If you’re among the thousands of people who are heading to watch the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant (aka a load of boats going down the Thames) it’s important you know where to head.
With so many people expected to head down to watch over 1000 boats move along the Thames to mark the start of the Queen’s Jubilee most areas are going to be absolutely rammed but with our guide hopefully you can plan ahead a little.
The best place to catch the boats is from one of the bridges that cross over the Thames, we suggest Lambeth Bridge, it’s a little further along the water so hopefully wont be quite as busy. Boats will be passing through there at around 3.25pm.
Cadogan Pier is going to be one of the busiest areas of London as this is where the Queen is boarding the Royal Yacht Britannia. We’d avoid that area at all costs if we were you and just keep an eye out for her further down the river.
In all honesty the best place to watch the pageant is probably in a pub as several across London will be screening it on their TVs and specially erected screens. The Boathouse in Putney is a good shout as it’s right on the water or any other pub anywhere near the Thames should be screening it.
The pageant runs between 2 – 6pm tomorrow (3rd June).