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Jubilee events in the local area
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Street parties, live music events, food festivals, pubs open until 1am, the Platinum Jubilee is set to be a weekend to remember, with so many celebrations to choose from.
One of the biggest street parties of all is at London’s iconic Borough Market, with its Victorian arches decked out with bunting, vintage music playing from the last seven decades and of course – food fit for a queen. Traders will compete for the crown of best decorated stall, with a range of dishes to enjoy on site, as well as produce to take home for a regal picnic, street party or BBQ over the bank holiday weekend.
Borough Market is marking this milestone with seven new recipes – one from each decade of Her Majesty’s historic reign – printed in its Jubilee newspaper. Food historian and writer Angela Clutton has put a modern twist on classics inspired by a leading food writer from each decade. Patience Gray represents the 50s, Madhur Jaffrey, the 80s, with Jamie Oliver standing up for the noughties, and Yottam Ottolenghi the 2010s. The new recipes will be printed in a specially created free Jubilee newspaper available to pick up at the Market, as well as via Borough Market’s website and social channels.
A much-loved London institution, Borough Market has been visited by members of the royal family including The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry, was a wholesale market during the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. It only switched to retail status in 1998.
London Bridge City’s Summer By the River kicks off at the perfect time as one of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons – one of thousands being lit throughout the UK and Commonwealth. At 2pm on 2nd June, hundreds of town criers and 50 Pearly Kings and Queens will announce a proclamation, heralding the lighting of the beacons later that day, at 9.45pm.
London’s largest free outdoor festival plays host to a whole host of Jubilee activities, including ‘The Big Jubilee Tea Dance’ – with a number interactive classes and workshops led by the Swing Patrol dance troupe. Time to don your dancing shoes and kick up your heels by the river.
Pubs can open until 1am over the four-day weekend and Young’s is hosting a series of dinners, events and parties, serving its Jubilee special beer, a vibrant blonde ‘All Ale the Queen’. The brewery has no fewer than 220 pubs in London and the South East to choose from.
If your name’s Elizabeth or any derivation of the royal name, you can claim a complimentary Tanqueray Berry Royale between 30th May and 5th June. So what’s on at Young’s pubs? On Friday 3rd June, at the Oyster Shed by London Bridge, head chef Natalie Coleman is serving up a celebration meal, with a focus on the best from land and sea, paired with English sparkling wine from Nyetimber at £49 per head. Highlights include Chase English Vodka cured sea trout with gooseberries and heritage beetroot. www.oystershed.co.uk
Also on 3rd June, Richard 1st in Greenwich has an 18-piece live jazz festival playing. In Wandsworth on 4th June, The County Arms has a three course banquet inspired by the Queen’s favourite dishes. Afternoon tea will also be served on 1st and 2nd June. www.countyarms.co.uk
And there are so many plans underway for street parties that are sure to live long in the memory. Here’s one that hits the community vibe sweet spot nicely. Love Norbury Jubilee on the Green takes place on the 4th June at St Helen’s Triangle, St Helen’s Crescent. This family fun day is a free event from 12 noon until 5pm. Expect lots for the children – bouncy castle, puppet shows, face painting and an arts & craft table. There’ll be stalls selling Caribbean food (Jerky Fridays), cakes (Sugar & Spice Heidi) and fish & chips from Frydays. Word is a visit from London Fire Brigade is also on the cards. Go along and meet others in your community.
Northwood Road Playground
Upcoming ngagement sessions being held at Northwood Road Playground.
8th June 12pm-2pm
11th June 12pm-2pm
The sessions will be held by Kompan who have designed the new playground, these sessions give everyone the chance to raise any questions they may have. Below is the design for you to view.
For carers of young and adolescent children
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