Final Jubilee Pageant details revealed
Organisers have revealed the final details for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, which promises to be one of the most spectacular pageants in London’s illustrious history.
The unique 1,000-boat pageant will include 20,000 participants on the water, and up to a million spectators along the banks of the River Thames.
Pageant Master Adrian Evans today revealed that 50 giant screens will be erected along the Thames to give spectators a prime view of all the day’s proceedings, and also highlighted the best vantage points to witness the seven mile long flotilla in person.
Tickets are still available for the main Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park, and can be purchased for £5 per person (children under the age of 12 can enter for free). Tickets will not be available on the gate.
For those without tickets to the Battersea Park event, road and bridge-closures either side of the river mean that large portions of central London will effectively be pedestrianised between 7am and 10pm. An interactive map outlining the best places to view the pageant from the riverside is available at www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/InteractiveMap.aspx.
The pageant will begin at 2pm – weather permitting – and end at 6pm, starting at Battersea Bridge and finishing at Tower Bridge.
For a detailed overview of the June 3rd event, visit http://www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/EventInformation.aspx.