Afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason - Having been just reopened by the Queen herself the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at London’s most prestigious department store is the perfect place to take tea at 3pm accompanied by scones with clotted cream, cucumber sandwiches, and of course the obligatory cup of tea. Afternoon teas here cost £38 per person and feature treats such as rare Somerset clotted cream and strawberry, rose and vanilla sponge cake.
A tour of Hampton Court Palace - If anywhere in London will make you feel like royalty then the banquet halls and flower filled apartments at Hampton Court Palace will, home of famed royals such as King Henry VIII, Queen Mary I and Charles II. The palace comes to life with sights, smells and sounds and may even see the Kings and Queens themselves roaming the corridors.
Go for a show at the Royal Albert Hall - One of London’s most luxurious cultural venues, the Royal Albert Hall was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert and has many times played host to the Queen herself. Filled with elegant crystal chandeliers, plush red velvet seating and ornately carved columns the hall is worth a visit even if you’re not going to see a show.
Dine at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant - He might strike you as being very regal, but Gordon's Ramsay's Restaurant is one of the UK’s best and has been awarded a coveted three Michelin Stars. Feast on such dishes as pan-fried Isle of Skye sea scallops with fresh walnuts and cider emulsion, oven roasted pigeon with grilled polenta and finish it off with a bitter chocolate cylinder with coffee granite and ginger mousse. This is surely a meal fit for a Queen.
Shop at Harrods - Showcasing the crème de la crème in finery, fashion and food, Harrods is the places to go to get your hands on freshly caught oysters and fine champagne, dresses by Alexander McQueen and diamond studded collars for your four legged friends. Lavishly decorated, the interior features fine paintings and sculptures, head for the Egyptian room for pure decadence.
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