Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the much-anticipated coronation of King Charles III is scheduled to unfold in all its magnificence on the morning of Saturday, 6 May 2023. The streets will come alive with the sound of jubilation; as people gather together in the spirit of celebration, they will be encouraged to revel in the festivities by organizing street parties, picnics, and parades across the country.
This momentous event offers the chance to indulge in all things royal, explore a rich history that spans centuries, and make unforgettable memories in the midst of a nationwide celebration. So join in the merriment and relish in the majesty of the coronation of King Charles III as the nation comes together to pay tribute to its monarch and revel in the magic of the moment.
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Book a stay and revel in the British regal-ness
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a royal experience, there’s no better place to do so than in these suites.
The Goring, London
Tucked away in the heart of London, The Goring is a luxurious oasis that has captured the hearts of royals and commoners alike. The only hotel to be bestowed with a Royal Warrant for its outstanding hospitality services in 2013, it is a mere five-minute stroll away from the iconic Buckingham Palace. It is no surprise that the Queen Mother herself was a regular patron of this gem, famously enjoying Eggs Drumkilbo in the dining room. This year, The Goring is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the King’s coronation with a special Afternoon Tea that is sure to leave you spellbound.
Nestled in the heart of London’s posh Mayfair district lies the crown jewel of hospitality – Claridge’s. A palatial haven that has played host to numerous royals over the years, it has rightfully earned its place as one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Step into the opulent Royal Suite, where the hues of blue and gold evoke a sense of regal grandeur that is fit for a queen. As you bask in the lavish interiors, let your mind wander to the days of yore, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II graced the suite during her coronation.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Hyde Park lies the epitome of timeless luxury – the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. A legendary hotel that has played host to countless royals over the years, it is a true gem in the heart of London. Step into the grand ballroom, where the walls echo with the melodies of history. It was here that in 1918, young Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret took dance classes to celebrate the end of World War I. The memories of those joyous evenings still linger in the air, filling the room with a sense of enchantment.
The Guardsman, London
Experience royalty at its finest by staying at the elegant and sophisticated luxury boutique hotel, The Guardsman. Nestled in close proximity to the iconic Buckingham Palace, this hotel promises a stay unlike any other. As you enter the hotel, you will be awestruck by the immaculate interiors and plush furnishings that exude a warm and inviting atmosphere. Each of the 53 luxurious bedrooms has been designed to cater to your every need, from the intimate and cosy Queen Singles to the lavish Guardsman Rooms. But that’s not all; the hotel also boasts six magnificent residences, perfect for longer-term stays, that are a testament to opulence and grandeur.
The Mayfair Townhouse, London
Discover a world of grandeur and individuality at The Mayfair Townhouse, a new and unique addition to London’s hotel scene. Fifteen magnificent Georgian Townhouses blend together to create a dream-like oasis just moments from the tranquil Royal Green Park. Indulge in the grand surroundings and unique atmosphere, immersing yourself in the charm of the Mayfair Townhouse. The grand and intimate atmosphere will envelop you as you bask in the grandeur of this fairy-tale oasis.
Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Experience the ultimate in Scottish luxury with a stay at Balmoral Castle, the holiday home of the Royal Family since 1852. The estate is home to several holiday cottages, each offering a unique and authentic royal Scottish experience. As you step inside the grand estate, you’ll find yourself in awe of the stunning surroundings, enveloped by the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Scottish countryside. Originally bought by Queen Victoria for Prince Albert as a countryside retreat, Balmoral Castle has been a favourite home to successive generations of the Royal Family.
Cliveden House, Berkshire
Transport yourself to a world of royal luxury with a stay at this magnificent Grade I listed stately home. Built in 1666, this historic landmark is nestled within 376 acres of pristine National Trust grounds and has been transformed into a stunning five-star Relais & Châteaux hotel and spa. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the splendour of this grand estate, which has hosted distinguished guests over the centuries, including Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, and the Queen Mother. The most recent royal visitor was none other than Meghan Markle, who stayed here the night before her wedding to Prince Harry, adding to the estate’s already illustrious history.
Stay on The Duchy Estate, Isles of Scilly
Discover the enchanted Isles of Scilly, a cluster of secluded islands situated 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall and partly owned by royalty, known as the Duchy of Cornwall. In fact, Prince William is currently the proud owner of almost a third of the residential buildings on the islands, including four that are available to rent for an unforgettable vacation experience. From the moment you set foot on the Isles of Scilly, you’ll be captivated by the beauty and tranquillity of this unique archipelago. Explore the pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and scenic coastlines that make this destination an island paradise.
Eat like a King or Queen
The UK’s royal family has a long-standing history of enjoying delicious and decadent meals, and you can also eat like a King or Queen in these eateries across the country.
The English Grill, Rubens at the Palace, London
Sitting proudly with a regal view of the iconic Buckingham Palace, the Rubens at the Palace hotel is a luxurious five-star wonderland of comfort and splendour. Stepping into the grand entrance, you’ll be whisked away into a world of opulence, where polished silver and glittering chandeliers gleam under the light. Adorned with a rich royal theme, the elegant English Grill boasts a fine dining experience that offers only the best locally sourced produce from the Queen’s kitchen.
The Wigmore, Langham Hotel, London
Nestled in the heart of London, the Langham Hotel has been a cherished destination for luxury-seeking travellers since its grand opening in 1865, marking its place as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. Renowned as a royal hotspot, this lavish hotel is a time-honoured favourite of the regal family. Ascend to the top of Regent Street, and you’ll find The Wigmore – a modern British tavern that’s set to impress. The vibrant tavern quickly became a go-to social scene, attracting an upscale crowd.
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland
Nestled in the awe-inspiring Scottish Highlands, Inverlochy Castle is a luxurious 19th-century fortress with an enchanting allure. Once visited by Queen Victoria on her way to Balmoral, she was struck by its unparalleled beauty and declared “I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.” With its stunning surroundings, it’s the perfect escape for those seeking a grand adventure.
Undercroft Café, Windsor Castle, Berkshire
As you step into Windsor Castle, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a time capsule, taking you back to a bygone era. The castle has been a royal residence for over 900 years and is still actively used by the British Monarchy. The Undercroft Café is nestled in one of the oldest spaces of the castle, dating back to the 11th century when it was used as a cellar to store beer and wine.
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