Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in Chelsea

*UPDATE* So, apparently Battersea Park’s Diamond Jubilee Festival is now sold out but there are other ways you could spend your Jubilee weekend. To add to my original list  …

1. Duke of York Square will be holding their very own luxury tea party on Sunday 3rd June. And you’ll be able to watch the Queen’s Flotilla and Thames River Pageant on the big screen. More information.

2. Local pubs are holding their own celebrations. The Hollywood Arms, which has a gorgeous screening room upstairs, will be holding a street party and live screenings throughout the Jubilee weekend.

The Chelsea Ram also has Jubilee plans …

The Jam Tree will be holding a garden party on 3rd June and an all-day barbecue on 4th June, with DJ Marble and Rob Marmot hitting the decks at 11pm – 2am.

3. The Botanist will also be offering special Jubilee cocktails, which I will be writing about in more detail when I try them next week. 😉

4. La Brasserie on Brompton Road will be adding a sense of Britishness to their menu including British fizz, cheese and the culinary classic, Beef Wellington.

5. And if you want to get close to the Battersea Park action but don’t have tickets, there’s always The Prince Albert pub nearby. But if you want to get far away from Chelsea (why??) but stay close to the river, The Oyster Shed in the City looks like the perfect spot.

Don’t forget to add your ideas to the comments below if there’s a Chelsea event I’ve missed out!

*And in case you missed my original Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in Chelsea post, please read on.*

Just as one Bank Holiday ends, I’m already thinking of the next one. Well who isn’t? I mean, especially given that it’s going to be a four-day weekend (from Saturday 2nd June until Tuesday 5th June).

So I thought I’d jot down a few ideas of what was going on locally, to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

There’ll be events around the country, throughout the long weekend, and on Sunday 3rd June, there will be the Thames River Pageant. To celebrate this extravagant procession, Battersea Park will be holding a Diamond Jubilee Festival, which I have already booked tickets for! There will be plenty going on: from the Diamond Geezer pop-up tent (ha!) to other food and drinks stalls, as well as vintage fashion. And all along, you’ll be able to see the 1,000 ships sail past along the Chelsea Embankment. For more info, click on the event’s website.

Jubilee tea parties will undoubtedly be springing up around the country but if you fancy something a little more indulgent on Sloane Square, The Botanist have put together a special afternoon tea menu with Marmite.

There will be two main menus involved and they will be available from Monday 28th May to Sunday 10th June.

The Botanist Marmite afternoon tea (£18 per person) 

– Marmite and assorted finger sandwiches 

– Homemade cheddar, chive and Marmite scones

– Marmite and cheese straws

– A selection of afternoon sweets and cakes including chocolate cake with Marmite caramel buttercream, Black Velvet cupcakes and Marmite and peanut butter brownies

– Pot of Jing Tea 

Gentleman’s Marmite afternoon tea (£18 per person – £25 with a Marmite Mary)

– Marmite and assorted finger sandwiches

– Homemade Cheddar, chive and Marmite scones

– Marmite and cheese straws

– Marmite rarebit

There will however be a Jubilee Party at The Bluebird on the Sunday and if you want to catch the  Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday, you can also watch it on The Bluebird’s big screen. But you will have to book because on a normal weekend, The Bluebird Courtyard gets busy as it is. Here’s their website for more details.


And if you want to dress like royalty whilst you party, By Brilliant have a new Tiara collection. Prices range from £95 to £125 and the lab diamonds sparkle with brilliance.


So what are your plans for the Jubilee? Are you organising something yourself or heading somewhere special?

*As and when more events come up, I’ll be updating this post – so do be sure to check back.*



  1. May 11, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    This is flipping genius! I’m desperate to go to The Botanist, sadly I don’t like Marmite, but it’s just such a great idea for theme. Love the Union Jack jars too.

  2. Chelsea Girl
    May 12, 2012 / 9:55 am

    Isn’t it just? I love the idea too! Sadly I don’t eat Marmite either but agree, think it’s genius. x

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