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The four best Jubilee street parties

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If all the baking and cocktail making seems too much like hard work, here’s our pick of the best bank holiday street parties

1. Stockport: The Great Vintage tea party; 3 June; £7; eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com

A few miles from Manchester, the Victorian market hall will host a full day of dog shows, tea readings, bake-offs and vintage stalls.

2. London: Diamond Jubilee Festival; Battersea park; 3 June; £5; thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org

Watch the boat pageant on the thames, while enjoying the sounds of a Fifties swing orchestra and a drink from pop-up pub ‘Diamond Geezer’.

3. Leeds: Diamond Jubilee weekend street party at Harewood House; 3-4 June; £10; harewood.org

One of the grandest stately homes in Yorkshire flings open its doors to the public for a weekend of cream teas, craft fairs and frivolity.

4. Birmingham: Cannon Hill Diamond Decades party and Community games; 5 June; free; visitbirmingham.com

Join a dance class in a bandstand, see an attempt to build the tallest tier of cakes and watch a film of the 1953 coronation.

Picture credit: Rex Features

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