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Pull out your Union Jack memorabilia and dust off those Spice Girls CDs, because Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is on the horizon. June 2-5 is the official weekend dedicated to this royal milestone, and there’s a host of activities on offer to commemorate the 70-year-old reign of any English sovereign – a number of hotels, restaurants and country estates are offering exciting timed destination packages for the Jubilee. So whether you’re looking for a fabulous meal near Buckingham Palace or a glamorous afternoon tea service in the countryside, we’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate in London and beyond. cheerio!
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Salute the Union Jack at Claridge’s
Dubbed ‘the Annex to Buckingham Palace’ by those in the know, Claridge’s has delved into its archives to uncover and display some of its historic royal treasures, ranging from Claridge’s original coronation day menus from 1953 to entries from the Queen’s journals. Victoria.
Head out into the countryside at Coworth Park
Just minutes from Windsor Castle, Coworth Park happens to be where Princes Harry and William both spent the nights before their weddings. It is the only hotel in the UK to have its own polo field. A visit therefore offers the chance to enjoy some of the Queen’s favorite pastimes: leisurely walks through wildflower meadows, horseback riding on one of the many trails, and endless hours of polo matches.
Have High Tea at the Rubens at the Palace
Just opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, the Rubens at the Palace will be offering its Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea all summer long. Expect a six-course experience inspired by Her Majesty’s favourites, celebrating the Queen’s love for the finer things in life: gin, chocolate and lemon curd.
Return to Milestone Hotel & Residences
The five-star Milestone Hotel & Residences near Kensington Gardens is commemorating the Platinum Jubilee with its all-new Royal Two-Night Package, offering guests a series of exclusive experiences including a private tour of Kensington Palace, a private visit by the Royal Heritage Jewelers, and a recital by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Break cookies at the Berkeley
The Berkeley Hotel will present a special ready-to-wear that commemorates the “ultimate fashionista” with three special creations; available until June 12, each represents one of Her Majesty’s most iconic fashion signatures. Guests can also enjoy an accompanying (or non-alcoholic) cocktail.
Enjoy Suite Life at The Lanesborough
The Lanesborough, a masterpiece of the Oetker collection, is one of London’s finest addresses, with private suites that celebrate the best of British craftsmanship and period detail. To rest and recuperate after a weekend of festivities, the Lanesborough Club & Spa offers the Queen of the Day, after which guests can indulge themselves with the Bridgerton Jubilee Afternoon Tea, served in the Club & Spa Restaurant with a glass of champagne pink. .
Grab drinks at the Dorchester
A royal purple cocktail inspired by the four territories of the UK, the Purple Reign was created by the award-winning team at Bar at the Dorchester especially for the Platinum Jubilee. We’ll drink to that!
Keep calm and carry on to 11 Cadogan Gardens
11 Cadogan Gardens is the ultimate city escape, a boutique hotel, the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in London proper, comprised of four elegant townhouses. It offers a special Sovereign Suites weekend package, with Jubilee cocktails on arrival, followed by a Jubilee Afternoon tea and a free upgrade to a suite.
Immerse yourself in history at Gleneagles
Gleneagles, Scotland offers the exclusive Ultimate Jubilee Package, a five-day itinerary that takes travelers from Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh to the hills and valleys of Perthshire, while immersing guests in the fascinating life and heritage of the Royal family.
Perch your pup at the Langham
The Langham, London, will host a variety of celebrations in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Frequented by many royals over the years, the Regent Street hotel will be adorned with banners and serve guests and passers-by soft ice cream, iced tea and pink lemonade from a trolley special at the front of the hotel. The icing on the cake, however, is the free meals and drinks for four-legged friends and their owners, available on-site at the Wigmore Bar.
Check into the Stafford
A boutique hotel in the prestigious St. James’s, the Stafford London allows guests to immerse themselves in the middle of the celebrations. The hotel will host a barbecue in its courtyard, with libations provided by Englishman Nyetimer. Guests can also book the Stafford Park Suite’s stunning private terrace, with stunning views of London’s most iconic landmarks, an ideal place to relax and feel like royalty while watching the London Birthday Parade. queen (Trooping the Colour) and the Royal Air Force flypast.
Steal this idea from Shangri-La the Shard
This month, the Shangri-La the Shard will unveil its biggest set makeover yet, unveiling a regal extravaganza in collaboration with McQueens Flowers. Upon entering the hotel lobby, visitors will be greeted by a 13-foot-tall sculpture that pays homage to the Queen’s stamp motif. Keep your selfie sticks handy!
Immerse yourself in the Beaumont
The Beaumont’s Magritte Bar will offer a special Jubilee cocktail, made with very English ingredients: Keepr’s English Raspberry and Honey Gin, King’s Ginger Liqueur and English sparkling wine. Guests can raise a drink at the opening of the hotel’s new terrace overlooking Brown Hart Gardens.
Taste Coronation Consommé at the Goring
Closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, the five-star luxury Goring Hotel has been a royal favorite for many years, winning a Royal Warrant in 2013 – the only hotel to have been so awarded – and counting the Duchess of Cambridge among its guests , who stayed here the night before her wedding. They’re celebrating with specialty teas, cocktails, and a coronation-inspired menu.
Have a platinum-themed afternoon tea at Cliveden House
A historic National Trust country house, Cliveden House is just 40 minutes from London, set in 376 acres of Grade I listed formal gardens with panoramic views over the River Thames. They commemorate the platinum jubilee with a fabulous platinum-themed tea set, accompanied by a cleverly adapted vegan menu. Talk about being treated like royalty!
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