Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • TEST (do not reply)
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 20, 17 at 01:24 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Paris, Normandy & Amsterdam with College Graduate
  2. 2 More time in Belgium or Germany?
  3. 3 Buying RER Ticket CDG-Paris
  4. 4 Where to stay in Naples?
  5. 5 Tour Company recommendations for St. Petersburg
  6. 6 And the winner is ...India? Egypt? no, Italy!
  7. 7 Driving
  8. 8 Malaga Christmas lights
  9. 9 Itinerary for 4 days in Madrid
  10. 10 10 days in Cologne Munich Switzerland
  11. 11 My France Vacation
  12. 12 Is Bologna ok for a 3 months stsy?
  13. 13 Car hire from Venice to Croatia and bosnia
  14. 14 Italy Croatia Bosnia
  15. 15 Provence and Cote de Azure
  16. 16 "chunnel" to change it's offical name.
  17. 17 Andalusia schedule /Cordoba question
  18. 18 Ronda by bus in early January?
  19. 19 May Germany, Switzerland, and Iceland
  20. 20 Trip Report From Portugal to the Pyrenees and onto Paris
  21. 21 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  22. 22 10 days trip to Europe in June of 2018
  23. 23 London - Paris - Amsterdam trip planning help
  24. 24 Trip Report CACHOPO, CABRALES & CARBAYONES Asturias..and "The Best Steak in The World"
  25. 25 20th wedding anniversary, Le Grand Tour
View next 25 » Back to the top

Travel to London during the Diamond Jubilee-How to see the sights?

Jump to last reply

We booked our first trip to London for June 3 to 6th, not aware of the Queens diamond jubilee! Now we are wondering what the best way will be to see the sights, since the city will be so crowded and attractions closed off. We don't really care about participating in the celebration as much as seeing the attractions. Any suggestions as to how to do it. We actually land in LHR at noon on the 3rd, the day of her river float. Would it be a good time to see things because everyone will be at the river? Thanks for the help :)

  • Report Abuse

    What attractions are closed off?

    London doesn't function the way you imagine. Whether 100,000 or a million people line the river, there'll be fewer people in central London throughout the Jubilee holiday than on an average working day, and most of them will be doing things that have nothing to do with the Jubilee. The museums might be a tad emptier or a tad fuller than any other Saturday. Or not

    There'll be temporary, but possibly prolonged, traffic disruptions at different places at different times through the weekend - but there'll not be a hint of anything odd 100 yards away. Tubes will run - and more importantly be accessible - almost as usual, except for a few access restrictions for a few hours at one or two stations. The only really serious change is that most Thames bridges will be closed for most of the Saturday, so cross-river buses won't be available, and some places on the South Bank will be accessible only by tube

    TfL haven't yet published the disruption plan - but check at http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/central-weekend for what's happening (to watch or avoid as you prefer) and at the TfL site for details of transport changes nearer the date.

    Assume, though, that unless you positively decide to go close to where something's happening, it'll have close to zero effect on your plans.

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement