The Queen’s Jubilee, to mark 60 years of the Queen’s Reign, will soon be upon us and we’ll all be waving our union jack flags, toasting corgis and enjoying the bonus day off work. Hardly a spare moment to think about dating!
If you’re not neck deep in bunting or queuing up for the egg and spoon race at your local street party, get out and about but remember Queen and country and try to keep it topical…
A famous Islington haunt, notorious for live music in the upstairs bar and for crowds streaming out onto Essex Road until the wee hours. They have an action packed line-up for Jubilee weekend, including their all day Jubilee party on Tuesday 5th June which kicks off at midday.
Food, cocktails, impeccable service and beautiful people, located on the hazy line between the City and Shoreditch. Stylish front room décor in the upstairs bar, a beautiful restaurant annexed and a club downstairs. This Sunday, 3rd June, they are hosting the Paravana Project from 2pm till late. A night notorious for its feel good atmosphere and spot on dance music will be a great way to while away Sunday afternoon.
One of the East End’s most popular venues, famous for big name DJs, art and its park size roof terrace – to name a few. For her majesty’s pleasure they are hosting their JUBILEE JAMBOREEE! on Sunday 3rd June. BBQ and mojito anyone?
“We Will Rock You” running for its 11th year in the Dominion Theatre in Soho, the musical dedicated to Queen in all their glory is a must see. There’s not much of a story line, but it’s pure entertainment start to finish. Cheers Freddy!
If you want to mingle with guests including ‘boys girls and inbetweenies of every age, race, culture, sexuality and gender’ then head to the ‘The Way Out Club’ in the City (off the Minories) for London’s biggest transgender parties. For something more low key, Saturday nights in Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch play host to some glam drag queens who float around amongst the crowds.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
To be renamed in 2013 after the Olympics, this 500-acre landscaped park in Stratford includes the showpiece Olympic Stadium, plus about four miles of waterways, extensive parkland and facilities that will be left from the Games, including the velodrome and the new landmark of the Anish Kapoor’s Orbit viewing platform and sculpture. Come on London, not long to get it all finished!
Queen Elizabeth II (better known as the QE2)
The QE2 was the flagship of the Cunard Line for nearly 40 years making her maiden voyage in 1969. At 70,327 tons and 963 feet long she is arguably the most famous liner in the world. Now permanently docked in Dubai, how about an elaborate bank holiday treat?
However you decide to spend that free day, enjoy and have a jolly Queen’s Jubilee!