Here's a great one-off Jubilee event - a dinner themed to the year of the coronation.
"On the 2nd June 1953, up and down the country people gathered to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Families that owned a television kept an open house so everyone could watch the splendid ceremony, and out in the streets or in village halls trestle tables were erected and piled high with food for all to enjoy. The celebratory mood was enhanced by the recent de-rationing of a host of much loved foodstuffs, such as eggs, tea and sugar, meaning that for the first time since before the war, cooking was a joy rather than a struggle. Spirits were high; the new Queen brought with her a sense of hope for the country, the war was behind them and a new era of peace and plenty was just beginning.
On the 2nd June 2012, to kick off the weekend of Jubilee celebrations, don your finest 50's threads and step back in time to 1953 and re-live the joyous occasion of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Guests will be greeted upon arrival with canapes and a drink, followed by a sit down meal consisting of an array of hot and cold, authentic 1950s, dishes. Desert and tea and coffee will round off the meal, and riotous party games will ensue, guaranteed to get you giggling. Port, a rousing rendition of ‘God Save The Queen’ (and no doubt other songs) and a spot of dancing will finish off the evening in true 1950s style.
The whole evening costs just £25, including food, all drinks & entertainments. Numbers are strictly limited, so get your tickets fast!"
When - 2nd June, 7.30pm
Where - A secret location, to be revealed on booking
Cost - £25, bookable here
Link 1 - London Vintage Kitchen
Link 2 - Facebook event