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Celebrate the Jubilee weekend in Battersea and Nine Elms

Warren Bushaway florist crown

Published on
May 31, 2022


Get ready for a fun-filled bank holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! There’s plenty going on in Battersea and Nine Elms for everyone to enjoy. 

Going for a walk this bank holiday? If you head through Arch 42 to New Covent Garden Market, you can see a giant majestic royal crown in the south alcove on Merchants Way that’ll take your breath away. The installation was created by Warren Bushaway, London Event Florist, to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year outside the gates of Windsor Castle – and now it’s revived once again to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Ready for a royally good time? If you live in Doddington and Rollo Estate, Savona Estate or Carey Gardens Cooperative, there are Jubilee Celebrations taking place during the afternoon of 3 June. Contact your local residents’ association for more information about what’s on and how to join in.

Go down to Battersea Power Station on the river on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June for free family activities, live screen coverage of the royal pageantry and live entertainment. There will also be food trucks and pop-up huts on The Coaling Jetty to enjoy over the long weekend, plus some special moments with the Commonwealth Baton and Battersea Power Station’s beacon lighting.

Thinking of how to spend your Sunday? Pack a picnic and take a short walk to Battersea Park from 11am on 5 June to celebrate the Big Jubilee Lunch hosted by Wandsworth Council. Local music charity World Heart Beat will be there to ease you into the afternoon with contemporary music. 

There’s lots more going on during the Battersea Jubilee Festival with a series of events over the weekend – find out what’s on near you.

Have you spotted our local Jubilee commemorative paving slab? Just outside Battersea Power Station Tube on Battersea Park Road you’ll see a slab dedicated to Her Majesty, one of 17 laid across the borough of Wandsworth. 

Want to find out more about The Royal Family and Wandsworth? Don’t miss the Battersea Park Library exhibition on the history of royal visits to Wandsworth as part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2022, available to view until 12 June.

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