Commemorate the royal event of a lifetime with a front row seat at The Lanesborough.
If you’re looking for a hotel fit for a king, look no further than The Lanesborough in London. To celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King, The Lanesborough is offering guests the experience of a lifetime with its Kings Coronation Celebration package.
But, hold on. Let’s not get too serious. Yes, the package is fit for a king, but let’s talk about the real important things – the food! Guests can expect to indulge in classic English dishes, including Coronation crab salad, roast Orkney scallops, and Hogget, which is slightly more mature sheep that is not quite mutton. And don’t forget about the Queen Camilla surprise dessert, which we can only imagine involves an abundance of sweet treats fit for royalty.
Pairing United Kingdom house elegance with the vibrancy of London, The Lanesborough hotel is the optimal destination to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King in London.
Overlooking Hyde Park Corner and adjacent to the grounds of Buckingham Palace, it is one of the city’s most iconic hotels commanding a prestigious location that straddles Belgravia, Knightsbridge, and Mayfair.
Visitors will feel like royalty themselves when they step into the regal, yet warm and inviting home away from home, offering a series of special activations just for this monumental occasion. The ‘Kings Coronation Celebration’ accommodation package will give guests an experience fit for a King, featuring luxury transfers from London Heathrow or King’s Cross St Pancras to arrive in style, complimentary daily English breakfast and a dedicated Lanesborough butler to appeal to guests’ every whim.
A bottle of Champagne and a special Coronation amenity await upon arrival in their regency-style luxury room or suite. Also included is a sumptuous five-course Kings Coronation Celebration dinner at The Lanesborough Grill – the hotel’s flagship modern British restaurant by acclaimed Chef Shay Cooper – featuring a selection of classic English dishes served under the magnificent domed glass roof. The decadent menu includes dishes such as roast Orkney scallop with potted Lytham shrimp butter, Coronation crab salad, and a main of Hogget, a slightly more mature sheep that is not yet a mutton – known to be a favourite of the King.
HOW: The Kings Coronation Celebration package includes accommodation, car transfers, daily English breakfast, special amenities, and a five-course dinner at The Lanesborough Grill. All guestrooms receive access to the property’s award-winning Club & Spa, 24-hour butler service, unlimited movies and music on demand, water and fruit replenished daily, tea and coffee, and complimentary pressing of one outfit per person upon arrival.
Package rate starts from £1,212 per room, per night based on two sharing one Deluxe Room. Offer available
between 2 – 12 May, 2023.
Commemorating the royal event of a lifetime from a front row seat, The Lanesborough Grill has crafted an exquisite, limited-edition, brilliantly British five-course King’s Coronation Menu available exclusively for dinner from 2 to 12 May 2023. Also available with exclusive wine pairings by The Lanesborough’s talented team of sommeliers, highlight dishes will include the aptly named – and a signature favourite of Executive Chef, Shay Cooper – Coronation crab salad, made with the freshest hand-picked Dorset crab alongside flavours and spices popularised in the period of the British Raj. Roast Orkney Scallop, potted Lytham shrimp butter follows, comprised of the finest hand-dived scallops from the coldest Scottish waters, paired with mouth-watering handpeeled shrimps from Lancashire. The star dish however is an ode to one of King Charles’s favourite ingredients: Rhug Estate hogget, Wye Valley asparagus, lamb sweetbreads, mint, new season garlic. Hogget, one of His Majesty’s favourites, is a more mature sheep that is not yet mutton, but has been allowed to age up to one year longer than lamb, resulting in a deeper, more complex flavour.
To conclude, a selection of British cheeses from a family in Cropwell Bishop served with Welsh cakes – a known favourite of the former Prince of Wales – followed by Queen Camilla; a unique surprise dessert conceived just to celebrate this historic moment.
Showcasing the finest in modern British cuisine, the special menu will feature other surprises comprising some of The King’s personal favourites, as well as the very best sustainable, artisanal produce the British Isles have to offer.
To accompany this new menu, the hotel’s expert mixologists have created an English vodka martini-style cocktail, ‘The Kings Coronation’, with Fino sherry and citrus cordial and inspired by the classic Gimlet; a popular cocktail promoted by the British officers in the 19th century. The cocktail is finished off with a few drops of Peaty single malt whiskey, a favourite nightcap of His Majesty and is available in both The Lanesborough Grill and at the Library Bar – one of the city’s most celebrated drinks destinations.
Visitors can also savour a special Kings Coronation Sunday lunch, centred around large joints of the finest quality British beef, expertly cooked to perfection, and carved at the table from ornate, antique trolleys alongside a generous selection of all the very best trimmings.
The Lanesborough’s Champagne Afternoon Tea will also be available over the Coronation weekend.
HOW: Five-course King’s Coronation dinner at The Lanesborough from £125 per person. For more information, visit Lanesborough.com/coronation
In the run up to the Coronation Weekend, Getty Images’ multi-award winning Royal photographer Chris Jackson, held an exclusive talk to discuss his three publications, Modern Monarchy (Rizzoli, 2018), Elizabeth II: A Queen for Our Time (Rizzoli, 2021) and the newly published Charles III: A King & His Queen (Rizzoli, 2023). He shared entertaining anecdotes and behind the scenes insights into the reality of life as a royal photographer and the events that have shaped the life of the British monarch and the royal family over the last two decades.
An exhibition of Chris’s life works of Royal Photography will display in The Great Hall of The Lanesborough with a selection of members of the Royal family with a focus on the new King and Queen, along with images of Elizabeth II. Showing from 20th April to 12th May 2023.