Whilst an estimated 1million people will flock to the pavements around Westminster Abbey to catch a glimpse of the soon to be newly-weds, many of you will have decided to celebrate today’s festivitites a little closer to home.
ELL has compiled a list of the best local street parties, events, club nights and alternative days out for you to celebrate the royal wedding with a community feel. Click on the links for more information and maps.
Alternative Royal Wedding at the Queen of Hoxton:
As well as having live coverage of the wedding on the rooftop, the Queen of party is putting on a “right ol knees up” in honour of the newly weds. Expect an embarrassing Uncle Dave, ukulele band, OTT wedding cake, crazy croquet and a tipsy Vicar! In the evening there will be the Soulbrew Karaoke crew will be hosting a royal wedding special.
Open from 10.30am – 10pm / Free entry plus free buffet!
The Kate and William Croquet Cup in Victoria Park:
Croquet East is hosting a doubles tournament for all abilities, with prizes for the best dressed team, in honour of the royal couple.
Registration by email is essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leonard Street Royal Wedding Party
This is expected to be the biggest street party in Shoreditch, so collect your wristband quickly. There will be a live screening of the nuptials, an egg-and-spoon race and tug-ofwar. In the evening the party continues at the Book Club.
10.30am-5pm – www.weartbc.com/royalweddingstreetparty
Right Royal Celebration at Old Spitalfields Market
A fun family event with outdoors screens and a lively market.
Royal Wedding Weekend at St Katherine Docks
On Thursday night there will be a “stag and hen” do in honour of the royal couple, then on the day of the wedding there will be a live screening of the services followed by live music, food and drink. In the evening classic wedding films will be screened.
The Royal Wedding at The Water Poet
Funny talks about the history of royal weddings, screening from the East-end film festival and live entertainment from the Pearly King and Queen of Bow. All washed down with Ale from the Truman Brewery.
A Right Royal Knees up at The Deptford Project
This fun, kitsch alternative wedding party will be the perfect antidote to royal wedding hysteria that has swept across the rest of London.
Royal Wedding Part in the Park – Hither Green
A community event with a live screening, performances by local bands, a funfair and stalls
ELL will be updating the site throughout the day with photos, stories and anecdotes from across the local celebrations.
Please get in touch, send pictures and tell us about your Royal Wedding day experiences.