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The Mayor of London’s Patron’s Lunch

12:00pm to 5:00pm
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
This is a free event

Come and enjoy a day of shared food, fun and festivities as the Queen turns 90.

You can grab a delicious meal and sit in the heart of Trafalgar Square as we celebrate our longest serving monarch. There’ll be something for everyone from good old English fish and chips to Indian curry, an Oz-style burger and even Caribbean jerk chicken. If that doesn’t wet your appetite, there are delicious sandwiches, cake and cups of PG Tips on offer in the Tea Tent. Oh and don’t forget that nice jug of Pimms or a Walls ice cream to top it all off!

Before we go to the big screen for the BBC’s coverage of the royals on the Mall, there’s music and dance. We’ll be galloping through the styles and world influences of the last nine decades on stage. If watching doesn’t tire you out, you can go and try them out for yourself at the Big Dance Bus workshops on the North Terrace.

You can also ‘have-a-go’ at the BT football challenge, learn some nifty cooking tips and taste the results with M&S. Why not send the kids for royal etiquette training in the children’s activity area?

The Mayor of London’s Patron’s Lunch is part of the Mayor’s programme of free events. It is supported by Marks & Spencer, UnileverDiageo and BT.

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Getting to Trafalgar Square

Accessible transport

You can plan your journey with TfL’s Journey Planner.

National Rail 

The nearest railway station is Charing Cross. It is 325 metres away, approximately three minutes’ walk.  Charing Cross rail station offers step-free access and a step-free route to Trafalgar Square.


The nearest Underground station with step-free access from platform to street level is Westminster. This is served by the Jubilee, District and Circle lines. Outside Westminster station buses 12, 24, 88 or 453 have low-floor buses which call at a stop within 150m of Trafalgar Square.

Charing Cross Underground station is served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines. It is the closest Tube station. However it does not have step-free access.

Visit the TfL website for accessible Tube maps.


Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176 and 453.

All these routes lead to Trafalgar Square. However, 9 and 15 are heritage buses and do not have a low-floor.

Visit the TfL website for more information on buses.


Find out about registering and pre-booking Dial-a-ride services.

Accessible parking

The nearest Blue Badge parking spaces to Trafalgar Square are:

  • St Martin’s Street – five spaces - 321 metres from Trafalgar Square
  • Suffolk Street – one space - 644 metres from Trafalgar Square 
  • Spring Gardens – one space - 321 metres from Trafalgar Square 
  • Please note that the disabled parking bay Outside Canada House will NOT be available during this event.

To find other blue badge parking bays nearby, use the postcode WC2N 5DN and search the City of Westminster’s website. To see where the bays are, click the ‘View results on a map’ button on the search results page.

Additional accessible facilities at the Mayor of London’s Patron’s Lunch are:

  • A BSL interpreter for the main stage, interpreting the BBC broadcast and the programming around it
  • Wheelchair accessible viewing area will be at the top of the central staircase
  • Hearing loop located in the accessible viewing area
  • Seating available for companions in the wheelchair viewing area, and for less abled people who are not necessarily wheelchair users. This is however limited and fills on a first come, first served basis
  • Additional accessible toilets on the North Terrace adjacent to the Accessible Viewing Area and also in the temporary event toilet bloc on the SW corner of the Square (side of Morley’s Hill)
  • Staff and stewards briefed on disability awareness.

Facilities at Trafalgar Square


There is a wheelchair accessible lift.  It is on the north-west of Trafalgar Square. Event stewards will be available to help wheelchair users travelling between upper (North Terrace) and lower terrace levels of Trafalgar Square


The café on the square is open from 10am-6pm daily. There is seating inside, plus outside seats and wooden tables. The café is on the lower terrace of Trafalgar Square, on the square’s east side, right of the central staircase.

Trafalgar Square’s cafe is wheelchair accessible, and has a low-level counter and induction loop.


Wheelchair accessible public toilets are available on the lower terrace of Trafalgar Square in the permanent toilet block. This is on the west side of the square to the left of the central staircase if you are looking at the National Gallery. These are open daily from 8am to 8pm.

Trafalgar Square has:

Men’s toilets:

  • Eight urinals
  • Three cubicles
  • One disabled toilet
  • One baby changing facility

Women’s toilets:

  • Nine cubicles 
  • One disabled toilet
  • One baby changing facility




Event begins 


Ebony Steel Pan

12:20pm – 1:15pm 

Big Dance acts 

  • Absolute Bollywood
  • Boy Blue Entertainment
  • Alleyne Dance
  • Resident ‘Dance Bus’ - dance through the decades. 

1:15pm - 4:15pm 

BBC live coverage of Patron's Lunch on The Mall. 

4:15pm - 5pm

Diamond Boys - London-based acoustic ‘covers’ band


Event finishes 


Tom Toal

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