Everybody loves a birthday party and people across east London are preparing right royal knees up this weekend in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II turning 90 this year.
Whether you want to enjoy a tipple or two in a pub garden, watch the official pageantry or spoil yourself to a post afternoon tea, there is something to suit everyone.
Here is our guide to all the royal revelry happening this weekend.
The Water Poet will be hosting a right royal revelry in its garden with a dedicated prosecco bar, all-day hog roast, plenty of cake and boozy jelly and ice cream.
The pub will also be opening one hour earlier at 11am for the Australia v England rugby followed by the Euros football matches including England v Russia at 8pm.
Saturday, June 11, 11am - 7pm, free entry, The Water Poet, Folgate Street, Spitalfields
Developers of the Greenwich scheme Berkeley Homes will be hosting a tea party in honour of the Queen’s birthday. Its show homes will also be available to view.
Saturday, June 11, 10am-6pm, Sales and Marketing Suite, Wallace Court, 40 Tizzard Grove, SE3 9FD
Residents have organised The Big Lunch to mark our monarch’s 90th and provide and opportunity for people to meet their neighbours and to show off their favourite dish. Take along dish to share and then pop along to The Old Ship and the Queens Head who are planning to have some post lunch entertainment in the evening. Sunday, June 12, 12-4pm, free to attend, York Square Gardens, Wakeling Street, E14 7LS
Also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade, this prime piece of pageantry is carried out on Horse Guards by fully operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry).
The Queen will be there in her carriage and afterwards the royals head back to Buckingham Palace for a balcony photo opportunity and there’s usually a fly-past at 1pm to wind things up.
You can watch along the Mall or from the edge of St James’s Park for free.
Saturday, June 11, 10am (but arrive well before to get a good spot), Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall
A collaboration with the Royal Chef Darren McGrady, The Savoy will present a menu that’s fit for a Queen and a true representation of what our reigning monarch enjoys when taking tea at the Palace.
Served in the beautiful Thames Foyer, it will feature favourites such as the Jam Pennies Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret loved as young children; Chocolate birthday cake, the recipe of which dates back to Queen Victoria’s chef; and Her Majesty’s absolute favourite, the Chocolate biscuit cake chosen by Prince William for his Groom’s cake. Chef Darren McGrady will make a special guest appearance during sittings of Afternoon Tea on Saturday, June 11 to meet with guests and answers questions.
Available until the end of June, £52.50 per person, The Savoy, Covent Garden