Wednesday, 13, April 2016

Written by
Jessica Gibson

Celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday in London

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Where better to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday than in The Royal Borough itself? The Kensington is just 20 minutes from Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace, and offers luxurious service fit for a queen. 

As our guest, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the biggest royal celebrations of the year. So here in our next Slice of the City blog post is everything you need to know about The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations and most importantly, where you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty. 

The Official Date
Did you know that The Queen celebrates her birthday twice? It is said to be Royal tradition that if the actual birth date does not fall in the summer then the birthday is celebrated publicly in the summer months for a better chance of good weather. The Queen’s actual birthday is April 21st but she will officially celebrate her birthday with the public on June 11th.

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Trooping of the Colour
If you are planning to visit London on June 11th you can take part in celebrations at the Trooping of the Colour, otherwise known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade. The event takes place at Buckingham Palace and The Mall. Our advice would be to arrive early to secure a front row spot for waving to The Queen as the royal carriages pass along The Mall. Keep up-to-date with official news and events on The Royal Household’s website. If you happen to be in London the week before the event, you might be lucky enough to watch the rehearsals of this special event.

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RAF flypast
At 1pm on June 11th, The Royal Air Force will perform a flypast where you will have the opportunity to spot The Royal Family watching from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Look out for the young Royals, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. 

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Celebrate in style
Dine like a king at The Townhouse at The Kensington or enjoy the royal tradition of afternoon tea. Light and fluffy scones, delectable pastries and scrumptious sandwiches to suit all dietary requirements. Whether you’re looking for a light bite during the celebrations or somewhere to while away the afternoon far from the madding crowds, The Kensington is the perfect London retreat. To view our appetising menus click here.



A British tradition
In true British style, pubs in London will stay open for an extra 2 hours to mark the occasion. Here are our top 3 local pubs to celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday:

The Britannia
This award-winning, traditional English pub dates back to 1834. Located just off Kensington High Street, it is only a 20 minute walk from The Kensington and perfect for soaking up the patriotic atmosphere during The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Cool Britannia!

The Windsor Castle Pub
Not to be mistaken for Windsor Castle, The Queen’s Royal Residence. The Windsor Castle Pub in Kensington is a friendly local pub serving traditional Sunday roast and local craft beers.

The Hereford Arms
Just a 6-minute walk from The Kensington, you will find The Hereford Arms. A veritable traditional English pub with stellar TripAdvisor reviews.

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Finally, as our guest during The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, we’re offering a special ‘Breakfast with our Compliments’ Package to make your Royal experience even more memorable.

Are you planning on joining in with the Royal festivities? Tweet us your photos on the day at @DoyleCollection with the hashtag #Sliceofthecity.