The Royal Parks are delighted to play host to events as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022. Those coming to join the celebrations and enjoy the parks are advised to plan ahead and refer to the information below. For further details, please refer to the Platinum Jubilee website.
Frequently Asked Questions
What events are hosted in The Royal Parks?
The Royal Parks will host The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) on Thursday 2 June on Horse Guards Parade and en route along The Mall. On Saturday 4 June the Platinum Party at the Palace takes place outside Buckingham Palace, around the Queen Victoria Memorial. On Sunday 5 June the Platinum Jubilee Pageant parades around St James’s Park – along The Mall, around the front of Buckingham Palace and along Birdcage Walk.
How can I watch the events and where can I get the best views?
Although the ticketed seating areas for the events are now sold out, there are public viewing areas along The Mall. On Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June there will be a large screen to watch the events in St James’s Park. Those without seated tickets to the events are advised to arrive early for the best views. Please note that attaching items to trees or climbing trees, railings, fences, statues, buildings or structures is not permitted in the Royal Parks.
Are the parks still open the public?
Some areas of St James’s Park and The Green Park and the space outside Buckingham Palace have restricted access, but the majority of the park space is open and free to enter. On Saturday and Sunday there may be a need to close all access routes into the park for crowd management purposes.
How can I get to the parks?
TfL have a dedicated webpage with travel information for the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Please check before you travel as central London and routes into it are expected to be busy.
Where can I buy merchandise?
Official Platinum Jubilee merchandise will be on sale in designated kiosks around the event site and in St James’s Park.
Can I buy food and drink?
There are numerous catering outlets in the parks selling a selection of hot and cold food and beverages.
Can I have a picnic or BBQ in the park?
Park visitors are welcome to enjoy a picnic in the park but please collect all of your litter and take it home with you and recycle it where possible. Broken glass is a hazard to other visitors and wildlife and is difficult to remove from parkland. Please consider using paper cups, cans and recyclable plastic.
Barbecues are not permitted in the Royal Parks as they are a fire hazard and abandoned barbecues can be a hazard to other visitors and wildlife.
If I’m planning on coming to St James’s Park or The Mall, what should I bring?
The British weather is unpredictable, so please come prepared with sun cream and hats if the weather is good and waterproof clothing if the weather is bad. There are water stations in the parks for refilling bottles.
Can I bring a folding chair, stool or blanket to sit on?
We expect that the event site will be busy, so whilst you’re welcome to bring a folding chair, stool or blanket to sit on, please note there may not always be somewhere to use or store these items.
Will there be toilet facilities?
There will be toilets for members of the public at all of the key event locations. Accessible toilets with hand washing facilities are located at each of the toilet blocks.
Can children attend and are there baby changing facilities?
Yes, children of all ages are welcome to attend the public viewing areas. It may be busy so we advise that children are supervised carefully. There will be a number of baby changing facilities across the event site.
Can I camp overnight in the parks?
Unfortunately we never allow camping in the parks for reasons of safety, security, lack of welfare facilities and the impact it has on the green space.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome in all Royal Parks, although there are some places where they are not allowed or must be kept on a lead. These are clearly indicated within each park. If bringing your dog to an event, please consider how they may react in crowds and when exposed to loud noises.