London's Big Lunch

5 June 2011, 13:10

"Big lunches" have been taking place in London to help revive community spirit.

The biggest picnic table in the world has been put up at Potters Field Park by Tower Bridge as part of a world record attempt.

Down the road at the South Bank Centre Boris Johnson and Barbara Windsor have been involved in another Big Lunch event.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London said:

"London has a gloriously rich history of communities coming together to create a neighbourly society and street parties have had an important role in this.

"Stemming from the Peace Teas that marked the end of the First World War, to the epic celebrations around the recent Royal Wedding, there are now fantastic plans for a Big Lunch to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee."

The Mayor's street party ambassador Barbara Windsor MBE said:

"With the Diamond Jubilee just around the corner, this is a fantastic time to inject some community spirit into our streets.. I have some fabulous memories of growing up in London and the street parties we all got involved in. They provided the perfect atmosphere for local communities to come together and for neighbours to get to know one another."