Witness history in the making with a visit to London during the months of May and June. As the longest reigning UK monarch of all time, Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her 90th birthday for the second time this year. The second time this year you ask? The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday on the 21st of April, however due to royal tradition, Kings and Queens have held birthday celebrations on summer days different from their actual birthday. This is so they can enjoy the summer weather and provide activities and celebration for the public to enjoy.
Visit London For The Best Celebratory Activities
If you are thinking about visiting London for the summer celebrations, we invite you to stay in style at The Bentley. With easy access to the city, join the festivities, laugh with friends and make unforgettable memories this summer celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Queen’s Birthday Celebration Schedule
Many events are still being finalised but below is a basic schedule with some of the most unforgettable events.
May 12 – 15 2016
90 minute Birthday spectacular:
- 900 Horses
- 1,500+ Riders
- Spectacular performers
- So much more
June 10 2016
A Friday service will be held at St Pauls Cathedral. This is the start of a weekend of celebrations for both the Queen’s 90th and The Duke of Edinburgh’s unofficial 95th birthday. Unfortunately the congregation will be made up of only special guests (invite only). But you will still be able to view from outside the Cathedral and join in the festivities outside.
June 11 2016: Trooping the Colour (The Queen’s Birthday Parade)
During this event the Queen has the chance to inspect and judge each soldier from the household division. If you aren’t able to make it to London this day, the BBC will be televising the event from 10am.
If you are in London make your way to Buckingham Palace to catch a glipse of the Royal Family travelling to and from Buckingham Palace throughout the day in their extravagant Carriages.
June 12 2016: The Patron’s Lunch
This traditional event is an immense street party for 10,000 guests eating a picnic and being entertained by dozens of street performers and circus acts. Discover all the details on how to get involved here.
Due to the popularity of this event, it will fill up quickly so act promptly to secure your place.
The Bentley Offers
Take advantage of the great offers we during this celebratory period and enjoy London is style and luxury.