London’s iconic Mayfair has announced it will be home to a once-in-a-lifetime celebratory street party and communal, fashionable feast to toast the Queen’s incredible 70-year reign. And for the first time in its history, North Audley Street will be closed to traffic to become a magical setting for The Mayfair Jubilee Party.
The jubilee celebrations take place over the late May and Platinum Jubilee bank holidays from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm each day. This once-in-a-lifetime party will flow from Grosvenor Square to Oxford Street, transforming the neighbourhood into a foodie wonderland befitting of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Celebrating the historic occasion in true Mayfair style, the theme for the street party is ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’, drawing inspiration from the fanciful aesthetic of Mary Poppins and of picture-perfect summer fêtes from years gone by. The nostalgic set-up will include a curated communal table for over 150 people, where everyone is invited to take a seat.
The 200 feet long banqueting table, curated by sisters Jemima and Alice Herbert, co-founders of Lay London, will see a kaleidoscope of wildflowers reminiscent of countryside hedgerows and charming herb gardens inspired by the palaces of the British Royal Family. Topiary trees manicured in different designs will be on the table to add height and grandeur to this street party table like no other.
Jemima and Alice Herbert commented, “We are thrilled to be the curators of the Jubilee street party for Mayfair. Our vision for North Audley Street has been born from our love of the whimsical, with quintessentially English, nostalgic details designed to delight. With our theme of ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’, party-goers will be transported to a place of childhood magic.”
Revellers will be offered the pick of Mayfair to eat and drink from, with Jubilee themed dishes to sample from some of London’s hottest dining spots and plenty of celebratory cocktails and tasty treats. The culinary celebration will include the launch of the ‘Jubilee’ cocktail at The Beaumont Hotel, afternoon tea and live entertainment at Mercato Mayfair and a pop-up stall by The Biltmore Hotel serving their signature Biltmore Buttermilk fried chicken sandwich.
Another highlight for party-goers will be the opportunity to have a unique art illustration created for them by fashion illustrator and young British talent, Anjelica Roselyn. Known for her bold and stylish figure depictions, Anjelica will be live sketching colourful illustrations throughout the event, creating 70 commemorative prints to celebrate each year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
North Audley Street (above) will be abundant with live entertainment and experience-led activities, from contemporary jazz trios to strolling acts. The family-friendly event will also play host to craft tents and art-themed face painting.
Spectacle street floristry, festoon lights and specially-designed bunting will adorn the streets, and an impressive floral arch will mark the entrance to this momentous event.
Debbie Lee, Interim Executive Director – London Estate, said, “We are beyond excited to deliver this event in our neighbourhood, which promises to showcase the immensity of what Mayfair has to offer, both to its own community and visitors from all over the world. After two years of hardship, we’re ready to celebrate the best of the summer, coming together as one to honour the long reign of our remarkable monarch.”
The Mayfair Jubilee Party will kick off Mayfair’s summer of celebrations which also include Wimbledon in the Gardens from 27th June-10th July and Summer in the Square from 21st to 31st July.
To find out more about the event and Mayfair’s summer programme, visit www.mayfairldn.com or follow on Instagram @mayfair_ldn #LetsMayfair.
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