Platinum Jubilee: Where, When and How to Celebrate

Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service in 2022. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four-day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June. The Jubilee bank holiday is an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.

Community Parties

Coronation day: street party to mark Queen’s ascension in 1953, Graham Place, Kensington | RBKC ARCHIVES

Over the extended bank holiday in June, 31 street parties will take place across Kensington and Chelsea with support from the council. Residents have been supported by officers in their party planning, to make sure street decorations are safe and festive. Look out for local promotion of your nearest street party.

Party Planners wanted

If you or anyone you know, would like to join the fun and volunteer at the event, preparation will start on Friday 3 June with decorating the Town Hall. Alternatively, you can bake a cake, biscuits or small savoury items that can be served to the guests, or if you would like to lend a hand and volunteer at the event, please call 020 3719 4954 or email info@kensingtonandchelseaforum.org.uk.

Tea for the Queen, Sunday 5 June

The Kensington and Chelsea Over-50s forum, is working with the council to organise a community luncheon, themed as an indoors street party for our older residents who may be socially isolated, bereaved, lonely or housebound. They’ll receive goodie bags and a magazine memento of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Jubilee Window Spotting: 2 – 31 June

Shops throughout the borough will be busy creating imaginative Jubilee window displays and fantastic Jubilee-themed products and services for a limited time only. If you spot Kensington and Chelsea’s best Jubilee offering throughout June, take a photo and post it on social media using #RBKCJubilee. You could be in with a chance to win a luxury Fortnum and Mason hamper.

Visit www.rbkc.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee for the latest local Kensington and Chelsea updates