Heading to London to catch the celebrations: hotel packages fit for a queen

London – six royally great Diamond Jubilee packages

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is the best marketing hook for London. The city is spoiled in events and spoil the tourists with a lot of specially designed packages to celebrate royalty and the London’s Olympic Games. AFP selected six luxury hotel packages fit for a queen:


The Ritz Hotel London

All across the country, Britons are brimming with anticipation and awash with Royal fever as Her Majesty The Queen prepares to celebrate sixty years on the throne with an unprecedented programme of special events and a devoted Jubilee weekend.

To commemorate the historic occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, The Ritz announced a long Jubilee weekend of grand celebrations to surpass all others.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London

The quintessentially British institution of ‘Afternoon Tea at The Ritz’ is a must for those visiting the Capital during the Jubilee. Once within the surrounds of the lavish Palm Court, enjoy a glass of Champagne, pastries, scones and finger sandwiches amongst swathes of pastel hues and 24 carat gold leaf whilst watching screens streaming live coverage of the event throughout the day.

Priced from GBP 65 per person, Afternoon Tea will also include a souvenir Menu and an exclusive limited edition fine bone China commemorative dish from the Diamond Jubilee Collection.


The Big Jubilee Lunch at The Ritz Restaurant London

Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, The Ritz Restaurant will host an extravagant Jubilee Lunch between 11:30am and 4:30pm. Themed food stations will offer a wide selection of hot and cold dishes including a Beef Wellington station and spectacular seafood ice sculptures. Screens streaming live coverage of the event will be displayed throughout the room.

Priced from GBP 175 per person, the Big Jubilee Lunch takes place on Sunday, 3rd June 2012 and includes a glass of Champagne to toast Her Majesty, a commemorative souvenir Menu, and an exclusive limited edition decorative keepsake from the Highgrove Collection.
The Diamond Jubilee Lunch at The Ritz Restaurant London

The only hotel to hold the honour of a Royal Warrant for Banqueting and Catering Services, The Ritz’s award-winning restaurant offers guests a decadent selection of Chef John Williams’ signature dishes on Tuesday, 5th June 2012. Screens will be suspended in the restaurant, streaming live coverage of the celebations occuring on this special day, including a service at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by two receptions, a lunch at Westminster Hall, a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace and finally a balcony appearance and flypast.

Priced from GBP 175 per person, The Diamond Jubilee Lunch takes place between 10:30am and 4:30pm and includes a glass of Champagne to mark the occasion, a commemorative souvenir Menu, and an exclusive limited edition decorative keepsake from the Highgrove Collection.



St. James Hotel and Club
June 1-5

Packages at this hotel, a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, start from £398 (€485) and includecheuffeur-driven airport transfers, afternoon tea and a Jubilee tea box gift from Royal Familyfavorite Fortnum and Mason.


St Ermin’s Hotel
April – August 2012

A tour of Westminster Abbey (scene of the coronation), afternoon tea, a picnic and a welcome pack offlags and hats make up this luxury hotel’s package, from £999 (€1,220) for two.


Brown’s Hotel
June 1-10

The Brown’s Jubilee Celebration Package includes two nights’ accommodation, tea for two, a welcomebottle of champagne, a copy of Our Queen by Robert Hardman, a commemorative Fortnum and Mason Jubileeplate and an appointment at Garrard, the oldest jewelry house in the world. Prices start from £495(€605).

51 Buckingham Gate
June 2-5

From £1,149 (€1,400) this package includes tickets to see the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in VIP seating with a champagne picnic and music from a string quartet, plus a Royal Afternoon Tea for twoand Diamond Jubilee mugs as souvenirs.

Intercontinental London Park Lane
June 2-5

Queen Elizabeth grew up at this hotel’s location, 145 Piccadilly, so the hotel has gone all-out tocelebrate. Priced from £6,060 (€7,400), the three-night package includes tickets to watch the ThamesDiamond Jubilee Pageant onboard Shaken Not Stirred, the luxury Sunseeker Superhawk featured in JamesBond’s The World is Not Enough.