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The best ways to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in Chelsea

From street parties to culinary delights and art, here are Sloane Street’s tips on celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee around Chelsea

18 May 2022

Anya Cafe will offer iced buns with golden crowns

As Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to have reigned for 70 years, there will be festivities aplenty across London and the whole of the UK. But where better to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee than in the Royal Borough, just a short trip from Buckingham Palace itself?

Read on for our round-up of things to do over the four-day weekend (and yes, there will be a street party).

Party on the King’s Road

It almost goes without saying that on this very special royal occasion, the King’s Road would host a street party, given its name and its heritage. On Saturday 4 June, from 11am to 6pm, the King’s Road will be pedestrianised from Sloane Square to Cheltenham Terrace for a day of merriment and activities for all to enjoy, including two markets (one for fine food and another to showcase products from across the Commonwealth), which will take place on the green opposite the Saatchi Gallery.

The festivities continue on Sunday 5 June at The Surprise, which will be hosting its own street party from 1pm. Elsewhere, Cadogan Hall, Peter Jones and more will contribute to the celebrations with their own celebratory happenings. For all the details, please visit

And if you can’t make it to the King’s Road, why not host your own street party?

Expect bunting and merriment on the King's Road

Watch the pageant with a picnic

Thousands of people will turn out on the streets of Central London to watch the official Platinum Jubilee Pageant on 5 June, but if you’d rather enjoy it over a picnic, head to Duke of York Square, where the celebrations will be streamed on a giant screen. It’s the perfect way for little ones to watch the goings-on, too.

Prepare your picnic basket for an afternoon on the green

Delight in royal buns

Your first stop for said picnic supplies ought to be the Anya Cafe, which will be serving up iced buns topped with golden paper crowns that are guaranteed to make you smile. In the spirit of Jubilee street parties, why not buy a box of four and offer them to your neighbours?

Anya Cafe's iced buns

Taste great British dishes at The LaLee

The LaLee at The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel’s menu usually offers diners a tour across Europe through its variety of dishes, but for the bank holiday weekend, executive chef Chris Hill has created a very British selection. On offer is a Cornish lamb hot pot with glazed carrots and spring peas and a royal favourite, the classic trifle – yum.

Book your table here.

Great British dishes at The LaLee

Enjoy some egg-cellent art

Once you’ve fuelled up at The LaLee, embark on a neighbourhood walk  (or take a complimentary rickshaw ride from Sloane Square) to discover seven giant egg-shaped artworks by leading creatives, designed to raise awareness of the impact of poaching and egg collectability. There will be two each on Pavilion Road, Duke of York Square and Sloane Square, representing a different decade in Her Majesty’s reign, and all will be auctioned off in 2023 to raise funds for important conservation work in South Asia.

Head to for a downloadable map.

For those who’d prefer a guided tour of the area, head to Sloane Square where there will be two walking tours each day (at 11 am and 3 pm) between 2 and 5 June.

Tatiana Alida's painted egg

Shop for souvenirs

Forgo plates, tea towels, commemorative mugs and other traditional Jubilee souvenirs in favour of something a little more… elevated. Burberry and Hermès have both issued beautiful celebratory scarves, available for a short time only, while Annoushka has created a special jubilee collection featuring corgi and orb charms, among other delights. 

Smythson is offering limited-edition lion and unicorn stamps in its Sloane Street store. And those who spend more than £250 between 30 May and 6 June will be gifted a special silver stamped edition of the stationer’s Panama notebook. Don’t forget to pop into Harvey Nichols, too, where special Jubilee and British collection hampers will be on offer, featuring nibbles and tipples for the big weekend.

Smythson's stamped Panama notebook

Take afternoon tea

Mark the most British of occasions with a quintessentially British tradition. On Lower Sloane Street, boutique hotel Sloane Place will be serving up a classic afternoon tea menu on its roof terrace between 1 and 5 June, and at the other end of the Street, Harvey Nichols will have a special selection of cakes for the occasion, as well as a limited-edition ‘Lilibet’ cocktail, which uses British Ramsbury Gin – distilled in Wiltshire – to pay tribute to Her Majesty. Holy Carrot, meanwhile, has partnered with Lady Amelia Windsor to put a unique twist on its teatime menu, with sugar- and gluten-free bites including choco cheesecake lollipops, miso caramel trifle and crostini with ‘crab’ salad, available from 2 to 4 June between 3pm and 5pm.

Lady Amelia Windsor enjoys her gluten- and sugar-free menu

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