From patriotic fashion to home grown DJs, Brighton is pulling out all the stops to ensure it celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style. Here’s a taste of what’s going on.
You can enjoy the best of both worlds discovering Brighton’s famous beachside, bohemian boutiques and historic architecture while also enjoying plenty of Jubilee themed activities.
Discover Brighton’s royal connections with a Diamond Jubilee Walk, showcasing the Royal Pavilion, the Theatre Royal and Charles II’s escape to France. For keen historians or sailors wanting to know more, the Royal Escape Race (1st June) offers a chance to experience Charles’s escape from Brighton Pier to Normandy.
The Brighton Museum will be celebrating the Jubilee with a Brighton in Coronation Year collection which looks at how locals celebrated the start of the new Elizabethan age. Television presenter, Andrew Marr also hosts an evening of discussions at Charleston House on the modern monarchy.
Relive the 50s, when the Queen first came to the throne, with free retro makeovers, memorabilia workshops and jive lessons. Or dance the night away with Brighton’s very own superstar DJ FatBoy Slim, when he takes over his home town for a two-night festival at the Amex Stadium (1st-2nd June) with special guests Carl Cox and Nero.
How about visiting the free Fashion and the Flag exhibit to see work by designers, including Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, who have been inspired by the Union Jack?
And of course, we shouldn’t forget the array of lively bars, a beautiful coastline, historic buildings and the bohemian cafés Brighton has to offer. It’s probably going to be one of the places to wave your flag over the Jubilee weekend in the south of England.
Tip: The VisitBrighton.com website offers comprehensive information on visiting the city, and also provides exclusive offers and discounted rates on attractions, entertainment and accommodation.