Come June 2, the eyes of the world will be focused on London as it celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Well, you might not be on the official guest list of the royal family but you can still witness the royal spectacle during the 4-day celebration. The hotels and flights on these days are going fast as a lot of travelers are making their travel plans this early to see the celebration of the sixty years in throne of her Majesty.
We list down some London travel tips which may help you make your travel plans if you are going to London this June:
If you are a fan of the royal family and want to celebrate in true royal fashion, book a room at the Horseguards Hotel. You will have a good view of the river and see the Boat Pageant on Thames from your very own suite. In case, a luxury accommodation is beyond your budget, there are other great options that will be near the center of the festivities. Another good choice is the Strand Palace at the West End.
As we are writing this entry, London and the rest of the world celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of the HRH Queen Elizabeth II. The Jubilee bells sounds in praise of the Queen while a 7-mile flotilla cruise down the River Thames. The flotilla honors the maritime heritage of Great Britain.
The Queen, her husband, and the royal family aboard the Spirit of Chartwell, the official royal barge. Another vessel carries the Philharmonic Orchestra of London. The different ships, boats, and yachts helmed by thousands of sailors.
Around a million spectators line the riverbanks of London and the bridges between the Tower of London and Wandsworth. Giant screens are also set up around the vicinity to provide every one a good look of the happenings.
The flotilla commenced just about an hour or so ago.
It is the year of London when it comes to traveling this year. The city will be hosting the Olympics and the rest of the UK will be busy with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a big celebration and non-Britons might be wondering why it sounds so fancy. The Diamond Jubilee actually is the celebration of the 60th year of the queen on her throne. And this celebration is a perfect tie to be really British.
We featured some travel tips before if you want to go royalty spotting during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Another website, Anglotopia, devoted to everything British produced a video of FAQs about the Diamond Jubilee. It will also be very helpful for those flocking to London this June and has no idea at all while the city will look like in celebration of a war ending with all the Union Jacks covering outfits more than the usual.