Camden celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This month, her majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years on the throne.

To kick off the celebrations, the Mayor of Camden is set to light the Queen’s beacon at Russell Square Gardens on Thursday 2 June from 9.15pm. The beacon lighting is part of a national event where more than 1,500 beacons will be lit across the UK.

Street parties and picnics will also be taking place in Camden over the jubilee weekend for neighbours to come together and celebrate the occasion.

Residents are also encouraged to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by heading to one of the many great parks and open spaces in the borough.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a wonderful chance for Camden’s communities to get together and celebrate this historic moment. For most of us, Queen Elizabeth II has been the only reigning British monarch in our lives and represents an extraordinary example of public service and dedication. It’s great to see that so many of our residents are hosting street parties and community events and I wish everyone a safe and fun long weekend celebrating.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council