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Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952.

The spring bank holiday will move from the last Monday at the end of May to Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June will be a bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This extended bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities to come together to recognise and celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. 

Photo archive

The council will compile a photo archive of Jubilee events, which will be held by the Local History Centre for years to come. Residents are encouraged to contribute their own pictures by emailing them to

Please note that by submitting an image to the Local History Centre (LHC) for the Islington Archives, you are agreeing to submit the photo as a donation, forfeiting copyrights to the LHC, and are aware that it may be accessible to the public in the future for research purposes, for exhibits, or through communications channels.

Beacon lighting event

Beacons were lit across the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. In Islington a beacon lighting took place on 2 June in Dartmouth Park at 9.45pm - a site that is on top of a hill and visible across a wide area of the borough.

Unfortunately, public access was not permitted as the site has construction work in place, making it impossible to allow large numbers of people to access the space safely, especially after dark.

For more information on the Platinum Jubilee visit or the Platinum Jubilee website.

Organise a celebration

There are different requirements you will need to follow based on where you are looking to host your event and what size it is. Select a celebration type to start your application and for specific guidance and helpful tips.

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