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The Diamond Jubilee in Oxford

Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 60 years and this weekend the UK is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee and enjoying a long weekend*. This is the second Diamond Jubilee the UK has seen. The last one was Queen Victoria’s in 1897 so this is a once in a lifetime celebration! If you are staying in a Weekly Home short let property in Oxford these are just a few of the events that are happening in the area. 

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, are holding some special jubilee events, you can meet British children’s characters Noddy and Rupert the Bear, enjoy a celebrity cricket match, see the special exhibition looking at the Queen’s 60 years on the throne or have a jubilee themed afternoon tea.

The Jericho Tavern, Walton Street, are holding a jubilee jam. A weekend of live music, a tea party, arts and crafts and a charity raffle. 

The East Oxford Street party will see local businesses joining together to celebrate. There will be a beer and cider festival at the Rusty Bicycle, a Sunday Funday at the Pegasus Theatre, Cream Teas at the Oxfork, a street market on Magdalen Road and bunting galore.

In the city centre there will be a jubilee beacon lighting - Three beacons will be lit in Oxford’s city centre as part of a network of over 4,000 beacons being lit throughout the UK to celebrate and commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Watch the lighting of the beacon on Castle Mound at Oxford Castle Unlocked at 10.15pm on Monday 4 June.

If you take some photos of your jubilee celebrations in Oxford, please post them on our Facebook page or tweet them @weeklyhome.

*Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of June are public holidays in the UK. Many shops, banks and businesses will be closed.


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