Exhibition Local History

Photograph Display: Islington Celebrates the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II with Mayor of Islington, Charles Frederick Rodgers, at the Islington Town Hall as part of her coronation visit to Islington, 3 June 1953

On 6 February 1952, on the death of her father King George VI, Her Majesty the Queen acceded to the British throne at the age of 25. Her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. On 6 February 2022, after serving for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch, became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

Her Majesty passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday 8 September 2022 at the age of 96. We are saddened by her death and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

Islington Celebrates the Queen” is a selection of photographs exploring Her Majesty’s visits to Islington from 1953 to 2000, and includes prints of the Queen’s coronation visit to Islington in 1953 as well as snapshots of local residents celebrating Her Majesty the Queen.

The display can be viewed for free at Islington Local History Centre, 245 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NB during the Centre’s opening times. This display has been extended until Saturday 17th September. No booking is necessary. Find opening times here

A Book of Condolence is now open at the Town Hall for those who wish to pay their respects. It is available for signing from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

4 replies on “Photograph Display: Islington Celebrates the Queen”

Hello, unfortunately the exhibit is available only physically at the Islington Local History Centre at 245 St John Street. However we have, and will be posting some images on our twitter account @IslingtonLHC over the jubilee weekend.


I went in person today Thursday 15th September and it was closed and was very disappointed as I cannot return tomorrow as was suggested and I believe the exhibition ends on Saturday 17th September. Any chance of a further extension by 1 week??


Hi Georgina, I’m very sorry that we were closed when you came to see the display. Unfortunately we are unable to extend the display any further and the last day to view the display will be Saturday 17th September. However it is still possible to make an appointment at the Centre and request to view the images after the display has been taken down, if this is of interest please email


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s