Rain didn’t stop one million people heading for the Thames yesterday to watch the Queen’s barge and 1,000 other boats float down the river to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. One Londonista played a very small part in the flotilla aboard City Cruises pleasure boat City Gamma, which parked up next to a Thames waste barge opposite the London Eye to watch the boats go past, then joined the tail end of the pageant back to Tower Pier. The atmosphere aboard was hugely jolly with passengers pushing the boat out (har har) on red, white and blue and it felt a huge privilege to feel part of the massive event on the water.
Thanks to everyone who’s put photos in our Flickrpool; these are just a selection of the best. Credits to McTumshie, Ian Visits, buckaroo kid, Cris Rose, FatTaff, KBTimages.co.uk, Lindsey Clarke, McTumshie (again), mdx, Stephen*Iliffe, Gary Cohen, violinconcertono3, Downtime_1882, Reds, viks2 and Gary Cohen (again).