A party fit for a Queen is in store when the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay arrives in the Royal Docks on Sunday 5 June to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Head to the Royal Docks on the newly opened Elizabeth line (arriving at Custom House) for A Right Royal Docks Jubilee! featuring grime artists, world-class ballet dancers, sculptors, painters, footballers, a flotilla, street parties and a free concert called A Right Royal Docks Knees Up.
The Queen’s Baton Relay gets the party started in style, as it travels around this vibrant part of London, visiting all the events taking place to celebrate the Queen’s historic 70 years of service. Take a look at some of the places you can see it, and the exciting events happening across the day. #RDJubilee
Key moments to look out for ahead of the finale concert, include:
Ballet and Boats – ExCeL and Dockside, 2.30pm-3.30pm
(DLR: Custom House)
The party starts when the Queen’s Baton Relay arrives at Royal Victoria Square by ExCel at 2.30pm for an exclusive performance by English National Ballet’s ENBYouthCo featuring local dancers and a new score by pianist Benjamin Kahn. Then the baton takes to the dock waters on a 25-boat flotilla. Head to the waterside from 3pm to see it travel across Royal Victoria Dock to Royal Albert Wharf on dragon boats, rowing boats and lifeboats.
Festive Family Arts – Pumping Station Square, 4pm
(DLR: Gallions Reach)
Meet professional artists from Bow Arts’ RAW Labs and join in free drawing, sculpting and puppeteering sessions for all the family, plus music, food and drinks.
A Right Royal Docks Knees Up – Royal Victoria Gardens 3pm-8pm
(DLR: King George V)
Don’t miss this exciting celebration concert in the park named after the Queen’s great-great-grandmother, including:
- Traditional East London pram race
- Music from Vincent Bugozi (Afrobeat, Reggae, Afrocuban, and Pop) and Capitol Motown And Soul Band
- Bollywood-inspired dance by BollyRed dancers
- Performances by young people from Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation
Food and drink stalls