The Jubilee celebrations are nearly upon us and everyone, including the least royalist amongst us, is looking forward to an extra bank holiday!

Brighton has always been a diverse, freethinking city which also has a strong heritage and history giving you the perfect balance of traditional and alternative, making the city the perfect getaway for everyone. So whether you’ll be singing the national anthem after an afternoon tea or enjoying a drag queen brunch to celebrate the extra day off, we have all you need for the perfect break.


Let’s start with accommodation, for the Royalists a stay at The Grand Brighton is a must, especially as corgi’s stay for free over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Furry friends will receive a special treat on arrival and be provided with a cosy blanket and water bowl as standard. Plus, four legged guests can enjoy a puppuccino from the Victoria Lounge & Bar, available on request, as their humans enjoy their own refreshments, did we mention they have an amazing Jubilee afternoon tea? πŸ˜‰

For those with more of an alternative outlook, Snooze Brighton brings you the best of bohemian Brighton, situated in the super cool Kemp Town area of the city, this quirky bolthole is the perfect spot for exploring the city.

Things to Do

OK so you’re here in the city how will you celebrate? What better way to commemorate the Queen’s 70 year reign, than a trip to the Royal Pavilion, walking around this spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) is a very fitting tribute to her majesty.

On the 4th June you can enjoy a Royal Picnic in the Pavilion gardens. Pack a hamper of local produce and dine like a royal. Toast like a queen with the Platinum Jubilee Trio from Ridgeview Wine Estate, this special edition suite of English sparkling wines have all previously served to Her Majesty the Queen and are now available to buy with 15% off. Plus, over the Jubilee weekend they are offering special tours and tastings at the vineyard, delightful.

Fancy something a bit out of the ordinary? You need to head to Brighton Music Hall on the 5th June to catch legendary drag prince Alfie Ordinary’s beachy bingo, the perfect musical journey through Alfie’s favourite pop music, perfect for all kings and queens alike. Be sure to order their £10 breakfast stack and pace yourself, this event is not for the fainthearted! They also have live music, a beach BBQ and offers on cocktails across the weekend so you have plenty of time to celebrate not working!

Food & Drink

Is there anything more quintessentially British than an afternoon tea? We are lucky to have many spots in the city that serve a fine scone, check out our roundup here: just don’t forget to put the jam on first!

If you’re peckish after the morning’s fun Rum Kitchen offers a cornucopia of rich flavours inspired by the Caribbean islands Their exclusive Carnival soundtrack and DJ line-up never fails to liven up the atmosphere. Bringing people together to experience that ‘good vibes only’ feeling, exactly what you need for the long bank holiday weekend.

For those feeing patriotic you can dine in decadence and enjoy a Jubilee feast fit for a queen, with Platinum Jubilee cocktails and desserts at the Ivy in the Lanes look out for the Ivy Guard to welcome you.

Want to avoid the patriotic masses? Brighton Fringe always has something new and quirky to offer, check out their programme to discover a wealth of theatre, cabaret and dance.

These are just a few suggestions of how to spend the long weekend so whether you are team Liz or team lie in, Brighton is where you will find it all this Jubilee weekend.





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