Where will you watch the Diamond Jubilee celebrations? Check out the Jubilee pageant route here
See the boats
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant will bring over 1000 boats to the River Thames, ranging from historical tall ships to the royal barge, The Spirit of Chartwell. See a gallery of the stars of the Thames Diamond Jubilee pageant.
Diamond Jubilee flotilla route
The flotilla will pass a number of important London landmarks as it cruises the 7-mile journey from near Putney to St Katherine’s Dock. The Royal party will depart from Chelsea Pier at approximately 3pm. The pageant is expected to finish at Tower Bridge around 6pm.
Here are the timings for the main bridges:
Battersea Bridge: 2.25pm
Albert Bridge: 2.45pm
Chelsea Bridge: 3pm
Vauxhall Bridge: 3.10pm
Westminster Bridge: 3.25pm
Waterloo Bridge: 3.30pm
Blackfriars Bridge: 3.40pm
Southwark Bridge: 3.45pm
London Bridge: 3.50pm
If you’re looking to watch from the riverbanks, TFL advises that you reach your preferred spot by 2pm. See live travel news on the Transport For London website.
Most of the main bridges will be closed to pedestrians and traffic between 7am and 9pm (Albert Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Jubilee footbridge) and Waterloo, Southwark, London Bridge and Vauxhall are closed between 3pm and 5:30pm.
If you don’t manage to muscle your way down to the riverbank you can soak up the atmosphere and get a great view at one of the large live screens positioned around the city. The screens will appear at:
We’ve been excited about the pageant for a long time! Browse our news archive going back to November last year.
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