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The four best Jubilee street parties


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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