My London Jubilee Experience


So last weekend saw a country-wide celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. By pure coincidence, I was in London at the time of the festivities. Read on after the jump to find out what the Jubilee looked like to me, covered in analogue, of course!

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For a start, I am hardly what one would call a staunch Royalist. My opinion on the Royal Family is somewhere in the middle – they are a bit out of touch with modern life in real Britain, but they do bring in a lot of revenue in tourism. However, it did feel pretty exciting to be in Central London around the weekend of the Jubilee. London looked good – with union jacks everywhere and there was such a nice atmosphere among the millions of people who seemed to be making their way around town.

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Despite the fact that London was very busy, I managed a cheeky night out with my friends on the Saturday, where we thought it would be a good idea to hire the bikes for a ride around town in the dark! (This was very enjoyable, if a bit wet!)

This was one of the coolest things I have ever seen and it really made me feel patriotic!

On the Sunday I was unfortunately so hungover that I didn’t make it into central London until 4pm the next day – terrible I know! But my friend Helen was enthusiastic as ever and made us join the crowds at Tower Bridge ready to see the boat pageant.

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Unfortunately, as we were there getting ready to watch the boats go by the bridge, and with the aid of a giant TV screen, the heavens well and truly opened. The queue to get back into the underground at London Bridge was huuuuuuuge! So the closest I got to seeing the jubilee festivities was this.

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written by kneehigh85 on 2012-06-20 #news #union-jack #celebration #party #jubilee #britain #queen #anniversary #throne

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