Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June
Her Majesty the Queen will mark 70 years on the throne in early February. Being sensible, the UK is putting off the celebration until early June to enjoy better weather. There will be a four day weekend holiday celebration June 2-5. So some businesses and attractions may be closed. On Sunday June 5 people will celebrate the "Jubilee Lunch" with thousands of street parties across the UK. So if you're going to the UK around then, be aware that there may be some closures and other inconveniences. On the other hand, it's the perfect time to revel in the monarchy and all things British. As an added bonus, the pubs have been given special license to stay open late, so you'll have plenty of time to hoist a pint to her majesty's health.