Your bumper edition covering 5 days of festivities.
- Stoke Newington Literary Festival is very Londony and star spangled from 1-3 June.
- The month long London Festival of Photography begins with 18 exhibitions and lots of events.
- Secret Cinema starts daily throughout June — but what will it be? Shhhhh.
- Eat your way around the world with the World Street Food Festival on the Southbank from 1-5 June.
- The Accidental Festival at the Roundhouse sees young producers lay on free all-day events and quirky arts performances from just £3 a ticket (31 May-3 June).
- There’s a free street party at the foot of the London Eye from Friday with themed musical dance performances, look-a-likeys, free crown or flags for the kids and a jubilee photo opportunity – if you get tickets for a flight on river pageant Sunday, you’ll get rather a good view of the proceedings.
- The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion opens for the summer in Hyde Park on Friday (free).
- Holloway Arts Festival kicks off with a Jubilee street party on Saturday, and the free Big Day Out in Whittington Park on Sunday.
- Proud Camden throw a free 4-day party, Jubilee Jam featuring lots of live music and vintage swaps between 2-5 June (free).
- There’s a right mixed bag of family-friendly entertainment at Hyde Park’s Jubilee Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday (tickets £20 adults, £12.40 u16s, £56 family of 4).
- The Enlightenment Cafe is open Thur-Sun for a decadent and intellectual night out in the Old Vic Tunnels. Expect comedy, sideshows and frolicking, all with an Enlightenment twist. (Tickets £15.)
- Strawberry Hill House holds a Jubilee Jazz Festival on 3-4 June (tickets from £35/day).
- Green fingered types will find plenty of Chelsea Fringe events and gardens to visit.
- Hang out and shop at Boxpark where there’ll be a Box-party for the Jubilee on Saturday and Sunday (free).
- The Fourth Wall wandering cocktail bar will be in Bedford Square for a Jubilee special 1-3 June – bookings recommended!
- Get in the mood for the river pageant with nautical-themed fun at the Jubilee late in the Queen’s House, courtesy of the National Maritime Museum from 7-10pm (free but please book).
- Learn all about the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens with a special talk at The Foundling Museum (tickets £10).
- Zoo Lates returns, every Friday in June and July at ZSL London Zoo. Bring out your inner animal with partying, comedy and cabaret among the zoo’s buildings. Adults only, 6-10pm. (Tickets £20, but concessions available.)
- It’s Field Day music festival in Victoria Park (tickets still available £45).
- Hampton Court Palace throws a Jubilee Garden Party in the East Front Gardens from 10am-6pm with free entry to the Palace gardens all day (free).
- The Bermondsey Carnival presents musical talent from the local area on the Jamaica Road Bandstand, plus headliners Abba Forever and Alexander O’Neal between 12-6pm (free).
- Interested in Catalan culture? Rich Mix hosts Catalan Weekend opening Friday night with a full day of events on Saturday (all day pass £20).
- Want to go walking? Discover Oddities of the Strand from 2pm (£10/8) or take a Street Art Tour from 11am (£15).
- Join the community street party outside the Artists Club on Phoenix Street and in Phoenix Gardens including magic! From midday till 4pm (free).
- The People’s Supermarket celebrates its second birthday with CAKE and AmnesTEA — a party & fundraiser in one — in their backyard, Lambs Conduit Street from 2-6pm (free).
- Fresh from his Field Day appearance, Jeffrey Lewis will be live in person at Gosh! comics showing off his sketchbooks between 7-8pm (free).
- Pearlies will be present at Club de Fromage’s Gawd Save the Queen party at the Islington Academy for a cockney singalong and a creepy amount of bunting from 10.30pm (£8 b4 midnight).
- The Apple Cart Festival takes over Victoria Park with its mix of music, comedy and cabaret (tickets still available £35).
- Head to Stokey for the N16 Street Party from 12-3pm (free).
- Join in the People’s Picnic up at Alexandra Palace between 10.30am-6.30pm (free).
- Find a Big Jubilee Lunch in your area.
- Join the Open the Gate Circus at Rich Mix, with the African Market open from 12-7pm for shopping, food and a drum jam (free entry), then a Reggae special fundraiser from 8pm (£7 adv).
- The huge big deal today is the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant between 2-6pm. Have a look at this interactive map for advice on viewing points and big screens.
- And for the republicans, an anti-monarchy protest (featuring some big names) will be held near City Hall from 12-5pm.
- Block out the Jubilee with a throbbing warehouse party courtesy of the Soundcrash Alldayer at the Hackney Oval from 2pm till midnight (tickets £9.50 -£14.50+bf).
Bank holiday Monday
- The High Spirits Tea Party at Fenton House and Garden, Hampstead Grove, NW3 6SP promises a traditional lawn tea plus an orchard bar from 11am-5pm (Adult £2, Child £1 on the door).
- Wood Street Market, Walthamstow puts on an all day Jubilee bash with fun, games and 50s music from 10.30am-5pm (free entry).
- Gibe at the Jubilee is an alternative street party in Chiswick, “evoking the punk spirit of ’77, the UK’s counter-culture is having a fun-packed, anarchy-inspired, monarch-free festival” hosted by Carrie Reichardt at The Treatment Rooms, 199 Acton Lane from 11am-11pm (free).
- The first Rivington Street Festival will see bars, clubs and shops in the area open their doors with art exhibitions, live music, spoken word and an all day street party from noon-9pm (free — register for tickets).
- The Horniman Museum Gardens have reopened so go and explore them and enjoy the Crystal Palace Band showcase music across 60 years of the Queen’s reign in the bandstand between 2-4.30pm (free).
- Try some life drawing in a regal setting, as Hampton Court Palace teams up with Dr Sketchy and Ophelia Bitz to offer a drawing class themed around Charles II’s mistresses. 7-9pm (tickets £20).
- The final day of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations sees the Queen take part in a carriage procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace (2.20-2.40pm), followed by a balcony appearance and an RAF flyover (3.30pm).
- Help make a huge Corgi sculpture on The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall from 11am (free).
Other good stuff:
- Free things to do in London
- Museums and Galleries
- Theatre, dance, opera, classical music and exhibitions
- Books and spoken word
- Sci/tech/nerd stuff
- Things to do for a fiver or less
- Stand up and sketch comedy
What did we miss? What are you up to? Let us know in the comments.