Fit for a Queen: London’s Best Platinum Jubilee Hotel Packages

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he Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching. This historic event marks Her Majesty’s record 70th year on the throne. This means, of course, that ardent royalists across the country will be digging up their old copies of Hello! magazine, revisiting well-done photo shoots from past royal christenings and tweaking their commemorative merchandise. The rest of us will Google “where to buy buntings” and panic buy Battenberg.

But while we assemble our meager Jubilee preparations, London’s fanciest hotels are busy executing much more elaborate tributes to the Queen. Expect perfectly triangular cucumber sandwiches, royal-themed (and powerful) cocktails shaken by the country’s top mixologists, and enough champagne to fill Buckingham Palace. So if the idea of ​​chatting with neighbors, local street partying and overdosing on mini sausages doesn’t sound appealing to you, why not check into one of these hotels during the exceptional holiday.

Claridge

The iconic ballroom has seen the likes of Queen Victoria, Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill, Kate Moss and of course Elizabeth II, sipping martinis and tossing all manner of shapes onto its floors. The hotel was so popular among the royal family that it earned the nickname, “the annex to Buckingham Palace”. With such royal patronage, it seems fitting that the hotel has pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, with an exhibition of rare artifacts from the Queen’s coronation in 1953, including original dinner menus. of coronation.

Rooms from £1,020 per night; claridges.co.uk

Claridge’s

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The standard

The Standard Hotel has tapped pastry impresario Claire Ptak of east London institution Violet Cakes to create a metre-high cake available exclusively to guests over Jubilee weekend. Ptak, who baked Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake, will whip up a four-tier dark chocolate cake, enriched with blackcurrant and violet liqueur and filled with a blackcurrant compote, topped with violet buttercream, in a nod to the Queen’s favorite flavours. Hotel guests will be treated with a slice of cake and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. So what are you waiting for, prepare a fork and elastic pants and reserve.

Rooms from £409 per night; standardhotels.com

Heckfield Square, Hampshire

Escape the noise during the bank holidays and raise a glass of sulphate-free organic wine to Her Majesty in the bucolic estate of Heckfield Place. The Georgian Country Stack is the perfect place to live out your Jane Austen fantasy with a program of wild swimming, boating and croquet on the lawns. The hotel organized an assortment of royal activities for the Jubilee weekend, starting with a five-course banquet in the Pleasure Grounds, followed by flower wreath-making workshops and a flower-decorating competition. cakes.

Rooms from £450 per night; heckfieldplace.com

Hotel Cafe Royal

Accustomed to major events, this hotel in the heart of Soho has hosted Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Princess Diana, Edward VIII, Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, David Bowie… we could go on. The thing is, they know how to throw a party, and the Queen’s Jubilee will be no different. Guests staying in the Royal Suite will be chauffeured to the Tower of London in the Daimler once owned by the Queen Mother, before enjoying a private tour of the Crown Jewels and an a la carte meal in the round. Of course, the royal treatment comes at a price, so the hotel also offers a royal jewelry and afternoon tea experience for guests staying in non-royal rooms. This includes a private tour of the collection of royal tiaras followed by afternoon tea and a lesson in tea etiquette. Little fingers at your fingertips!

The Jubilee Experience is priced at £14,795. The Royal Jewels and Afternoon Tea Experience are from June 1 to October 1 and are priced at £12,295 per night; hotelcaferoyal.com

Cliveden

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Cliveden

Whether you want to celebrate the Queen or just want to feel like royalty, this is the place to stay. The lavish hotel and former seat of the Dukes of Buckingham is filled with crystal chandeliers, Italian marble and royal history. Spend bank holidays soaking up the heatwave by the iconic Cliveden Pool, site of the start of the infamous Profumo Affair, or take a spin on a vintage boat along the Thames. After working up an appetite, end the day with a Jubilee-themed afternoon tea. On the menu you’ll find the Queen’s favorite chocolate biscuit, coronation sandwiches and Queen Victoria’s favorite Cliveden snack, a Vicky sponge.

Rooms from £495 per night including breakfast; clivedenhouse.co.uk

The Connaught

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The Connaught Hotel

This institution is synonymous with quintessential Britain and has hosted the great and the good of the British establishment over the centuries. Rumored to be the place where General Charles De Gaulle and Winston Churchill hatched the plan for the D-Day landings in 1944. The hotel has long been a bastion of conviviality in this village-like pocket of Mayfair , so it seems fitting then that the hotel is having its own street party on the 5th of June for hotel guests and the Mount Street community to celebrate the Jubilee. Expect garlands, long tables, a marching band and, of course, strawberries and cream.

The Connaught Jubilee Street Party will run from 12pm to 3pm on June 5; le-connaught.co.uk

Beaverbrook, Surrey

Imagine yourself soaring over the Surrey Hills in a hot air balloon, sipping a glass of Bolly and enjoying a dish of raw fish. Well, that dream has become a reality thanks to the Beaverbrook Jubilee extravaganza. The home of Lord Beaverbrook, Winston Churchill’s best friend and pioneer of the Spitfire jet, is surely the most fitting place to toast the monarch who presided over World War II. But it’s not just hot air ballooning and Japanese food that’s on the agenda for the holiday, Beaverbrook has hosted ride experiences, where guests are invited to take a ride in a vintage Jag with a basket to picnic that would make Fortnum and Mason green with envy.

Rooms from £770 per night; beaverbrook.co.uk

The miter

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The Mitre, Hampton Court

What better place to spend the Jubilee weekend than on the grounds of Henry VIII’s favorite palace, Hampton Court. Following in the footsteps of the party-loving monarch, the Miter Hotel is throwing a musical extravaganza on the banks of the Thames, but fear not, this party will involve a lot more Whispering Angel and a lot less bloodshed. From June 2-3, the gardens and terraces of the Miter will be buzzing with music, from saxophonists and jazz bands to classical orchestras lulling guests into a post-lunch slumber to the sweet tones of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

Rooms from £310 per night; mitrehamptoncourt.com

The Goring

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The Goring

This Belgravia hotel is a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and where Kate Middleton spent the night before her wedding to Wills. Thanks to its proximity to the palace, it is the ideal place to feel part of the action of the Jubilee without setting foot on the Mall. Head chef Graham Squire has delved into The Goring’s archives to uncover morsels served to coronation guests 70 years ago and will recreate the original menu of consommé, Edinburgh fillet of sole, asparagus in melted butter and strawberry parfait Windsor to commemorate. Of course, guests are encouraged to wash it all down with a Jubilee Fizz – a champagne cocktail with mint Beirao and peach liqueurs.

Rooms from £868 per night over Jubilee weekend; thegoring.com

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