70ft living tree sculpture to stand outside Buckingham Palace for Jubilee

A huge sculpture made up of 350 British native trees is to be erected outside Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee. An artist’s impression shows how the 70ft structure, made up of small trees in aluminum pots “sprouting” from timber-plank branches, will tower over the palace gates during the four-day bank holiday … Read more

British Soldier Who Marched at Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 Coronation Reflects on the Platinum Jubilee

Amid the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year-reign as British monarch, retired Capt. Andrew Clark of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment recalled the day it all began – and the role he played himself. When the queen was crowned on June 2, 1953, he marched in the procession. Clark, born in Coventry in 1934, … Read more

An outstanding Jubilee exhibition of tiaras and paintings at Sotheby’s

A room full of glowing jewels has opened its doors for the Jubilee showing off that most regal of headwear, the tiara. The display ranges from the 18th-century to the modern-day, with a range from private collections of jewels owned by the nobility to jewels worn by royalty. Here’s the tiara designed by Prince Albert … Read more

A Guide To Sunday’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The action centers around Buckingham Palace. Image: Hulki Okan Tabak / Unsplash One of the key components of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations this week is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant – though organisers have kept the details under wraps until the last minute. Here’s what we do now know, including where it is, what time … Read more

The Red Phone Box Was Originally A Royal Jubilee Kiosk

Ever noticed the golden crown on London’s phone boxes? The royal connection is stronger than you might think. Few things stamp their names onto the London map like royal anniversaries. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Golden Jubilee Footbridges, the Jubilee Gardens, the Elizabeth Tower, the Jubilee line … all owe their appellations to landmark … Read more

Five Reasons To See Hit Musical Wicked This Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Wicked. Photo: Mark Senior We’re absolutely spoilt for bank holidays this year – there’s another four-day weekend at the start of June, and if you’re looking for ways to fill it, we’ve got just the ticket; Wicked. The long-running, enchanting musical is a staple of the London … Read more

Jubilee Bank Holiday Transport In London: Elizabeth Line, Night Tube, Purple Buses

In London during Jubilee bank holiday weekend on 2-5 June? Here’s what you need to know about the transport situation. Special Jubilee buses are already up and running. Image: TfL Getting into London Clearly this is a very special bank holiday indeed, because there are no line closures planned for routes into ANY of London’s … Read more

Two tube stations to strike over Jubilee weekend

Staff at two tube stations, Euston and Green Park will go on strike on Friday 3rd June 2022, citing allegations of bullying behavior by management. According to the RMT, its members at both stations have suffered years of intimidation, bullying and unjustified sackings of colleagues by a manager who has created a toxic atmosphere in … Read more