GET JIGGY AT A JUBILEE COURTYARD PARTY
The Rosewood London is holding a special al fresco afternoon tea in their iconic courtyard on High Holborn. Inspired by a traditional British street party, bunting will adorn their belle epoque façade and the courtyard will be lined with floral filled tables. Live music, and their very own royal guards will commemorate the Queen’s 70 years of service.
Tickets include afternoon tea, a glass of bubbles, as well as wine, beer and soft drinks.
Price: Courtyard Party £275 PP
SIP ON A SPECIAL JUBILEE COCKTAIL
First served at Claridges 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, the Windsor Rose will be one of five special cocktails being served up in the bar over the jubilee celebrations and whilst you’re sipping on your delicious drink, the hotel archivist will be on hand to showcase photographs of the Queen’s many previous visits to the hotel and items from her coronation.
Claridges has a rich history of royalty staying on the premises. In 1947 it’s alleged that a diplomat telephoned the hotel and asked to speak to the king. “Certainly sir.” was the response, “but which one?”
Price: Contact for Prices
ATTEND A LOVELY JUBILEE STREET PARTY
London’s Jermyn Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday 4th June to host a classic Street party with food, drink, live music and entertainment. In celebration of the festivities The Ritz is collaborating with English sparkling wine makers, Nyetimber, serving drinks and a specially designed afternoon tea.
Nyetimber have also released a limited-edition bottle of their Classic Cuvee. Specially created for the Platinum Jubilee containing a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, he bottle is dressed in an iridescent oyster coloured sleeve decorated with threads of delicate golden bubbles and a patriotic Union Jack.
CELEBRATE IN STYLE IN LONDON’S MAYFAIR
Slushies, ice-creams, cocktails, sushi and traditional fish and chips: North Audley Street in Mayfair is the place to be indulge and get into the Jubilee spirit.
Featuring live music from Garner trio, Fuse Duo, Jojo and Mark and Sara Rosa Trio, The Royal Academy of Arts is also hosting an Artistic Soft Play in Grosvenor Square to keep any little ones occupied.
No booking or tickets are required and their 200ft outdoor banqueting table should have room for all.
FEAST AT A JUBILEE THEMED FOOD FESTIVAL
Raymond Blanc, Gennaro Contaldo, Great British Bake Off’s Karen Wright and other stars of the gastronomy world will cooking and hosting masterclasses in the beautiful surroundings of Blenheim Palace. Expect food-stalls with buttery baked treats and award-winning cheeses, hot street-food from around the globe and beer, cocktails and mocktails a-plenty.
There’s also a circus, a food and science show and their Orangey restaurant is serving up a regal afternoon tea of battenburg, dundee cake, coronation chicken and beetroot cured salmon. The mouth-watering starts here.
Price: Entrance £32 PP
INDULGE IN A SUMPTUOUS SUNDAY LUNCH
What better way to celebrate than a sit-down Sunday Lunch of British classics at the Lanesborough Hotel.
Start proceedings with their Lilibet Cocktail containing Earl Grey infused gin shaken with bergamot & white cacao liqueur, balanced with fresh lemon juice and finished with English Chardonnay wine foam flavoured with chocolate.
As for the nosh, prepare to salivate .Delve into such delights as Hereford beef tartare, Buttermilk Quail, Coronation Crab salad, Cumbrian lamb, Roast Ribs of Hereford Beef, Cornish Brill Fillet, Lemon Tart and Baked Cherry and Almond Pudding.
Price: 3 Courses including a glass of champagne £125 (PP)
BRING YOUR BEST FRIEND TO THE BILTMORE
If you’ve been wondering how your dog can celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, The Biltmore Hotel in Mayfair has the solution. On Friday 27th May, they will be hosting a Corgi Afternoon Tea. All dog owners are invited on the terrace to enjoy a Royal afternoon tea whilst their four legged friends enjoys a dog friendly serving from The Barking Bakery.
They will also be hosting an all-day BBQ with Live Entertainment, serving up a regal Afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne and if you’re staying overnight in one of their luxurious rooms during the festivities, you get complimentary access to all events.
Price: Contact for Prices
The Standard, London
GRAB A SLICE OF JUBILEE CAKE
The Standard have collaborated with Claire Ptak (who baked Harry and Meghan’s Wedding Cake), to create an exclusive cake for the landmark weekend.
The special Jubilee Cake stands at one metre tall and is adorned with purple flowers, edible gold and buttercream. The rich dark chocolate cake is spiked with blackcurrant-violet liquor and filled with a compote of English blackcurrants and a violet buttercream- all flavours reported to be the Queen’s favourite.
Guests can enjoy a slice of the chocolate cake when booking the ‘Slice of Royalty’ room package between 2nd - 7th June or if you don’t fancy staying over, head to Violet Cakes Bakery in East London to pick up a portion from the 7th June.
Price: Slice of Royalty Rooms £369 - £1969
The George, London
TAKE A SPARKLING WINE MASTERCLASS
For those looking to toast the celebrations in a quintessential British style, Upstairs at The George will be hosting an English Sparkling Wine masterclass, featuring four of England’s top sparkling wines, lead by Head Sommelier, Dan Orton.
The English Sparkling Wine masterclasses will run from the 2nd-4th June from 11am-12pm with lunch served afterwards from 12pm-1.30pm. Guests will learn about the history of English Sparkling Wine and be educated on some of the most exciting home-grown wines to try, alongside a selection of canapés created by Executive Head Chef, Alex Harper.
Following the tasting, a two-course lunch will be served in the dining room including an array of best of British dishes including, Three Carlingford Oysters with shallot & Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar dressing, Grilled English Asparagus, Jersey Royal potato salad, hazelnuts, goat’s cheese (v) and Loch Duart Salmon, wild garlic butter, brown shrimp, mussels. The set menu will also include Bangers & Mash, made with a beef sausage & pork sausage, creamy mash, tomato relish and Steak Tartare, hay smoked egg yolk, maple & black pepper sourdough (£5 supplement).
Price: £85 PP
The Elder, Bath
ENJOY AN EXCEPTIONAL AFTERNOON TEA
The Elder in Bath will be saluting the Queen with a regal street party on their gorgeous terrace. Celebrate the festivities with a classic afternoon tea showcasing the best of the British larder and indulge in a resplendent seven-course tasting menu.
Set up with tables of ten in the terrace, guests will enjoy penny sandwiches, plain and fruit scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, cream cake with fresh strawberries, chocolate tea cake, elderflower custard tart, and cupcakes. A complimentary G&Tea, just the way the Queen likes it, or a glass of fizz is also available for guests to enjoy.
For those who want to stay for dinner, the team have created a special tasting menu in honour of HRH, a seven-course meal for £70pp. The menu will include dishes such as Jersey rock oysters a la Queen Elisabeth with prune mignonette, Dover sole with courgette, spinach, and sorrel velouté, and wild fallow deer burgers.
Price: Afternoon Tea: £32 PP
Dinner: £70 PP