Celebrations will be taking place throughout Bromley for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, recognising 70 years of service.
Cultural events and family activities
A rich programme of cultural activities and events will be hosted across the borough to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Over 70 Jubilee themed events have been planned in libraries, such as puppet shows, bake offs, craft events, history exhibitions, and author events.
The #EveryoneaRoyal art challenge invites all children in Bromley to design a portrait of themselves as a Royal on a special template. Submissions are encouraged to your nearest Bromley Library by Monday 6 June, with submission being displayed in The Glades shopping Centre in June and July.
Find out more at your nearest library or book places online.
Pick the best decorated shop in Bromley
As part of the Jubilee celebrations, a best decorated shop competition is being held, looking for the shop that best captures the Jubilee spirit with eye-catching window displays.
As the Jubilee bank holiday approaches, look out for local shops across the borough that are specially decorated in anticipation of the celebrations.
To nominate a stylish shop, take a photo and submit it to us.
Submissions must be received by 30 May and photos should just be of the shop, without any people visible. The best judged display will be announced during the Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations, with the winning shop receiving £100 gift voucher generously donated by The Glades.
Bromley Town Centre celebrations
A two-day outdoor concert and summer film screenings will be held in Queens Garden, Bromley over the commemorative bank holiday weekend between 2 and 4 June.
A host of fabulous local talents will perform over two days, with acts taking inspiration from throughout Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. The Saturday performances will be followed by a live screening of the Party at the Palace.
The outdoor concerts, sponsored by the Glades, will feature Magpie Dance, Bromley Vocal School, Skylark School of Dance, Spotlights Theatre, Everyone Matters, West Wickham Operatic Society, with more acts to be confirmed.
A series of al fresco film screenings will also be held in Queens Garden in partnership with Your Bromley, for a variety of royal themed films being shown for family and friends to enjoy. Films being shown include The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Frozen, Minions, Bohemian Rhapsody and a ‘People’s Choice’ royal drama.
Deckchairs can be hired to enjoy these films for a small fee that will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal. Drinks and food outlets will be serving within the gardens, but residents can also bring their own picnics to the celebration.
Following much welcome interest from residents, all concerts and film screenings have now sold out. A few tickets may become available at times if other residents cancel, which can be found on the Eventbrite website.
Beacon lighting in Crystal Palace Park
Bromley will join over 1,500 beacons being lit across the nation and beyond for the Platinum Jubilee with our own beacon lighting ceremony at Crystal Palace Park on Thursday 2 June.
The beacon lighting will be a highlight of the borough’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, marking the start of the four-day celebratory bank holiday, which will see a bugler, bagpiper and choir perform as the beacon is lit.
Following considerable local interest, all 7,000 tickets to view the beacon lighting have now sold out. A few tickets may become available at times if other residents cancel, which can be found on the Eventbrite website
Plant a Tree for the Jubilee
The council is supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting campaign, in recognition of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Over 1,500 new street trees are being planted by the council in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy and also as part of our Treemendous tree planting initiative. Some of these new trees are already plotted on the Queen’s Green Canopy map.
Residents, scouts and other community organisations are also encouraged to take part in the celebration by plotting any trees you plant this year on the Queen’s Green Canopy map including photos of the tree being planted, if possible.
Find out more about the council’s tree planting and how you can become a Tree Friend at www.bromley.gov.uk/trees.
Residents and street friends who have applied are busy organising their street parties for The Big Jubilee Lunch. Further information about street parties.
Bromley will be actively participating in a number of national campaigns celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. More information is available at platinumjubilee.gov.uk