Get away to... London

Did your Jubilee street party fail to materialise? Well, you may just have a chance to join the crowds in the capital for the festivities. Tomorrow's Prom at the Palace and Monday's Party at the Palace, where performers will include rock wildman Ozzy Osbourne, will be relayed live on giant screens down the Mall, while Tuesday afternoon's huge parades - 2,500 masqueraders from Notting Hill's Carnival, 5,000 gospel singers, and a plethora of pageants and floats - will be free to all.

ABC Holiday Extras has two-night bed and breakfast breaks for couples at more than 40 London hotels, starting from pound;97 per person. Sixteen of the hotels offer free accommodation and travel for up to two children under 16. Other deals include 20 per cent discounts at London restaurants and attractions. Tel: 0870 844 4186; www.holidayextras.co.uk.

Or try the De Vere Cavendish St James's, where the special Jubilee weekend bed and breakfast rate is pound;39.50 per person per night (based on two sharing), with no extra charge for children under 14. Bookings: 020 7930 2111; www.devereonline.co.uk.

Details of Jubilee events: www.goldenjubileeweekendtrust.co.uk and www.goldenjubilee.gov.uk

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