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7 Ideas to Celebrate The Platinum Jubilee 

Her Majesty The Queen became the first British monarch to reach 70 years of service in February of this year. A variety of events and initiatives will commemorate this historic achievement throughout the year, culminating in an extended bank holiday from Thursday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 5th. These few days will bring people from all around the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth together to enjoy the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

We’ve put together a helpful Jubilee celebration checklist to assist you and your employees. So dust out your bunting, pull out your Union Jack flags, and prepare to chant “God Save the Queen.”

Here are some fantastic ideas to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style: 

1. Organise an office party

There are so many wonderful Jubilee themes to select from, from afternoon tea to a kings and queens dinner to a truly British fish and chips celebration. Allow your imagination to run royal as you plan the best way to celebrate Her Royal Highness with your work colleagues. Don’t forget to dress up!

2. Decorate the workplace

There’s no end to the Jubilee-themed decorations available right now, from bunting to balloons to banners to garlands to miniature crowns for the team to wear. Do you have a limited budget? Simple DIY supplies like ribbon, lace, and paper could be used to encourage the team to build the decorations as a fun activity.

3. Bring in Food

When deciding what snacks and desserts to serve to your co-workers, think British. Coronation chicken and Victoria sponge cake are both foods with a royal theme, and red, white, and blue icing can give your workplace desserts a patriotic feel. Beef Wellington, pork pies, trifle, and Bakewell tarts are among crowd-pleasing British staples.

4. Encourage everyone to dress up

People all throughout the country will be dressed up for this huge event, from fancy dress and Union Jacks to dazzling dresses and smart suits. Everyone wants to look and feel great, and now is the time to encourage everyone to pull out their best efforts to mark the occasion. 

5. Spend a day in London

Why not organise a team day out in the nation’s capital where the atmosphere is going to be booming with plenty of celebrations and activities taking place all across the city with everybody coming together for the occasion. Even just taking the afternoon off will be a great team bonding experience away from the office. 

6. Organise some charity work

Helping out your local community by volunteering to do some charity work with your colleagues can be very rewarding and is a great way to get outside in the warmer weather for Jubilee week. Here at Virgin Incentives, we go out into our local area each month to do litter picking which has been very well-received by the team. 

7. Reward a Platinum Jubilee themed experience

Discover our extensive range of experiences perfect for rewarding your employees that are guaranteed to mark the occasion in style. From steam-train trips to Windsor to castle tours and beyond, rest assured we’ve got your regal celebrations covered.

Royal London Bike Tour for Two

Take to the streets of London and see the Royal sights on a wonderful four-hour tour. You will meet your guide who will take you to the bike store and provide you with a tremendously comfortable beach cruiser bike for you to use that day. Then you’re off on the Royal London Bike Tour, taking in sights of London’s regal buildings and majestic parks.

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The Royal Windsor Steam Express Trip with Champagne Brunch for Two
Whisk yourselves away to a bygone era with The Royal Windsor Steam Express Pullman Dining Experience for Two. Stepping onboard the only steam-hauled service to Windsor, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the friendly on-board staff with a glass of Champagne each as you immerse yourselves in the romance of steam train travel.

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Changing of The Guard London Walking Tour for Two
Get up close to one of the best events in London with this Changing of The Guard Walking Tour for Two. Buckingham Palace’s The Changing of The Guard is the changeover of the Queen’s guard and this walking tour through the capital will introduce some of the best spots to watch the regal ceremony, march alongside the guards and snap the best photos.

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Visit to Hampton Court Palace with Thames River Cruise from Central London for Two

Take a riverside trip along the Royal Route of King Henry VIII, and enjoy a picturesque journey to a 500-year-old palace with this Hampton Court Palace River Cruise for Two. There's plenty of intriguing things to discover here, all as part of a wonderful London day out.

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Afternoon Tea for Two at the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall has been observing the tradition of Afternoon Tea for over 100 years, even serving royalty with a visit from Queen Elizabeth II for the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute. Today, they are proud to continue this ritual with a host of sweet and savoury delights.

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Talk to us about your ideas to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, we’d love to hear from you and help with your employee engagement programme over the bank holidays! Contact us below:

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