Royal wedding days out

On 19 May, Prince Harry will be tying the knot with his American fiancé Meghan Markle. If you’re not planning on travelling to Windsor to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds, or don’t intend to sit glued to the live coverage, then check out these recommendations for ways of celebrating the special occasion, including days out and dining – perfect for hanging out with friends and family.

Make a day of it

If like Donald Trump your invitation hasn’t reached you, here’s how to embrace the royal wedding spirit with a fun day out.

Royal Wedding 21st Century Tea Party
19 May, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Londonfrom 11am
A big old family party and knees up like no other. Enjoy a royal wedding-themed afternoon of dance, music, songs and all round royal fun. There will be live music, video, theatre, performances, storytelling and singing throughout the day. Free entry.
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Showtime Cabaret – Royal Wedding Special
19 May, Café de Paris, Leicester Square, London6pm–10pm
An evening of cabaret, circus, comedy and burlesque with a royal wedding twist. Enjoy a dazzling evening of entertainment followed by a night of dancing in the Café de Paris club, which is open until 3am.Tickets available from £30.
Details found here.

Dine like a king

Enjoy one of these royal wedding-themed dining experiences, including afternoon teas and the inevitable bubbles.

The Tea Terrace Restaurants and Tea Rooms
Central London branches and Guildford, Surrey
This quaint tea-room company is reinventing its menu to celebrate the wedding of Harry and Meghan. Diners can choose from three main courses including a traditional meat dish from Botswana – as a nod to the place Harry sourced the main stone for Meghan’s engagement ring. For dessert, there’s a choice of either the super sweet Botswana malva pudding or banana loaf. Truly scrumptious.

Browns Restaurant – Royal Wedding Set Menu
Throughout May 2018, restaurants in London, Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Reading and Windsor
Dig into a delicious 5 course royal wedding-themed set menu at Browns which includes either a glass of champagne or rhubarb gin & tonic, for £49.95 per persons. Starter choices include a smoked duck salad, a Devon crab and prawn cocktail and more. For your main, choose between a beef Wellington, lamb rump, salmon or heritage tomato tart dish. And for pudding, choices include a chocolate brownie, Eton mess or Bakewell crumble. Where do we sign up?
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Best afternoon royal-tea
Daily from 3pm to 5.30pm, St James’s Hotel and Club, Mayfair, London
Enjoy a luxury afternoon tea at St James’s Hotel and Club in Mayfair. The historical-themed 1840 afternoon tea menuincludes atipsy cake, soaked in sherry and served with custard, profiteroles, lemon drizzle cake, custard tart and a classic Victoria sponge cake. All served on Victorian-inspired crockery and washed down with a cup of an exclusive fine loose tea blend from The East India Company.
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B Bakery & Debrett’s – Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Two tours a day, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during May.
Northumberland Avenue, London
B Bakery is offering a special afternoon tea tour in partnership with Debrett’s. Royal enthusiasts can enjoy a guided tour on an original 1960s Routemaster followed by a delicious royal wedding themed afternoon tea menu of sweet and savoury delights. Hop on board the Royal Tea Bus Tour at either 13:45 or 15:55 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday in May. Ticket prices start from £55.
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