The threat of rain didn't dampen the Jubilee celebrations on the banks of the Thames last weekend, as approximately one million people turned out on the streets of London to enjoy the 1,000-boat Royal flotilla. Pageant organisers said despite the weather, the huge crowds for which they had prepared turned up to revel in the proceedings.
However, the enormous numbers of visitors created chaos on tubes and trains, with packed carriages meaning passengers were unable to board. Transport for London warned people not to try and watch the flotilla from the already packed viewing platforms. “The Diamond Jubilee Pageant viewing areas are now full; please avoid and find an alternative location from which to view the event,” TFL said. TFL said that they were 'coping' with the hundreds of thousands using transport links close to the river, and that they were running extra trains to cope with demand, but that they had to divert several bus routes due to the pageant. But despite frustration for some revellers, most remained upbeat and determined to catch a glimpse of the spectacle on the Thames. By the time the last boats passed under Tower Bridge, only a handful of people remained to watch.
— Daily Mail