Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Camden

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

To mark the occasion, there will be a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022.

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

There will also be a number of community-led street parties taking place in the borough for those who applied to close a road over the Jubilee holiday weekend.  

As the longest reigning monarch in British history this is a truly historic moment, and we look forward as a borough to celebrate all that Queen Elizabeth II has achieved during her 70 years of service.

Queen Elizabeth II has visited Camden many times throughout her reign, attending the openings to several significant places in the borough, including Euston Station in 1968, the British Library in 1998, the Royal Free Hospital in 1978 and Swiss Cottage Library in 1964.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is an inspirational figure to so many in Camden and around the world and I hope residents will join the celebrations.

Councillor Nasim Ali OBE, the Mayor of Camden

Get involved

  • Celebrate in one of our parks or green spaces: We are encouraging residents to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by hosting a get together at one of parks and open spaces. If it is likely the group will be over 25 people, you will need to make the Council aware via our website. We also ask all users to respect the space and other people while they are celebrating. 
  • Are you hosting a party or get together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? Share your photos with us via social media using the #WeMakeCamden hashtag.