Travel: Buckingham Palace Hotel Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
London, UK (March 2, 2012) – The Lanesborough, a premier luxury hotel located adjacent to the grounds of Buckingham Palace, is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s milestone 60 year reign at London’s most exclusive address. The first Diamond Jubilee celebrated in the UK was that of Queen Victoria in 1897, and the second is that of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 during the weekend of June 2 – 5th, 2012.
For those looking for an insider’s look at the festivities, the Lanesbourough is offering a four-night accommodation in an executive room daily English breakfast and a return to the airport.
As part of the experience guests are provided with round trip chauffeur driven transportation to one of Britain’s most prestigious horse races, the Epsom Derby, on Saturday, June 2nd. Overlooking the Royal Box, guests indulge in sumptuous fare throughout the day from the comforts of The Derby Suite. The Queen, an expert equestrian, will be in attendance for the celebrated Classic, which has been staged annually since 1780.
The following day, individuals are invited to a private gathering aboard the legendary HMS Belfast to watch the Thames River Pageant as it reaches Tower Bridge. The largest flotilla assembled on the Thames in modern times, up to 1,000 boats, ships and steamers from across the world will be led down the river by the Queen’s Royal Barge in a 7.5 mile procession. The unforgettable experience includes a buffet lunch as well as afternoon tea and cocktails with a Royal Expert on board to offer insight and provide enlightening conversation.
A five course Michelin starred dinner at The Lanesborough’s Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant is provided on Monday, June 4th. Finally, on Tuesday, June 5th, guests view the Royal Carriage Procession to St. Paul’s Cathedral for a Thanksgiving Service at an exclusive vantage point on The Strand while enjoying a luxurious hospitality suite for the conclusion of the Jubilee celebrations.
The hotel is offering this for £5,400 ($8,548). Rates are based on double occupancy and exclude VAT. For reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests in-residence during the Diamond Jubilee have the opportunity to experience the wide array of activities and events taking place in London, including concerts at Buckingham Palace as well as museum and gallery exhibitions dedicated to the Queen’s reign.