Your guide to how London is celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday

Three days of celebrations will mark the Queen's official 90th birthday Credit: PA

Street parties will be held across London this weekend as 10,000 people have a picnic on the Mall to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

A weekend of celebrations kicked off today with a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

There was also a governors-general lunch at Buckingham palace.


  • Flotilla of 50 vessels processing down the Thames

  • Sixty-two gun salute at the Tower of London

  • Annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony

  • RAF flypast of 29 aircraft


  • Patrons lunch, picnic on the Mall for 10,000 people

Saturday’s flotilla will be led by Gloriana and include Havengore - famous for carrying Sir Winston Churchill's coffin on the day of his funeral - and over a dozen Dunkirk little ships.

Having travelled up river from Tower Bridge, the flotilla will form up in front of the Houses of Parliament and set off down river at 12.15pm.

Gloriana will lead the 50-strong flotilla Credit: PA

The annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony will begin at 1pm.

While thousands will picnic on The Mall on Sunday, others will be tucking into party food at one of a host of street parties.

Richmond boasts the most, with 108 planned.