Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in London with an incredible lineup of events and activities across the capital.

The Queen dressed in a turquoise jacket and hat, looking away from the camera and smiling.
Queen Elizabeth II. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

The UK and Commonwealth come together this year for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in celebration of the historic reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Join the festivities as London marks the occasion with a series of unmissable events across the capital.

How is the Platinum Jubilee being celebrated in London?

Special year-long celebrations honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which included a four-day bank holiday weekend of magnificent royal events from 2 to 5 June.

You can explore royal history with dedicated exhibitions, visit royal attractions, step inside Buckingham Palace and much more during the Queen’s Jubilee 2022.

What events celebrate the Platinum Jubilee?

London hosts exciting events for everyone to get involved in, so check out the official activities taking place to mark the historic Platinum Jubilee.

Special events

Red flowers growing in front of Buckingham Palace, which is lit up and sits in front of a blue and pink sky.

  • Step inside the Queen's royal residence during the Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening, including fine art, beautifully decorated rooms and a special Platinum Jubilee exhibition. 22 Jul-2 Oct

Royal-themed exhibitions and displays

Royal afternoon teas

  • Journey through the Commonwealth at Platinum Afternoon Tea at Mayfair Lounge & Grill, which uses flavours from across the globe to create the ultimate taste experience. 
  • Hop aboard the Brigit's Bakery bus to join a Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Bus Tour that serves up traditional afternoon tea, alongside royal commentary and sightseeing. Until 31 Jul
  • Revel in the royal celebrations with the Superbloom Afternoon Tea at Pan Pacific London with exclusive teas, indulgent dishes and yummy treats. Until 31 Aug
  • Indulge in The Queen's Jubilee Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Until 31 Aug

Fun royal events

  • Step back in time to the 1950s, the Queen's coronation decade, as you watch the city from above in the London Eye's Jubilee pub podUntil 4 Sep

Top royal attractions 

  • Feel regal as you absorb the royal history of Hampton Court Palace, the 500-year-old residence of Henry VIII. 
  • Visit Windsor Castle, the Queen's favourite weekend home.
  • Rub shoulders with royalty and snap a selfie with the royal family at Madame Tussauds London.
  • Get an up-close look at the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, including thousands of priceless gemstones, crowns and ceremonial regalia. 
  • Delight in the incredible architecture and cultural significance of Westminster Abbey, the location of many royal coronations and weddings. 
  • Explore the grandeur of the horse-drawn carriages and motor cars belonging to the royals at the Royal Mews

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When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? 

Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in a pink jacket and hat with black gloves, smiling and waving at people in the distance as she walks.

The Queen acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 at 25 years old. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is on 6 February 2022 and special celebrations mark the occasion across the year.

How many years is the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to reach the Platinum Jubilee milestone  – a celebration of being on the throne for 70 years. 

How old is the Queen?

The Queen is the longest reigning and oldest British monarch at 95 years old.

For more inspiration, check out top royal attractions in London.