Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at BPS
Head to Battersea Power Station for the ultimate Britannia-inspired Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration on 2nd and 3rd June 2022, featuring free activities including live performances, outdoor family-friendly games, screenings of celebrations from around the world and more
Battersea Power Station will be the first central London destination visited by the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay on 2nd June following its arrival back into the UK after a remarkable trip across the Commonwealth
The London landmark will also be lighting a Jubilee Beacon at 9:45pm on 2nd June to honour the Queen’s service
Enjoy food and drink from some of London’s finest street food trucks and pop ups from some of the restaurants at Battersea Power Station on The Coaling Jetty
To celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty’s 70-year reign, Battersea Power Station will be hosting a special Britannia-inspired party on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2022. The family-friendly event will feature a mix of live music and dance performances, screenings of celebrations from across the world, food and drink pop-ups from some of London’s finest street food trucks, bars and restaurants already open at Battersea Power Station, plus a Jubilee Beacon lighting ceremony to honour the Queen’s service.
On 2nd June and 3rd June from 12 noon until 10pm, visitors will be able to watch a variety of live entertainment on two screens and a stage in the newly opened six-acre Power Station Park including music from Busk in London and dance performances from Flag Dancers. Celebrating British culture, there will also be performances from The Beatles tribute act, and classical music from Roaming Quartet London, String Quartet and Acoustic Roaming Band.
Free outdoor games including croquet and ping pong will be available for those looking for a spot of friendly competition and Imagination Playground will also be returning for the Jubilee celebrations with their fun and interactive outdoor big blue blocks.
Some of the capital’s hottest street food trucks such as Waffle + Co, Hola Guacamole, Simply Hog Roast, Halloumi Bite and Secret Gold Mine will be heading to Battersea Power Station between 2nd – 5th June to join in the celebrations. There will also be pop ups on The Coaling Jetty from restaurants already open at the riverside neighbourhood including Tapas Brindisa, Cinnamon Kitchen, Wright Brothers, Vagabond Wines, Roti King and Tonkotsu. Tapas Brindisa will also have a special Platinum Jubilee menu available throughout the celebrations, whilst Megan’s at The Power Station will have gourmet picnic baskets for guests to purchase and tuck into. The riverside neighbourhood and the newly opened six-acre Power Station Park will be the best outdoor destination to celebrate with plenty of outdoor picnic tables and seating, ideal for those who want to spend time with their friends and family.
Visitors to the event on 2nd June, will also be able to see the lighting of the Battersea Power Station Jubilee Beacon at 9:45pm to honour the Queen’s service. Alongside the lighting of the Beacon, the Power Station’s iconic chimney’s will be lit purple and gold, the official Platinum Jubilee colours.
The family-friendly event will also see the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay arrive at Battersea Power Station on 2nd June, marking the first Central London destination to receive the Baton after its international trip across the Commonwealth. Visitors are encouraged to cheer on the four Batonbearers, who are each inspiring members of the local community, and will take the Baton from Battersea Power Station Underground Station at 7pm along a route to the front the of Grade II* listed Power Station.
To mark the moment the final of the four Batonbearers placing the Baton into the podium on the stage, Battersea Power Station Community Choir will be performing a special musical number.
Simon Murphy, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:
“The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be a truly joyous moment to celebrate, and we look forward to commemorating this at Battersea Power Station with a very British celebration and a series of family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. We’re also incredibly proud to have been chosen as the first central London destination visited by the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay on its return into the UK on 2nd June.
“It’s an extremely exciting year for Battersea Power Station as we prepare to open the iconic Grade II* listed building to the public for the very first time this September, and these celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee offer the perfect opportunity to welcome members of the local community and those from further afield to discover the vibrant new riverside neighbourhood we’re creating here.”
The Queen visited Battersea Power Station in 1946, when the former coal-fired Power Station was still in operation, meeting with the Power Station’s Directors for a behind the scenes tour of Turbine Hall A and Control Room A. The landmark is also known for providing electricity to many notable locations across London whilst in operation, including Buckingham Palace.
Opening from September 2022, Battersea Power Station will be home to 254 residential apartments, over 100 retail shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as unique event spaces including the Chimney Lift Experience. The opening will coincide with the launch of this exciting riverside neighbourhood’s new high street, Electric Boulevard, which will offer a mix of office space, shops, bars and restaurants, a 164-room hotel, and a community centre.
Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, is already home to over 1,700 residents and more than 20 bars, restaurants, cafés, fitness and leisure offerings including Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza, Francesco Mazzei’s Fiume, The Turbine Theatre, Be Military Fit, DNA VR, Black Sheep Coffee, Boom Cycle and The Cinema in The Arches. The thriving riverside neighbourhood usually welcomes over three million people each year thanks to its annual events programme.
With the Northern Line extended to give this new riverside neighbourhood its very own Zone 1 London Underground station, Battersea Power Station is now within 15 minutes of the West End and the City and is expected to draw visitors from across the capital and the globe, becoming one of London’s most visited destinations.
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