As excitement for the royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and former Suits star Meghan Markle on 19 May reaches fever pitch, venues across London are getting into the spirit by putting on a regal spread of quintessential celebrations fit for royalty. If you can’t make it to Windsor Castle, read on as Tempus invites you to discover the next best ways to celebrate.
To celebrate the royal wedding, Bluebird Café’s newest opening at White City is holdng a special party brunch at their famous outdoor terrace. Serving up quintessentially British classics such as Eton Mess, The Ultimate Breakfast Butty and contemporary dish Lobster Benedict, the spot will also, of course, be screening the ceremony so you don’t have to miss a minute.
As the spotlight shines on Windsor, The Goring hotel in Belgravia is offering guests the opportunity to visit the historic royal town and take in the fascinating history of the famous royal home with a private tour of Windsor Castle. The tour will also include a visit to St George's Chapel, the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, while Sunday tours will explore the grounds and Royal Windsor Park.
Emmeline’s Lounge at Conrad London St James has launched a Royal Afternoon Tea and two special edition royal wedding cocktails in honour of the pending nuptials. Guests can enjoy a lemon and elderflower lollipop inspired by the elderflower and lemon flavours of Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake, and a hazelnut and banana veil alongside diamond rings flavoured with tonka bean and strawberry.
The Kensington Hotel’s trendy K Bar has launched a bespoke royal cocktail menu allowing guests to toast to the happy couple. With names inspired by the soon-to-be newlyweds, Markle Sparkle features Auchentoshan Three Wood, tonka bean and star anise syrup, and Suits You Harry is blended with Ketel One Orange, campari and Mazanilla dry sherry. Cheers!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with five star hotel The Arch London’s afternoon tea fit for a Duke or Duchess. Featuring treats such as the groom, a suited and booted bavarois panna cotta and crumble complete with a top hat, a royal crown made with elderflower and rose mousse with golden meringue embellishment, and his and hers chocolate delights decorated with an American flag as a nod to the two nations.
To honour the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, award-winning chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin have created a Royal Afternoon Tea that boasts delicious ingredients – many of which are produced by Royal Warrant holders. Guests can tuck into quintessential desserts such as Eton Mess, cherry bakewell, battenburg, and shortbread ‘coins’ – a favourite of Her Majesty. For an added touch of elegance raise a toast as the couple say ‘I do’ with champagne or bottomless frizzante.