By Hannah Neary, Local Democracy Reporter
A list of all the street parties taking place in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee in Hammersmith and Fulham has been announced – along with details of free parties at local parks.
Plans are being made throughout the country to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee marking her 70 years on the throne.
People are invited to pay tribute to the monarch over a four-day Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5.
Street parties will also pop up throughout every borough with communities coming together to celebrate the historic occasion.
The Labour-led council is hosting two free parties at Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith and Bishops Park, Fulham on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 10pm.
The events will feature musicians, dancers, food trucks and games. The Derby and Buckingham Palace’s evening concert will also be shown on huge screens at both parks.
There will also be two giant picnics at Ravenscourt Park and Bishops Park on Saturday, June 5 from noon to 6pm. The council will give out some tables on a first-come, first-served basis but revellers are encouraged to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets.
The lunches are free to attend, with visitors urged to bring their own food or buy some from food stands.
More than 70 big Jubilee lunches are set to take place in Hammersmith and Fulham over the weekend. Here’s the full list of streets hosting parties in the borough: Aldensley Road, Aldbourne Road, Alderville Road, Ashchurch Grove, Ashchurch Terrace, Ashington Road, Atalanta Street, Aynhoe Road, Beltran Road, Bentworth Road, Beryl Road, Binden Road, Bloemfontein Avenue, Braybrook Street, Carthew Villas, Chipstead Street, Chesson Road, Cloncurry Street, Cobbold Road, Commonwealth Avenue, Dalling Road, Dolby Road, Doneraile Street, Edenhurst Avenue, Effie Road, Ellerby Street, Elswick Street, Elmstone Road, Elthiron Road, Epirus Road, Flanchford Road, Friston Street, Furness Road, Gironde Road, Glenrosa Street, Greswell Street, Hammersmith Grove, Hartswood Road, Harwood Terrace, Hazlebury Road, Keith Grove, Kenmont Gardens, Kenyon Street, Kilmaine Road, Kimbell Gardens, Kinnoul Road, Letterstone Road, Lilyville Road, Linver Road, Lysia Street, MacFarlane Road, Masbro Road, Napier Avenue, Narborough Street, Nasmyth Street, Niton Street, Oxberry Avenue, Palgrave Road, Perrymead Street, Petley Road, Poplar Grove, Purcell Crescent, Queensmill Road, Ravenscourt Road, Ringmer Avenue, Rosaville Road, Rosebury Road, Sawley Road, Sedgeford Road, Sherbrooke Road, Starfield Road, St Dionis Road, Stephendale Road, Sterndale Road, Stokenchurch Street, Tabor Road, Thorpebank Road, Vera Road, Walham Grove and Westwick Gardens.
In London, major events are being held for the public, including a concert outside Buckingham Palace and a service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The official pudding of the Jubilee was recently unveiled – a lemon and Swiss roll amaretti trifle approved by Dame Mary Berry.
Pictured above: The 2012 Diamond Jubilee drew big crowds to street parties (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Editor5807)
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