2022 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: UK’s biggest events, street parties, festivals

There will be street parties, festivals and picnics galore across the UK when the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is celebrated over a long weekend from 2-5 June.

Buckingham Palace has revealed a host of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

The official schedule includes the following events:

  • Queen’s Birthday Parade (Thursday 2 June)
  • Service of Thanksgiving (Friday 3 June)
  • Platinum Party at the Palace (Saturday 4 June)
  • Platinum Jubilee Pageant (Sunday 5 June)
  • Big Jubilee Lunch (Sunday 5 June)

The whole of Britain will get a chance to join in the fun during the one-off four-day bank holiday. Here we pick out some of the biggest events, festivals and celebrations taking place.


1 June to 18 September: Tower of London, London

Superbloom at the Tower of London

A spectacular, colorful, vibrant field of flowers will fill the Tower’s moat. Once the jaunt of royals and home to the crown jewels, the specially commissioned installation has been designed to attract pollinators. natural beauty to the urban space and introduce a new biodiverse habitat for wildlife.


Until 20 June: 45 Park Lane, London

Exhibition: Presence by Rob Munday at 45 Park Lane

Rob Munday, one of the world’s leading holographic artists, has unveiled his latest exhibition at 45 Park Lane hotel in London – including an intimate portrait of Her Majesty The Queen to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The new portrait, which shows The Queen off-guard and smiling is named Platinum Queen: Felicity and is dedicated to the 20 years of friendship between The Queen and her personal assistant and close friend Miss Angela Kelly. This work is part of Munday’s Presence exhibition – a solo exhibition of light sculptures focusing on themes of entity, reality and the essence of existence.


Fridays and Saturdays until 25 June: City of London

City Guides walk:’A Right Royal City’

Join City Guides on a guided walking tour through the City of London to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth. Discover the trials and tribulations, pomp and celebrations of the kings, queens, princes and princesses who have left their mark on the City of London over the centuries. From events that everyone still talks about, to royal organisations that have been saving lives for 500 years and tales of royal treasures, the City has it all. Tours start from the City Information Center at 2pm and end near the Tower of London.


Until 13 October: Sandringham, Norfolk

Exhibition: Her Majesty The Queen at Sandringham

This year’s special exhibition at Sandringham – Her Majesty The Queen at Sandringham: An accurately Reign and a Unique Country House – Will showcase The Queen and the Royal Family’s affection for the much-loved country retreat.


1-2 June: east Yorkshire

Riotous Royals

A Rusticus Adventure featuring plenty of silly interaction and off-the-wall activities, it will be staged at Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, on 1 June and Sewerby Hall and Gardens on 2 June.


1-5 June: Hampton Court, London

Jousting at Hampton Court Palace

Jubilee Joust at Hampton Court Palace

Experience the sport of kings as knights from around the country joust to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Visitors can choose a favorite knight and cheer them on as they compete for the coveted Jubilee Cup. Pomp, ceremony and splendour will reign supreme, as this family -friendly event takes place in the spectacular Hampton Court Palace gardens.


1-5 June: Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden Great Piazza Party

London’s Covent Garden will provide visitors with the royal treatment, kicking off the month of June with a bank holiday celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Great Piazza Party on the iconic piazza will include the best of British dishes served from different Feast It street food throughout the weekend the estate will also be resplendent in traditional British decorations, Union Flag-themed bunting and swing seats, as well as red, white and blue floral arches.


Thursday 2 June: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The Big Jubilee Gala Concert

Birmingham’s Symphony Hall will host a memorable musical and artistic journey through time. The concert will showcase a collection of the greatest compositional works and performance pieces created within the Queen’s 70-year reign, whilst embracing modern-day arts and culture. Through an array of artforms and expressions of creativity, the event will represent the outstanding diversity of both the Commonwealth and of the West Midlands. Tickets from £ 13- £ 55.


Thursday 2 June: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Stairway’s Jubilee Party with’Queenergy’

Stairway music bar in Biggleswade will kick off its bank holiday weekend of events with a very special (and fitting) show from Queenergy, the soundalike tribute to iconic rock band Queen. Attendees can expect big guitars, operatic vocals, lush harmonies and all of the classic things that made Queen one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Tickets from £ 5 per person.


2-5 June: Lincoln

The Great British Outdoor Picnic at Lincoln Castle

Across Lincoln’s green spaces, including the grounds of the historic castle, visitors are invited to celebrate the jubilee with a Lincolnshire picnic between Thursday 2 June and Sunday 5 June. With live music, delicious regional food, and family fun activities, the event is perfect The castle grounds are free to enjoy over the bank holiday and will be decorated in celebratory colors. The picnic marks the beginning of Lincoln Castle’s summer season.

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