June 28, 2012, 5:58 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Diamond Jubilee weekend may now be nothing more than a fond memory, but the celebration of the last sixty years of Queen Elizabeth II on the throne continues throughout 2012. Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration is a shimmering, shining exhibition at Buckingham Palace charting the significant role diamonds have played within the British monarch for the past 200 years.
Running from 30 June to 7 October, the exhibition includes an exclusive peek into the jewellery collection of Her Royal Majesty the Queen, including jewels she has inherited from past monarchs to those she has acquired during her 60-year reign.
Some of the most hotly anticipated exhibits focus on Queen Victoria’s jewels including her coronation diamond earrings and necklace, her crown from her official diamond jubilee portrait and a Garrard Fringe brooch that was recreated from a collection of diamonds Queen Victoria received from the Sultan of Turkey. Each of the jewels has its own history, which will be revealed at the exhibition.
Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration is part of a whole host of exhibitions commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee. Others include a photography exhibition at Windsor Castle and a special airing of royal treasures at the Palace of the Holyroodhouse in Scotland.
LondonTown.com has made enjoying all the events and exhibitions the capital has to offer this summer more accessible and affordable thanks to negotiating exclusive discounts at a large number of London hotels.
It has selected two London hotels, located on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, that visitors to the capital could consider for their visit to Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration.
The first hotel in London suggested by LondonTown.com is Thistle Westminster Hotel. This four-star hotel is just seven minutes from Buckingham Palace and is now available from £76 per room, per night thanks to an exclusive LondonTown.com discount of 87%.
For a more unique stay, the historic Rubens at the Palace is a four-star hotel located a mere four minutes from Buckingham Palace. This hotel boasts views over the Royal Mews and the old-fashioned Palace Lounge serves delicious afternoon teas. LondonTown.com has this hotel for £129 per room, per night due to a discount of 72%.