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Pubs Will Stay Open Extra Late For Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend

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Pubs Will Stay Open Extra Late For Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend

To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend this June, all pubs, clubs, and bars will be able to stay open lste.

Much like other national events that came before it, the Queen's celebration, from Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June, will allow for closing times in the hospitality industry to be pushed back.

Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed the special order on Monday, noting that the decision would provide a much-needed 'boost' to the hospitality industry as it recovers from the effects of the pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee will see pubs, bars, and clubs stay open late. (Credit: Getty)
Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee will see pubs, bars, and clubs stay open late. (Credit: Getty)
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Ms Patel said: "For seventy years Her Majesty The Queen has served the UK and the Commonwealth with the utmost dignity, steadfastness and resolve.

“The Platinum Jubilee is a truly historic national occasion, which will see families, friends and communities across the country come together to celebrate this unprecedented landmark in a remarkable reign.

“Over the extended Bank Holiday weekend, we will be able to raise a glass to toast Her Majesty’s incredible service to our country, while also providing a boost to the hospitality industry after a challenging couple of years."

Rather than 11pm, pubs and clubs will close at 1am.(Credit: Pexels)
Rather than 11pm, pubs and clubs will close at 1am.(Credit: Pexels)
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While bars and clubs will stay open until 1am over the Jubilee weekend, supermarkets and off-licences will not be permitted to sell alcohol outside regular hours.

Across the weekend, there will be plenty of fun in store, from outdoor concerts and street parties to the Big Jubilee Lunch.

On the Thursday, celebrants will see the return of Trooping the Colour for the first time since the pandemic first hit, with over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians. 

This will be followed by a service of Thanksgiving for the Queen's reign in St Paul's Cathedral on Friday.

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There will be plenty to celebrate over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend. (Credit: PA)
There will be plenty to celebrate over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend. (Credit: PA)

The highly anticipated Platinum Party will take place on Saturday, with a star-studded line-up guaranteed!

And finally, the Big Jubilee Lunch will be held on Sunday, with street parties taking place in every neighbourhood across the UK, while thousands of street performers and music acts take over the area around Buckingham Palace for a grand finale.

Please drink responsibly. For help and support please visit Drinkaware.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Shutterstock

Topics: News, Royal Family, The Queen, Food and Drink

Ali Condon
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