Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Here in the City of London, we are also celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign. Keep reading for details on some of the events and activities still happening across the City to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know about what’s going on in the City throughout the year.
City Guides Walk - A Right Royal City
Fridays & Saturdays (until 30 September) | 2pm | £12 adults, £10 concessions | Start from City Information Centre, near St Paul’s Cathedral
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. Tours will start from the City Information Centre and end near the Tower of London.
Jubilee Exhibition - St Paul's, the Monarch & the Changing World
25 May to 1 December (except 3 June) | Included in admission to St Paul’s Cathedral
The Jubilee exhibition at St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World, explores the grand ceremonial occasions held at the Cathedral to commemorate the Royal Jubilees of four British monarchs: George III, Victoria, George V and Elizabeth II. There’s a wealth of material from the archives and treasures from the collection including remarkable, historic vestments for these magnificent occasions.
In Celebration of Royalty guided walk
Every Wednesday in June | £7 + booking fee | Leadenhall Market
Join the City's Official Guides for this limited edition evening tour of Leadenhall's 2000 year history. Learn about the traditional links of the monarchy to the market and the surrounding ancient City of London, exploring the surroundings and traditions of this most ancient and yet unexplored of markets, and how they have evolved and changed throughout the past 70 years of the current monarch’s reign and beyond.
Superbloom at the Tower of London
1 June to 18 September | £10 adults (FREE from public path) | Booking required
Visit the Superbloom at the Tower of London this summer to see the moat flooded with millions of flowers to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. Carefully chosen seed mixes have been sown to create a vibrant sea of flowers that will continuously evolve from June to September, changing colours and patterns over the summer. Book your tickets to walk through the transformed space, taking time to slow down and bask in the simple joys of nature.
Royal Jubilee Bells at St James Garlickhythe
Various dates | FREE
St James Garlickhythe church is home to the Royal Jubilee bells. These bells participated in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant on the River Thames in 2012, before being installed into the church. Additional churches across the City are open on weekdays – many have concerts or recitals. Check individual churches for details. Friends of City Churches put together a list of events and openings every 2 weeks.
Royal City: More Ways to Mark the Platinum Jubilee Across the City of London
This map features even more things to see and do with Royal connections in the City of London. Created by the City BIDS to showcase activities in these areas: Fleet Street Quarter, Aldgate Connect, Cheapside Business Alliance, and EC Partnership.