Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

What celebrations are taking place?

This year marks a remarkable milestone for Her Majesty The Queen in 70 years on the throne. To mark this momentous occasion, there are a number of celebrations throughout the year and ways for us all to come together, with a focus on the Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.

Local celebrations

Street Parties 

Street Parties are a long-held tradition in celebrating national events and the Platinum Jubilee is no exception.

There are 33 street parties taking place across the borough that the Council has supported through grant contributions and waived fees. These private street parties are organised by residents for their neighbours, but there is one event that have been organised for any resident to pop along and enjoy:

  • The King’s Road Platinum Jubilee Street Party organised by Cadogan Estates Ltd on Saturday 4 June from 11am - 6pm with a section of the Kings Road from Sloane Square to Cheltenham Terrace closed to traffic, and local retailers such as Peter Jones and Chelsea Physic Garden hosting marquees with activities such as crown making and face painting. No tickets required. 

To aid with travel plans around the borough over the Bank Holiday weekend, please view the list of road closures. Nearby roads to these will likely see some impact from resident cars needing to park outside of those roads hosting street parties. 

Jubilee road closures
Location Start Date End Date Times
Brechin Place 27/05/22 27/05/22 8am to 5pm
Lennox Gardens 27/05/22 27/05/22 8.30am to 11.59pm
Abingdon Road 02/06/22 02/06/22 10am to 11.30pm
Freston Road 02/06/22 02/06/22 12pm to 6pm
Pangbourne Avenue 02/06/22 02/06/22 11am to 4.30pm
Langton Street 02/06/22 02/06/22 9am to 9pm
Bassett Road 03/06/22 03/06/22 9am to 4pm
Wornington Road 03/06/22 03/06/22 9am to 6pm
Woodfall Street 03/06/22 03/06/22 12pm to 11.59pm
Gordon Place 04/06/22 05/06/22 From 9am on the first day until 11pm on the last day
King's Road 04/06/22 04/06/22 8am to 8pm
Lexham Mews 04/06/22 04/06/22 3pm to 11.59pm
Old Church Street 04/06/22 04/06/22 10am to 3pm
Edwardes Square 04/06/22 04/06/22 9am to 8pm
Ladbroke Crescent 05/06/22 05/06/22 8am to 12am
Smith Terrace 05/06/22 05/06/22 10am to 4pm
Bedford Gardens 05/06/22 05/06/22 9am to 7pm
Burnsall Street 05/06/22 05/06/22 5pm to 9.30pm
Caversham Street 05/06/22 05/06/22 9.30am to 7.30pm
Holland Street 05/06/22 05/06/22 8.00am to 5.00pm
Kramer Mews 05/06/22 05/06/22 8.30am to 6.30pm
Lennox Gardens 05/06/22 05/06/22 12pm to 7pm
Margaretta Terrace 05/06/22 05/06/22 8am to 7pm
Portland Road 05/06/22 05/06/22 10am to 6pm
Redcliffe Road 05/06/22 05/06/22 12pm to 7pm
St Helen's Gardens 05/06/22 05/06/22 11am to 3.30pm
Vicarage Gardens 05/06/22 05/06/22 12pm to 8pm
Victoria Road 05/06/22 05/06/22 7am to 10pm
Lonsdale Road 05/06/22 05/06/22 10am to 6pm


Spot the best Jubilee themed window display to win a luxury hamper

Shops throughout the borough will be busy creating imaginative Jubilee window displays and fantastic Jubilee themed products and services for a limited time only. If you spot Kensington and Chelsea’s best Jubilee offering throughout June and take a photo, posting it on social media using #RBKCJubilee, then you could be in with a chance to win a luxury Fortnum and Mason hamper. 

Please read the terms and conditions before entering.

Terms and conditions

Please read these terms carefully before you submit a picture to be considered for the competition. 

About the candidates

Anyone is eligible to enter competition. Members of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) staff (either permanent or temporary, current or former), interns, contractors and/or sponsors may participate, but are not eligible to win.

The candidates must follow the photo competition rules to be eligible to win.
Technical specifications for submitted photos
The photo(s) must be posted as a high-resolution JPEG (as high as your camera will allow). The photo must not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organisations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.

The photo must be an original creation - no copyrighted images may be used.

The participant must certify and warrant that the submitted photo(s) does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright. RBKC is not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of photos.

Judging and notification of selected photographers

After the competition closes at 23.59 on 30 June 2022 (GMT), qualifying photos will be judged on adherence to the competition challenge through its message clarity, composition and overall presentation. The Mayor of RBKC will judge the shortlisted entries. The Mayor’s decision is final. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the photo competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

The selected will be announced in July 2022 and the applicants will be notified via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook where the entry was made.
If an entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, RBKC reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

Rights and ownership

By submitting their photos to RBKC, participants agree to grant RBKC a royalty-free, non-exclusive and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish or otherwise use, and authorise others to use the photo in any manner and media, including, but not limited to the right to, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries.

Participants may be asked to take part in publicity activities.


RBKC reserves the right to modify or cancel the competition or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary.
The personal information provided to RBKC by the participants shall only be used for the purposes of this contest. Personal information may include the full name and social media handle of the participant. 

RBKC will be providing the following: 

  • A luxury Jubilee Fortnum and Mason hamper

All entrants entering this competition should note that allergens to be aware of in these products may include Milk, Gluten, Nuts and Soya. 

The competition will launch on Wednesday 1 June 2022 and will be live until Thursday 30 June 2022. Applicants must be aged 18 or over to enter.

Participation in the contest, including being selected as the photo challenge winner in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by RBKC of the candidates’ views or aims or of any products or services. Candidates shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. The RBKC name and logo are the property of RBKC and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of RBKC. 

RBKC must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media as to the contents thereof and the manner of its presentation and publication, relating to candidate’s participation in the competition. 

New Jubilee Art Exhibition for Kensington Town Hall

In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, RBKC are presenting the new Jubilee Collection of artworks that will hang in the Civic Gallery at Kensington Town Hall. Submissions to the exhibition were chosen through an open call and panel selection chaired by the Mayor alongside colleagues from the Tabernacle, Leighton House Museum, Chelsea Theatre, Muse Gallery and the Design Museum. 

The selected artworks showcase a wide range of ages and backgrounds and the rich cultural heritage and talents of those who live, work and learn in the borough. The Collection will go on show at Kensington Town Hall from July 2022.

Official Jubilee Activities

  • Thursday 2 June - The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) at Horse Guard's Parade with over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
  • Saturday 4 June - The Derby at Epsom Downs and Platinum Party at the Palace BBC broadcast of a live concert from Buckingham Palace.
  • Sunday 5 June - The Big Jubilee Lunch and the Platinum Pageant including the River of Hope flag procession, with the flag images created by primary and secondary school children.

National Jubilee Initiatives

  • The Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative.
  • Platinum Pudding competition: a nationwide baking competition to find a new pudding dedicated to The Queen, now closed. 
  • Platinum Jubilee Beacons: Over 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the UK and, for the first time, beacons will be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries.
  • The Big Jubilee Lunch, Sunday 5 June: big or small, street party or picnic, over 1,400 people have already registered to host Big Jubilee Lunches.

Last updated: 31 May 2022