So, you didn’t get invited to the Royal Wedding ☹️ Still, there are plenty of ways to celebrate in London!
Been living under a rock for the past year? You’ve missed a lot, but the most pressing news is that there’s a royal wedding happening this Saturday, May 19. Whilst Harry and Meghan will be loving it up in Windsor Castle, the rest of us normals can head to one of these spots for a royal wedding knees-up.
1. A Right Royal Wedding Brunch Banquet
A mouthful in every sense of the word. Here, you’ll find stacks of freshly made pancakes, pastries, and a mountain of smashed avo. The fabulous Cookie MonStar is your host for this underground street party, which also includes bubbly, a live screening of the ceremony, and a special performance from Tiffaney Wells. Nab yourself a ticket here.
2. A Reggae Royal Wedding
South Londoners should head down to the Prince of Peckham for 11am (tables are expected to go fast!) to watch Harry marry Megan ‘against a backdrop of steel pans, chicken and waffles, bottomless brunch and a soundtrack of reggae, bashment, dancehall and afrobeats.’ Lovely. Details here.
3. A Right Royal Knees Up
Not to be outdone, The Book Club in Shoreditch is promising ‘Pimms, prosecco, drag queens, markets and live music’ from 10am. Ding dong!
Let’s make this clear, lest we be accused of besmirching the crown. When we say Swingers, we mean the fun mini-golf venue, not… you know, the other thing. On Saturday, they’re decking out their West End venue with bunting, flags, and props for their awesome 3D photo booth. Swingers will also have a one-off menu of themed cocktails, and reduced bottles of champers. Most importantly, the course will be open for you to putt ’em up for the happy couple.
Whilst we’re on the subject of fancy events in beautiful places, sketch are hosting the Mayfair Flower Show this month. For 2018, the show has taken on a distinct matrimonial theme, with highlights including a winged wedding gown and scenes inspired by a round-the-world honeymoon. Keep an eye out for those famous toilets too, now hiding beneath an overgrown jungle.
6. Doughnut Time
The pun-happy doughnut lovers return with another themed offering. This time, it’s a pair of doughnuts, one each for the bride and groom. The Meghan Sparkle features a popcorn glaze, marshmallow popcorn, and a tiara fit for a soon-to-be duchess. Meanwhile, When Harry Met Meghan looks spiffing in a suit, and topped with a Ferrero Rocher. They’re available at all of Doughnut Time’s stores, until May 20th.
7. Maitre Choux
France may not exactly be big on the monarchy (see the French Revolution for more on this), but that hasn’t stopped Maitre Choux from whipping up some delicious themed eclairs. They’ve modelled their patisserie on the royal wedding cake, producing a lemon and elderflower flavoured eclair. Trust us when we say their eclairs are worth seeking out – this lot are available only until June 4th.
8. Royal Wedding Party at Madame Tussauds
The only spot on this list where you can actually have your picture taken with the happy couple! Although I should point out that they will be made of wax. It’s a special Royal Wedding Party as part of Madame Tussauds London LATES, and Fever have got 30% discount on the tickets. Grab yourself a ticket now, and enjoy your complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival. Cheers to that!
Famed Chelsea haunt Bluebird are throwing their own right royal knees up. On Saturday, they’re pimping out the courtyard with bunting, balloons, and a giant screen to watch the nuptials. Bluebird have also created a cocktail in honour of the event, featuring gin, Maraschino and rhubarb liqueur, lemongrass cordial, and rose sparkling wine. Throw in a barbecue brunch, and a DJ spinning love songs, and you’ve got yourself a classy affair.
10. The Blues Kitchen
The house of blues, bourbon, and big ass burgers has delivered once more. Their burger special for May is a royal wedding-themed creation, marrying the best of British and US ingredients. When Harry Met Meg is two patties (one from Sussex cows, one of USDA prime brisket), with English cheddar and American cheese, back bacon and candied bacon, and ale braised onions, topped with a mini corn dog. A special relationship, indeed.