In just a few short hours (coverage starts at 6am tomorrow morning my time), upwards of 1,000 boats and ships of all sizes will parade down the River Thames in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Don’t forget to check Ella’s schedule for channels and airtimes if you’re in the United States.
Mark from LondonTown.com has graciously informed me of a fantastic infographic that shows all the different kinds of boats and ships that can be seen. It is enlargeable and shows a great amount of detail. Also included is a list of times (in GMT) that describe when the flotilla (what a fun word to say) will pass certain points along the parade route. More information on pageant details (such as music to be played and information about the participating boats) can also be found at the official Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant website.
I can’t say if it will be up and running, but VisitLondon has a webcam trained on Tower Bridge, and you may be able to see ships travel under it. (Even if it happens to be offline during the pageant, it’s kind of fun to watch on just a normal day, especially if you find yourself somewhat bored.)
I’m extremely excited and can’t wait to see what promises to be a historic event!