There are a number of events being held across the capital city to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
From royal afternoon teas to special museum exhibitions, the city is planning a whole host of attractions for those enjoying London getaways during the four-day bank holiday weekend at the start of June.
One of the highlights will be the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on June 3rd that will see the Queen lead a fleet of ships and boats up the river. Spectators will be able to enjoy the sight from a number of places along the Thames including vantage points such as the Millbank Towers and Battersea Park.
Various museums in the city are presenting royal-themed displays including Windsor Castle, the V&A Museum, Kensington Palace and the National Maritime Museum. Meanwhile Buckingham Palace will be showcasing the largest-ever exhibition of royal diamonds including many personal items from the Queen’s own collection.
For families enjoying London hotel packages, there is a special festival in Hyde Park on June 2nd and June 3rd with a range of entertainment aimed at children, including appearances from television stars and Disney characters.
Meanwhile, London has recently been named as the World’s Best City at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards 2012 in Spain.
London & Partners chief executive officer Gordon Innes explained: “This award couldn’t have come in a better year for the capital.
“There is so much on offer in the run up to a magical summer and the whole city is working hard to ensure travellers have a great time. This award is another prestigious accolade for the London.”