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The Golden Jubilee 1952-2002


Guide to events in London


 London Events Timetable

This is BBC News Online's guide to the special events that are happening in central London throughout the jubilee weekend.

Check the timetable below for a run down of the festivities and click on the map or the Next link for details about what is happening where.

Tuesday 4 June

1040 BST: The Queen and Royal Family members leave Buckingham Palace for a state procession to St Paulís cathedral where a national service of Thanksgiving will take place.

The celebrations concluded with a jubilee fly past

1345 - 1730BST: A national festival takes place on the mall featuring parades and pageants. About 20,000 people are expected to take part.

1740 BST: The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will make a public appearance on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony.

1755 BST: The jubilee celebrations will conclude with a flypast of 26 RAF aircraft followed by the Red arrows and Concorde.

Monday 3 June

1300 BST: Festivities began with a nationwide peal of bells to herald the beginning of the 'people's party'. The playing of the Beatleís hit All You Need is Love signals the launch of the Commonwealth music festival in Hyde Park and across the country.

1930 - 2230 BST: The Party at the Palace pop concert takes place in the grounds of the Buckingham Palace. Those who donít have tickets will be able to view it on the screens in nearby parks and in the Mall.

The scene at Trafalgar Square

2240 BST: The Queen leaves the pop concert to light the national beacon at the Queen Victoria memorial in front of the palace. It will be one of 1700 beacons to be lit across the UK, Commonwealth and around the world.

2245-2300 BST: Fireworks will be launched from the roof of the palace and courtyard. Again it will also be relayed on the big screens outside the palace.

2300 BST onwards: Pubs throughout London and across the country can legally stay open until 0100 the following day. The Tube will be running all night to help weary revellers get home.

Saturday 1 June

2000-2200 BST: Prom at the Palace: The concert was broadcast live on the big screens located along the Mall and adjacent parks.

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