10 grand UK hotels to celebrate the Jubilee bank holiday in style

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best hotels uk where stay bank holiday june weekend platinum jubilee 2022
best hotels uk where stay bank holiday june weekend platinum jubilee 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching and while many are using the double bank holiday as an opportunity to head abroad, those of us staying at home will have plenty to enjoy with hotels up and down the country commemorating the occasion by putting on street parties, Jubilee-themed afternoon teas and even offering private views of the Crown Jewels. While much of the activity is centred around London’s grande dame hotels, outside of the capital others are making the most of their more spacious grounds by hosting garden parties and picnics.

Here, we round-up the best Platinum Jubilee events happening at hotels across Britain.

The Langham, Marylebone, London

The Langham is going all out to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne and will be adorned with bunting over the bank holiday weekend with a special trolley set up at the front of the hotel serving ice cream, iced tea and pink lemonade to guests and passers-by. The festivities continue inside with a Jubilee afternoon tea (available from May 25 to June 26) featuring ingredients holding a Royal Warrant. Dubonnet cocktails – said to be the Queen’s favourite tipple – will also be available. For something more casual, the hotel’s Wigmore pub will be serving a special punch (£7) and screening all the festivities.

Jubilee afternoon tea from £70pp; langhamhotels.com. Read our full hotel review here.

The Langham hotel, London hotels
The Langham hotel, London hotels

The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, Bath, Somerset

Bath’s rather regal Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is hosting a Jubilee Garden Party in its grounds on June 2. Guests will enjoy a classic afternoon tea, strawberries and cream and champagne to a soundtrack of live jazz music, while lawn games and magic tricks will keep children entertained. Those who wish to continue the celebrations can book the hotel’s Jubilee Joy package (available from June 1-6), which includes a two-night stay, six-course tasting menu dinner, champagne afternoon tea and Jubilee-themed cocktail.

Garden Party tickets: £55 per adult and £25 per child (under 12). The Jubilee Joy package from £530 per room per night. royalcrescent.co.uk. Read our full hotel review here.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Garden, jubilee garden parties - Jason Ingram
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Garden, jubilee garden parties - Jason Ingram

The Stafford, Mayfair, London

Also stringing up the bunting is the Stafford in St James’s, which will host a street party in its cobbled courtyard on Sunday, June 5. A welcome glass of Nyetimber will be followed by the likes of quail scotch eggs, game sausage rolls and coronation chicken tarts plus barbecued lamb and salmon. For those looking to push the boat out further, the hotel is also offering up its swish Park Suite, complete with large terrace, as a location to enjoy the RAF fly-past which forms part of the Trooping the Colour parade on June 2. Parties of up to 30 can book the space for a private drinks reception or groups of up to 10 can enjoy lunch on the terrace.

Street party tickets £80pp. Prices for the Park Suite Terrace on enquiry; thestaffordlondon.com. Read our full hotel review here.

The Stafford Park Suite, London Jubilee hotels - Simon Brown
The Stafford Park Suite, London Jubilee hotels - Simon Brown

Heckfield Place, Hook, Hampshire

Hampshire’s Heckfield Place will put on a bumper four days of festivities over the Jubilee bank holiday. The celebrations will kick off on June 2 with a flower crown-making workshop and cake-decorating competition. A special five-course Jubilee dinner will be put on that night starting with a glass of ‘Himms’ made with foraged herby botanicals. Over the next three days guests can enjoy picnics in the hotel’s woods, afternoon teas, cocktail-making classes and table decorating workshops – all Jubilee-themed of course.

Jubilee experiences from £20pp. Platinum Jubilee dinner £145pp; Heckfieldplace.com. Read our full hotel review here.

Heckfield Place, Hampshire hotels - DERWOOD PAMPHILON
Heckfield Place, Hampshire hotels - DERWOOD PAMPHILON

Claridge’s, Mayfair, London

Where better to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee than the hotel that has been referred to as the ‘annexe of Buckingham Palace’, thanks to its long history of hosting royalty. Claridge’s will be celebrating in typically elegant fashion, and has dug into its archives to create a display of previously unseen royal memorabilia. Items include footage of Queen Elizabeth attending a Coronation gowns fashion show at the hotel in her accession year plus the Claridge’s Coronation Day menus and cocktail cards. Meanwhile in the hotel’s bar, guests can order the Windsor Rose cocktail, which was served at Claridge’s to celebrate the new monarch back in 1953.

