From afternoon tea to rooftop screenings: The best ways to celebrate the royal wedding

Dine at the royal family’s favourite hotel

The Savoy is steeped in royal history so what better way to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials?
As part of the hotel’s long-standing connection with the royal clan, The Savoy’s American Bar will be serving up new cocktail, ‘The Royal Welcome’, to honour the soon-to-be newlyweds. From 1st May, guests can also book the hotel’s Royal Afternoon Tea which features the Queen’s favourite cake and Tea for Heroes, an English Breakfast blend created for Terry Clark (an RAF veteran of the Battle of Britain).
Prices start at £65 and bookings can be made through the website. [Photo: The Savoy]

Enjoy a right royal boozy bottomless brunch

For those of you on the hunt for a more quirky atmosphere, make sure to check out Little Nan’s in Deptford for a two-hour boozy bottomless brunch. The hipster haunt will be live-streaming the royal wedding from the Pub Room and guests can enjoy themed cocktails such as the Prince Harry Teapot or the Queen Pat Butcher Cocktail. Tickets cost £45 and you’ll receive a complimentary royal mug. See you there.

To book, check out the Facebook page. [Photo: Little Nan’s]

Hop on a royal bus

Any self-confessed royal fans out there? You need to climb aboard the Royal Tea Bus Tour. The 1.5-hour guided excursion will take you through royal history, as you sit back and enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea with everything from hot scones to dainty sandwiches. Prices start from £55 and tours run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays twice a day at 13.45 and 15.55.
To book tickets, check out the website. [Photo: B Bakery]

Enjoy a spring BBQ with friends

For those of us who are still feeling a little deflated after our invitations clearly got lost in the post), make sure to check out the Bluebird Chelsea’s rather royal event.
The cafe and courtyard will be decked with bunting on May 19 and following a screening of the wedding, guests can enjoy a live DJ from 4pm accompanied with a BBQ. For those hoping to toast the newlyweds, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Bluebird is also serving up Botanist Royal Wedding cocktails throughout the day. Tickets start at £25. [Photo: Bluebird Chelsea]

Book afternoon tea with royal views across London

To celebrate May 19, The Shard’s hotel Shangri-La is offering guests the ultimate ‘Royal Celebration Experience’. Those wishing to celebrate the big day will be offered a night’s stay in one of the hotel’s luxury suites with a bottle of champagne and a stack of pastel-hued macarons upon arrival. You can later enjoy a Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea finished with a Celebration Cocktail. Oh, the Queen will definitely approve.
Further details can be found on the website. [Photo: Shangri-La]

Stay in a hotel fit for the Queen

The Landmark London’s Royal Escape Package will enable guests to enjoy a historic day trip to Windsor (where all the magic is set to happen on May 19) and includes an overnight stay at the hotel. Breakfast in the Winter Garden (pictured) is also included in the package (talk about Instagrammable).
For further details, take a look at the website. [Photo: Landmark London]

Attend a royal garden party

Over in the heart of West London, Ealing Park Tavern is hosting a quintessentially British garden party on the big day in partnership with Pimm’s. A live wedding broadcast will be teamed with a traditional hog roast and you guessed it, plenty of Pimm’s.
To book tickets, check out the website. [Photo: Ealing Park Tavern]

Party the night away with a rooftop screening

Why not celebrate the royal wedding in style with a Brit vs Yank inspired screening at Radio Rooftop? To mark the momentous occasion, the hotel is throwing a serious party complete with a live broadcast of the big day. And with British classics such as fish and chips alongside American pancake stacks available for you to chomp down on throughout the day, we challenge you to find a greater way to celebrate.
To make a reservation, contact London [Photo: Radio Rooftop]

Head to Ascot for afternoon tea

For those of you looking to escape on the day of the royal wedding, why not book in at the Dorchester Collection’s luxury hotel and spa? Coworth Park is hosting a Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea from 1st-28th May using produce sourced from the nearby Windsor Estate. Guests can tuck into a lemon and elderflower sponge inspired by Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake alongside golden pastries and traditional scones.
Tickets cost £35 per person. To book, please visit the website. [Photo: Coworth Park]

Watch the royal wedding from Harry and Meghan’s future home

Royal fans, rejoice! Kensington Palace is teaming up with Luna Cinema to offer the nation the chance to watch the royal wedding unfold from the historic Orangery lawn. The best part? It’s free! For the chance to be a part of the big day, make sure to enter the ballot before 6 May. [Photo: Getty]

With a matter of days to go until the royal wedding, we’re on the hunt for the most atmospheric places to ring in the history-making day.

Instead of streaming the May 19 nuptials from your laptop in bed, why not inject some pomp and pageantry of your own into the momentous occasion?

With over 1,800 street parties estimated to take place across the country and with pubs keeping their doors open for longer in celebration, the nation is certainly spoilt for choice.

From afternoon tea fit for a Queen over at The Shard’s Shangri-La hotel to a live screening courtesy of Radio Rooftop, these are the best places to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s first kiss.

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