Jun 1, 2012
Well, I hope you’re ready to p-a-r-t-WHY????? Because it’s the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, and London is literally on fire with bunting and overflowing jugs of pimms, as young and old alike enjoy the jovial Jubilee celebrations! So our pick of events are these:
What? The Book Club is hosting a street party, catering for over 5000 guests with live music, musical bingo, real ale, good stalls and interactive games. Bestival’s favourite Hurly Burly will be making an appearance, and there will be prizes giving out for the best fancy dress. There will also be a giant screen showcasing the Jubilee procession, but let’s face it, you’ll probably be having too much fun to watch!
Where? 100-106 Leonard Street. The City, London EC2A 4RH
When? 03 June 2012. 12pm - 8pm outside,12pm - 2am inside.
How Much? Free, but must be booked in advance. For ages 18+ only.
What? Or if all the street parties and cider are getting too much for you, why not indulge in a bit of quirky culture instead and visit the Museum of London’s exhibition ‘At Home WithThe Queen’. The exhibition celebrates the Diamond Jubilee in a less conventional way with a photographic display documenting Londoners at home with their British memorabilia. Just too kitsch for words!
Where? Museum of London- 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN.
When? Now until October 28th, 2012.
How Much? Free
What? Proud Camden will be hosting the Jubilee Jam this weekend, with over 70 bands performing over the four days. There’ll be live music, djs, vintage swap shops and of course a healthy amount of bunting and union jacks.
Where? Proud Camden Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AH
When? 2nd-5th June.12pm- 2am. 12pm- 4am (Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th)
How Much? Free .
What? Why not continue your weekend’s fun at an after party for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations. At 'A Right Royal Carry On' Legendary DJ Norman Jay will have you shaking your thing with a skilful mix of soulful house, hip hop, disco and reggae. With special guests throughout the night they’ll be no end of entertainment and no reason to go home!
Where? Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John's Hill, London, SW11 1TT
When? Sun 3rd of June 8am-3pm
How Much? £15/ adv £10
What? If you have had your fill of flag waving and toasting to the monarchy then head to Feeling Gloomy: Made in ’77. This against the grain gig takes you back to ’77 when bands like The Sex Pistols. The clash and The Jam told the monarchy and the government where to shove it. With live air guitar shows and a few silly games, you’ll find it hard to stay gloomy!
Where? 02 Academy 2 Islington
When? Sat, Jun 2nd. 10.30pm-3.30am
How Much? £8, £6 before 12midnight, NUS £5, adv £4.50