Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
In a year when the British Queen’s Diamond Jubilee almost coincides with London’s hosting of the Olympic Games, some Londoners plan to escape the city altogether. But royal euphoria will peak on June 3rd, when a flotilla of 1,000 flag-decked steamers, galleys and pleasure craft float down the Thames, headed by the Queen at the age of 85.
The formal river procession will start upriver of Battersea Bridge and finish downriver of Tower Bridge. The boats will muster between Hammersmith and Battersea and disperse from Tower Bridge to West India Docks.
Tower Bridge Rd.,
London, United Kingdom