As most of our customers will know we open 362 days out of the 365 in the year, only to close for Christmas day, Boxing day and Easter Sunday.
This year in order to show our patriotism for such a fantastic occasion and extra goodwill to our staff, we have decided to close in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee over the extended bank holiday.
The Valet, so quintessentially British and loyal royalists, will be providing Pimms and favours all day in celebration of Queen Elizbeth’s Diamond Jubilee on Sunday the 3rd June 2012.
Silver Jubilee memories
As a lad, I remember the Silver Jubilee of 1977 very well – what a day that was for a child! I remember enjoying a great party that was held on our street, with plenty of jelly and ice cream. We were running up an down the street waving our flags in the air with all the other kids on the block. I came dressed as Lawrence of Arabia and had the camel whip and all, whipping my cousin Debbra who happened to come dressed as Cinderella. I thought her outfit was a good excuse to hand out some lashings. Glad to say it also won me first prize – at least that’s what I thought the reason was at the time.
Like halcion days gone by…
Being quite partial to a bit of nostalgia, I love anything that’s considered remotely traditional. It makes me remember my childhood and reminisce of days gone by, when Britain was such a great place to be growing up in. A time when your parents didn’t have to worry too much about you playing out with your friends for hours on end, during those long Summer days we used to have. Days when we would be listening out for that ice cream van to turn the next corner, so we could grab a screwball or a Popeye, whilst playing ‘curbsy’, marbles or penny up the wall. What great days they were and I only wish they were still here for my own children today.
Unless you have plenty of time off in the Summer holidays to take the children out, they often get confined to the house and end up on the dreaded Playstation or Xbox, due to our fear of letting them out on the streets. Even letting them out to the local park these days could end up being a bad mistake! So for me personally, having a Royal family retains a little bit of ‘that Britain’ that I remember and loved so fondly!
Also, London wouldn’t really be London without them – they’re part of the furniture! As for me, I will be feastsing on some good old, home-made West Indian goat curry in St. James Park with my boys and some pals this weekend to really keep things totally British. I plan to finish the night in the park watching the last beacon coming alive!
The Valet will open its doors:-
From 8am – 5pm Saturday 2nd June
From 10am – 4pm Sunday 3rd June
Bank Holiday Monday 4th and Tuesday the 5th we will be closed.
We will reopen for normal business on Wednesday the 6th June.
60 years on the throne and still going strong
Enjoy a great weekend and the street parties ahead.