The Great Diamond Jubilee
The UK kicked off the Great British summer in style with a unforgettable weekend of spectacular Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The main festivities may be over, but events continue apace. Book your trains to one of the special events across the country this summer now and keep the Jubilee spirit going!
Regional Visits: Throughout the Diamond Jubilee year the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh supported by other members of the Royal family will continue their programme of visits to all parts of the UK travelling by car, the Royal Train, aircraft and the ship Leander. Take the opportunity to turn out and see the queen on her Diamond Jubilee tour
- 25th June Henley-on-Thames
- 2nd - 6th July Scotland (Holyrood Week) including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Perth
- 11th - 12th July Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham & Shropshire
- 18th - 19th July Sunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside Gateshead, Durham City , Stockton-on- Tees, Leeds
- 25th July Cowes, Isle of Wight, New Forest, Hampshire
The Royal Collection
If you have an interest in all things Royal, visit one of the Royal Palaces or check out one of this Summer's exhibition's showcasing objects from the Royal Collection
- Windsor Castle: The Queen: 60 photographs for 60 years (4th Feb – 28th October) Moving to Holyroodhouse later in the year.
- Palace of Holyroodhouse: Treasures of the Queen’s Palaces (16th March – 4th November)
- Buckingham Palace : Leonardo da Vinci :Anatomist (4th May – 7th October); Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (30th June – 7th October) N.B The palace closed between 9th & 30th July
Other Exhibitions and Places of Interest
Still gripped by Jubilee fever or didn't have the chance to enjoy the celebrations first hand? Enjoy a Diamond Jubilee related day out with friends and family! To help you on your way, check out our favorite exhibitions and attractions below:
Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames
Where is it? National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
When is it? 27th April - 9th September
What is it? The Thames River Pageant, echoing royal river pageants of centuries past was the centrepiece of the celebrations in Early June. Take a train to Greenwich and learn more about the historic links between the monarch, the River Thames and the city of London at this exhibition. Learn more here
Where is it? The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1W 1QH
When is it open? 1st April - 31st Oct. daily; 1st Nov. - 21st Dec. Mon - Sat.
What is it? If you're a fan of pomp and pageantry, a trip to the Royal Mews is just the ticket. Take a guided tour to find out how the Royal Mews looks after the road transport needs of the queen and Royal family and prepares for state and ceremonial occasions. See some of the horses as well as the state cars and historic carriages that are housed there, many of which are still in use today. Find out more here
With the UK hosting playing host to a massive sporting event this summer roads and the public transport network is likely to be much busier than usual.
- As thousands of people make take to the public transport, make sure you travel in good time and check for travel disruption before you go.
- If travelling in London and the South East, try to avoid travelling during peak periods unless strictly necessary. Check affected areas here
More info: For further details and practical information about all these events and more click here