The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.
Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of community across the UK. The 2012 Big Lunch fell on the same weekend as The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and The Big Jubilee Lunch was part of the main Diamond Jubilee programme of events announced by Buckingham Palace. Research shows that an astonishing eight and a half million people took part in events across the UK - which is amazing, well done big lunch!