Jubilee Pageant awarded Guinness World Records title

The weekend’s River Thames Jubilee Pageant has broken a Guinness World Record for the largest parade of boats.

A total of 670 crafts made up the procession that was in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The previous record was set by a flotilla held in Germany in April last year, which consisted of 327 vessels.

Gordon Innes, chief executive officer of London & Partners said: “London always puts on a good show and today has been no exception, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Thames River pageant have captured the city’s celebratory mood and ended on a high with London smashing yet another world record.

“With the Olympic opening ceremony now just six weeks away, I have no doubt those watching will want to come and be part of the action this summer.”

The River Thames procession was just one of the events happening in London over the four-day bank holiday weekend, with Buckingham Palace hosting a special music concert on Monday night and a balcony appearance by the Queen and other  members of the Royal Family on Tuesday.

Many roads across the capital were also closed as people held special street parties to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. Even Prince Charles and Camilla made a surprise visit to a picnic being held close to Fortnum & Mason as they entered into the spirit of the event.

Even though the Jubilee celebrations are drawing to a close, the capital is still an ideal destination for those looking for luxury hotel in London as the city remains in the party mood with the start of the London 2012 Games rapidly approaching.

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