at Madison Rooftop

For those looking to start their anniversary weekend in style, Madison Terrace is the place to be. For one, and one night only, you can dance the night away to decades of iconic Ibiza tracks with a twist – the entire set is performed by a 10-piece orchestra.

So if a musical menagerie of horns, strings, vocalists and a DJ beat alongside bespoke cocktails is your idea of ​​the perfect toast to the Queen, this is the event for you.

When: Wednesday June 1st.
Where: One New Change, St Paul’s, London
Price: book here

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