5 Royal Sights To Visit When In London

DSCI0046.JPGAs many of you will know, London is filled with many fantastic attractions and sights – from the London Eye to Big Ben, but the Queen and the Royal family are a particularly big attraction for many people.

So, we wanted to share some information and ideas about the Royal attractions in the capital.  And there are a wide variety for you to choose from!

If you were Queen (or King) for the day, where would you spend your time? Continue reading “5 Royal Sights To Visit When In London”

The Queen’s Birthday Parade – A Right Royal Reason To Stay In London

rsz_buckingham-palace-guardsDid you know that each and every year, the Queen celebrates two birthdays?

And it is soon to be one of them – on the 14th June, the Queen will celebrate her official birthday, even though her actual birthday is on the 21st April.

Interestingly, her official birthday doesn’t have a fixed date, but it is always a Saturday in June, so that there is good weather (hopefully!) for an outdoor event. Continue reading “The Queen’s Birthday Parade – A Right Royal Reason To Stay In London”

10 Things You Didn’t Know About London – Part 2

rsz_st-paulsFollowing on from the first blog post in a two part series, which can be read in full here, today we’re providing the remaining five things you probably didn’t already know about London. Continue reading “10 Things You Didn’t Know About London – Part 2″

10 Things You Didn’t Know About London – Part 1

big-ben-londonWhen it comes to London, there will be hundreds of things you – and the majority of people – will know.

Things such as London being the capital city of England, where Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are and is packed full of history.  All three of these are great examples of things that a lot of people are already aware of, regardless of where they are from. Continue reading “10 Things You Didn’t Know About London – Part 1″

Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace 2013

This summer you can explore the royal grounds of Buckingham palace. You can take the opportunity to see some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, as well as The Queen’s Coronation 1953 exhibition, featuring royal dresses, uniforms and jewellery!

You may already know that this summer marked the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in 1953. To celebrate this special occasion the palace’s ballroom will be transformed into the largest exhibition that has taken place for this particular occasion since the day of the Coronation in June 1953.

The centrepiece is The Queen’s white satin coronation dress, designed by Norman Hartnell, and the English purple silk robe worn by The Queen on the day of her coronation which took more than 3,500 hours to complete and more than 6.5 metres long.

Guests will be able to appreciate close-up the Diamond Diadem, one of The Queen’s most recognisable jewels, which she is pictured wearing on postage stamps and some banknotes.

For more information on ticket prices and details of the event please click here.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at DUKES LONDON after your visit to Buckingham Palace, as DUKES is one of the closest hotels to the Palace just a short 5 minute stroll across Green Park.