Claridge’s Royal Archive Windows will be open to view in the hotel’s lobby throughout June; claridges.co.uk. Read our full hotel review here.

Claridge's, grand dame hotels
Claridge's, grand dame hotels

The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere, Lake District

Up in the Lake District, chic family-run ‘bistro with beds’ The Yan is throwing its own street party on June 5. It’s an idyllic setting for a celebration: an old farm at the foot of the fells near Grasmere and overnight guests weary from travelling will be welcomed with Pimms and a slice of cake. At the party itself, the gin and tonics will be flowing and guests will be treated to a 1950s-inspired spread from renowned chef Will Manley and his team with the likes of cheese croquettes topped with brûléed pineapple alongside slow-cooked meats from the barbecue.

A one-night stay on June 5, including street party entry and food, plus breakfast the next day, costs from £155pp; theyan.co.uk. Read our full hotel review here.

The Yan hotel, Lake District Jubilee celebrations
The Yan hotel, Lake District Jubilee celebrations

The Goring, Belgravia, London

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Buckingham Palace and the only hotel to be granted a prestigious Royal Warrant, it's no surprise the Goring has planned a plethora of Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the summer. As well as a special champagne cocktail and afternoon tea, the hotel is offering a menu in its Dining Room restaurant inspired by dishes it served for the coronation in 1953. Meanwhile, in the more relaxed Veranda it is reviving seven dishes it served in each decade of the Queen’s reign. The 1950s is represented by a coronation chicken salad while the returning noughties dish is a lobster omelette with triple cooked chips.

For full details visit thegoring.com/the-platinum-jubilee. Read our full hotel review here.

The Goring, Belgravia hotels - BEN CARPENTER
The Goring, Belgravia hotels - BEN CARPENTER

Hotel Café Royal, Piccadilly, London

If a Jubilee-themed afternoon tea just doesn’t feel extravagant enough, throughout the summer guests staying in Hotel Café Royal’s swish two-bedroom Royal Suite will be offered a private visit to see the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. Guests will be chauffeured to and from the Tower  in a luxury Diamler once owned by the Queen Mother to enjoy a tour of the grounds conducted by a beefeater, followed by a champagne reception and the private viewing.

The Crown Jewels and Royal Coronation Regalia experience costs £14,795 on the Jubilee weekend. The experience is also available on other dates from June to October for £12,295 per night; hotelcaferoyal.com. Read the full hotel review here.

Hotel Cafe Royal, London
Hotel Cafe Royal, London

The Biltmore, Mayfair, London

Mayfair’s Biltmore hotel is starting its Jubilee celebrations early, hosting a Corgi Afternoon Tea on May 27, where all dog-owners will be invited to feast on royal-themed treats and a special selection provided for pooches by the Barking Bakery. The next week will see all-day ‘street parties’ at the Jason Atherton’s Café Biltmore Terrace on both June 2 and 3, featuring a barbecue, Pimm’s trolley, live music and classic British puddings such as Eton mess and sherry trifle.

Corgi afternoon tea tickets £75pp; street party tickets £65pp; hilton.com.

The Biltmore, Mayfair
The Biltmore, Mayfair

Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire

Windsor is certainly an appropriate location to ring in the Jubilee and the well-located Castle Hotel has a flurry of activities celebrating the Queen’s record-breaking reign. It will be serving a Royal-themed afternoon tea (£30, with half-price options available for children) and pouring the limited edition Castle Hill Platinum Pale Ale in its bar, which has been brewed specially by the local Windsor & Eton Brewery. The hotel can also advise guests on how to make the most of events in and around Windsor, such as the Jubilee Picnic Party in the Park on June 4, which promises ‘music, sport and cars from across the decades of her majesty’s reign’.

Jubilee afternoon tea £30pp; castlehotelwindsor.com. Read our full hotel review here.

Castle Hotel Jubilee Tea, Windsor Castle hotels
Castle Hotel Jubilee Tea, Windsor Castle hotels

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