Wimbledon Piazza will host one of four beacons to be lit across London in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The event, on Thursday, April 21, will feature a variety of entertainment in the form of traditional music and dance and a George Formby tribute act.

Bagpipes will open the show courtesy of Tony Kelly before female classical trio Blue Topaz take to the stage, with their varied repertoire ranging from Bach to the Black Eyed Peas.

There will then be speeches from the mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chung, and the Deputy Lieutenant Clare Whelan before the beacon is lit at 7.30pm.

Next up is the George Formby Experience, a tribute to the beloved wartime entertainer, before Wimbledon dance troupe Greensleeves Morris Men close the show in traditional style.

The Queen’s birthday beacons will continue a long tradition of marking royal jubilees, weddings and birthdays with the countrywide lighting of ceremonial fires.

Other London locations include Barnet and Hounslow, while the Queen herself will light the first beacon on The Mall.

The Queen is also hosting the Patron’s Lunch on Pall Mall on Sunday, June 12 in celebration of her birthday and the charities she supports.

Merton Council is encouraging residents to join hundreds of local communities nationwide in hosting their own neighbourhood lunches and raising money for charity.

Each year The Big Lunch encourages people to eat with their neighbours in an effort to foster community spirit and tackle isolation.

The beacon lighting event on the Piazza in Wimbledon town centre will take place between 6.15pm and 9pm.