Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the Royal occasion while taking in some of the amazing sights that London has to offer.
Immerse yourself in Royal Wedding history
What better way to celebrate the Royal Wedding than taking a look back at Royal Weddings of the past. Take a trip to Kensington Palace and feast your eyes on the treasured objects on display.
Part of the Victoria Revealed exhibition is the striking miniature of Queen Victoria by John Haslem in which she wears her wedding veil and a sapphire brooch, which was given to her as a wedding gift by Prince Albert. You can also view the majestic Fife tiara, given to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Louise, on her wedding day in 1889.
Moving on from 1889 to 1981, take a look at Diana’s Bellville Sassoon suit, worn by the Princess to board the train for her honeymoon. Part of the private collection of TRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the suit is currently on display alongside other outfits from iconic moments in the Princess’ life.
Find out more about Kensington Palace’s royal exhibition and book a ticket here
Take a royal tour
Want to explore the city but not sure where to go? Experience the best of London with a scenic cruise. Start the day with a visit to the Tower of London and see the famous Crown Jewels and finish your royal tour with a visit to Buckingham Palace, the grandiose residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Sounds up your street? Book your tour here
Why not take a trip to picturesque Windsor Castle, which is open to visitors all year round. As the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, the Queen spends most of her private weekends there and HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot within its scenic surroundings come May 2018. Find out more here.
Want a tour that’s perfect for the little ones as well? Walk in the footsteps of the Royal Family and discover London’s royal history with a family-friendly host and enjoy plenty of family-friendly activities, such as a treasure hunt and city quiz. What’s even better is children under 10 go free! Find out more and book here
Enjoy a picnic in one of London’s beautiful parks
London has an array of unique parks for you to pick from so, if we’re blessed with some sunshine this Royal wedding month, why not soak up the rays with family and friends.
The largest of the capital’s eight royal parks and a National Nature Reserve, Richmond Park offers rolling grassland, woodland gardens and scenic hill spots for you to lay your picnic blanket. Why not take a leisurely stroll through the Isabella Plantation, you might even catch a glimpse of one of the 300 red deer that have been freely roaming the park since 1529.
Want to take in the spectacular views of London? Find a spot on Primrose Hill, open a bottle of wine and watch the sun set over the city skyline.
Hampton Court Park
With its open expanse of grassland and scattering of large oak trees, Hampton Court Park has some great spots if you want some shade. After your picnic, take a stroll through the sparkling fountains and beautiful gardens of Hampton Court Palace itself, once home to Henry VIII.
Visit the happy couple
Last but certainly not least, Madame Tussauds will be launching its new Meghan Markle figure to stand beside husband-to-be, Prince Harry, on Saturday 19th May. Sporting their famous engagement announcement outfits, you can share a moment with the happy couple, plus if your name is Harry or Meghan you will be granted free entry for one day only! Find out more and book your tickets here.
Image credits: Visit London, Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 photographer Peter Packer