Council gives go-ahead to Royal wedding parties across Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 15:54 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 08 May 2018

A street party held in Ratcliffe Cross Street, Stepney for the coronation of George VI and Elizabeth in 1937. Picture: LBTH

A street party held in Ratcliffe Cross Street, Stepney for the coronation of George VI and Elizabeth in 1937. Picture: LBTH


Royal wedding parties are being hosted across Tower Hamlets for Harry and Meghan’s big day.

On Saturday, May 19, people living near Mile End Park are being encouraged to bring picnics and celebrate under the bunting.

There’ll be fairground rides, a coconut shy, arts and crafts stalls and a bungee run.

Bethnal Green residents are also planning a traditional east-end street party in Patriot Square Estate.

They’ve been given a council grant to help with the celebration, which will be held overlooking the community garden.

Organiser Kate Eberwein, who’s lived on the estate for eight years, said: “Everyone’s really excited. We all get on well and the Royal wedding is a nice excuse for a party which will be a positive way of bringing those who have lived on the estate for a while and new residents together.”

St Matthias Community Centre in Poplar will also be seeing a wedding bash on May 25, hosted by a LinkAge Plus centre.

Judith St John, from the council’s leisure and culture department, said: “All year round Tower Hamlets events bring our communities together in our parks and open spaces.

“The Royal wedding is a great chance for residents from all backgrounds to meet others and strengthen our ties by having fun at a street party, a community event or by coming along to the picnic at Mile End Park”.

The picnic will take place at the events field in Haverfield Road, from 12-4pm.

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