Ring in the Jubilee with a Glass of the Queen’s Favourite Tipple in a 1950s Time Capsule Pub Pod

How about this for a fun thing to do in London to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Step back to Coronation Day to ring in the Jubilee with a glass of the Queen’s favourite tipple in a 1950s time capsule pub pod, 135m above the London skyline.

The pub pod, dubbed ‘The Queen’s Head‘ is a time capsule of a 1950s pub on the day Elizabeth II ascended to the throne – decked with vintage bunting and decor, authentic royal memorabilia from the big day, a photo gallery showcasing the Queen’s years in service and even a traditional pub dartboard.

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, from Thursday 27th May guests can step back in time to the 1950s and experience Coronation Day in The lastminute.com London Eye’s Platinum Jubilee experience.

And who better to guide you than former royal butler Grant Harrold who served up Her Majesty’s favourite cocktail aboard The lastminute.com London Eye, to mark the official launch of its Platinum Jubilee experience.

Former royal butler Grant Harrold served up Her Majesty’s favourite cocktail aboard The lastminute.com London Eye, to mark the official launch of its Platinum Jubilee experience.

Grant Harrold, The Royal Butler, who worked with the royal family for over seven years, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on many occasions, says that our Queen, like the rest of us enjoys a good tipple. “Her favourite drink is a gin and Dubonnet made from two parts Dubonnet, a sweet, aromatised wine, with one part gin, along with two cubes of ice and a lemon slice. It’s a traditional drink, and was also a favourite of her mother’s.”

Grant’s father told the then 14-year-old who’d seen a TV programme about the Queen at Balmoral that to get invited there he’d have to marry in, or work for the Royal family. Fast forward, he’s working in the royal household and Grant first meets the Queen coming back on horseback to Balmoral and as she came alongside he didn’t recognise her and shooed her corgis away thinking they were rats or rabbits. He has since had the honour of dancing with the Queen at the summer Ghillies Ball Balmoral.

Alongwith Beefeater Gin and Dubonnet-based cocktails, the menu onboard features the aptly-named Regal Spritz – a strawberry pink gin, Dubonnet and prosecco and Royal Delight – a full-bodied signature serve featuring gin, Dubonnet and Italian Bitter Aperitivo, with a twist of orange.

A perfect accompaniment to the Jubilee celebrations and breath-taking views 443ft above Buckingham Palace.

‘The Queen’s Head’ Jubilee time capsule runs from 27th May until 4th September, from 12pm to 5pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets cost £65 per person and include two drinks plus fast track boarding. For further information and to book tickets*, visit londoneye.com/pubpod

*over 18s only

The Queen’s Head Pub Pod is crammed with photos and memorabilia.