We salute the Queen Under plans to celebrate Platinum Jubilee with a ‘blockbuster’ party, pubs will remain open till 1 AM

  • Thirty-year rule celebrated by drinkers: License hours extended for three days 
  • Bars, bars and clubs may be open up to two additional hours from June 2 through 4.
  • Similar licensing restrictions were granted for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday in 2016. 

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next Year, Pubs will be open up to 1am.

Priti Patel, Home Secretary revealed plans to allow drinkers to toast Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. This was done by increasing licensing hours for three consecutive days during the Bank Holiday Weekend in June.

Bars, clubs, and pubs will all be allowed to remain open an additional two hours between Thursday, June 2nd, and Saturday, June 4. 

In the near future, the Home Office is launching a public consultation to extend licensing hours beyond the normal 11pm-1am time frame.

Pubs will stay open until 1am as part of plans for a 'blockbuster' series of celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next year

As part of plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, pubs will remain open till 1 a.m.

These plans reflect similar licensing relaxations to the Queen’s 90th Birthday in 2016 and her Diamond Jubilee 2012, as well as the Royal Wedding 2018 in 2018.

Officials from the Government are promising an extensive programme of events to mark this historic milestone, which will include a four-day Bank Holiday Weekend, Thursday June 2, through Sunday June 5, as part of a special program.

Last night Ms. Patel stated that the licensing extension proposed ‘will allow families, friends, and communities across England, Wales, to raise a toast to Her Majesty, the Queen, and mark her extraordinary service to our nation’. Through her incredible reign, she has been a sterling example of dignity and determination for both the UK as well as the Commonwealth.

“The Platinum Jubilee marks a historic event and the country must mark it in an appropriate way.”

Nadine Dorries, Culture Secretary, said that the Jubilee was a ‘unique milestone in our nation’s life. She stated: ‘No other British monarch has served 70 years, and it is fitting we toast Her Majesty as part of June’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

2022 is a year to be proud, celebrate, and come together with the Platinum Jubilee, alongside other major events such as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Unboxed and Unboxed. This will help us champion creativity here in the UK.

Officials stated last night that licensing-hours extensions would undergo a month of public consultation. People will have the opportunity to express their opinion on the proposed changes as well the views of licensing authorities, police and alcohol awareness group representatives and any other interested parties.

In consultation, we will seek to extend licensing hours in premises currently licensed for alcohol consumption or licensed for entertainment.