Exhibition Local History

Photographic Exhibit: 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 became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

As part of the celebrations going on across the Borough of Islington (and further afield) a new free exhibit is on display in the Islington Local History Centre.

Islington Celebrates the Queen” includes prints of the Queen’s coronation visit to Islington in 1953 as well as snapshots of local residents celebrating Her Majesty the Queen. These photographs are a small selection of the images held in the Islington Local History Centre photographic collection.

The exhibit is on display at Islington Local History Centre, 245 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NB. Available Friday 27th May to Friday 22nd July 2022. Find opening times here

Silver Jubilee party at the Sutton Estate, Upper Street, 1977

Become part of the archives and help us create a collection of photographs of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Islington. Send us your photos of how you celebrated the Platinum Jubilee by emailing

Photos donated to the archives will be looked at for years to come! Let’s help our future selves be able to reminisce with photos for viewing in many different ways including research projects, exhibitions and online displays. Take a look at our collection policy here.