Saturday, June 2

The Investec Epsom Derby:

Broadcast on BBC One, 12.50 to 16.30, Derby starts at 16.00
Top tip: Look out for Andrew Balding trained Bonfire

The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee

Sunday, June 3
The Big Jubilee Lunch:
Lunch parties, street parties and picnics
Top tip: Make a batch of Jubilee Pimms sorbet

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant:
Broadcast on BBC One, 13.30
1,000 boats will travel up the Thames from Battersea Bridge to Tower Bridge
Approximate timings as follows:
Around 12.00 – Vessels will muster between Chiswick and Putney in the morning and set off downstream
14:30 – The Queen embarks the Royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, near Albert Bridge  
16:15  – The Royal Barge comes alongside HMS President (Royal Naval Reserve Unit), near Tower Bridge  

Bridge timings:
Battersea Bridge: 14.30, pedestrian access only from 07.00 until the early evening
Albert Bridge: 14.45, closed to all traffic from 07.00
Chelsea Bridge: 15.00, pedestrian access only from 07.00 until the early evening
Vauxhall Bridge: 15.10, open to traffic and pedestrians apart from the central section bridge closures as the flotilla passes beneath
Lambeth Bridge: closed to traffic and pedestrians but will have a viewing screen on both the north and south ends
Westminster Bridge: 15.25, closed to traffic and pedestrians but will have a viewing screen on both the north and south ends

Waterloo Bridge: 15.30, open to traffic and pedestrians apart from the central section bridge closures as the flotilla passes beneath
Blackfriars Bridge: 15.40, closed to traffic and pedestrians and traffic but will have a viewing screen on both the north and south ends
Southwark Bridge: 15.45, closed to pedestrians but not to traffic
London Bridge: 15.50, open to traffic and pedestrians apart from the central section bridge closures as the flotilla passes beneath
Tower Bridge: 16.00

Order of the pageant:
Man powered boats
The Royal Squadron
Dunkirk little ships
Historic boats
Steam boats
Recreational motor boats
Narrow boats
Passenger boats and barges

47 big screens will be placed along the bank of the Thames:
Chelsea Embankment
Grosvenor Road
Milbank
Lambeth Bridge
Westminster Bridge
Victoria Embankment
Blackfriars Bridge

Top tip: wear sensible footwear. Many of the roads will be closed so walking will be the best option for getting around

Monday, June 4
BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace:
Broadcast on BBC One, 15.45
Musicians include:
Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, JLS, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Alfie Boe

The lighting of the Diamond Jubilee Beacons:
All beacons will be lit between 22.00 and 22.30. The Queen will light the National Beacon in London at approximately 22.30, this will be the last beacon in the chain.

Approximate timings are as follows:
19:30 – Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace begins
After 22:30 – The Queen lights the National Beacon outside Buckingham Palace 

Tuesday, June 5
A service at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by a lunch at Westminster Hall, a Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace and finally a Balcony appearance, Flypast, and Feu de Joie.
Broadcast on BBC One at 09.15: coverage of the service of thanksgiving and the procession
BBC One13.30: The carriage procession from the Palace of Westminster to Buckingham Palace

Approximate timings are as follows:
10:15 – The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace by car
10:30-11.30 – Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s  
12.30 – The Queen travels by car from Mansion House to the Palace of Westminster
14:20 – Carriage Procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace commences
Approximately 15:25 – Royal Family appear on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace 

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