What a year for London! Celebrate Queen’s Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee – marking her 60-year reign on the British throne. Diamond Jubilee weekend festivities will be taking place in London and around the U.K. on June 2-5, 2012.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend
Here’s a rundown of special Diamond Jubilee Events:
- Diamond Jubilee Celebratory Street Parties
- The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
(an unprecedented 1000-boat, 15-mile flotilla on the River Thames)
- Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace
(top-name performers in Rock, Pop, Classical and Musical Theatre)
- Royal Carriage Procession
- 60-Gun Salute
- Royal Family appearance on Buckingham Palace balcony
- RAF Flypast… and more!
The Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace will be televised live in the UK – U.S. viewers across the pond can see exclusive highlights on ABC on Tuesday night (June 5th, the day following the concert). Featured entertainers include: Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard (my idol – he’s the Elvis of England)… and many more exciting performances.
Whether you’re visiting London or enjoying life there as a local, there are so many fun things to do before, during and after The Diamond Jubilee. Check out our London Sightseeing Tours, and Fun Day Trips departing from London (to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Paris, Canterbury, Dover, English Castles, and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Where will you be during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations?