For those wanting to immerse themselves in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer, 51 Buckingham Gate’s ‘Diamond Jubilee Package’, staying in a luxurious Junior Suite between 2nd - 5th June, could be just the gem. Moments away from Buckingham Palace and the nearby Diamond Jubilee events, 51 Buckingham Gate, which historically housed the overflow guests from the Palace, is perfectly located to soak up the royal spirit of the city.
VIP seats and a picnic for the Pageant
As part of the package, guests can watch the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames, led by Her Majesty in the Royal Barge. 51 Buckingham Gate will arrange top riverside views, in VIP seating opposite HMS Belfast, close to Tower Bridge where the Queen will disembark. Guests can marvel at the spectacle whilst enjoying a champagne picnic and live music from a string quartet.
Continuing the next days’ festivities in style, guests can watch as the beacon is lit at St. James’s Palace - part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons - before a short stroll back to the hotel for Royal Afternoon Tea for two. They will enjoy a patriotic ensemble of goodies including Union Jack shortbread, Duke of York chocolate biscuit cake and white chocolate and gold leaf royal crowns. Drop scones, taken from the Queen’s recipe used during President Eisenhower’s visit to Balmoral in 1960, will complete the regal theme.
After spotting the Queen on her carriage procession, just seconds from the hotel, guests will return home on the 5th with two Diamond Jubilee mugs as a souvenir of what is sure to be a weekend to remember.
51 Buckingham Gate’s ‘Diamond Jubilee Package’ is available between 2nd and 5th June 2012 is, based on two adults sharing a Junior Suite for two nights. It includes breakfast, two Thames River Pageant Grandstand tickets, Royal Afternoon Tea for two and two Diamond Jubilee Mugs.
The Courtyard - a gastronomic haven from the Jubilee crowds
Londoners, and those lucky enough to have tickets for the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, can escape the crowds and stop by at The Courtyard at 51. Offering restful respite in the heart of the city, The Courtyard will tempt taste buds with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea, available from 29th May – 24th June, a Diamond Jubilee Celebration BBQ, offered exclusively from 2nd – 4th June, or an al fresco lunch.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea, which includes a Glass of Champagne and a Pimm’s Cocktail.