London is a city which holds many wonderful features. With over 2000 years of history to tell, it’s hardly a surprise that this city has so many fascinating stories to tell. One of the things which stirs so much interest with tourists from around the world, is the connection that London has with the Royal Family. These Monarchs are considered celebrities, often appearing daily in news stories, magazine spreads and gossip columns. When visiting London, we recommend that you take at least a day to explore the Royal features of the city. Read on to discover the must see Royal spots of London.
The Royal Parks
If you’re fortunate enough to be staying in the Montcalm Hotel London, then you will likely pass at least a couple of the royal parks on a daily basis. There are a total of 8 in the city, and each holds beautiful features which are definitely worth a visit. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are famed for their magnificent selection of fountains, memorials and statues, St James’ Park for the spectacular city views, and Richmond Park for its wildlife. These are the perfect places to take a break from the bustling streets and enjoy a picnic in Regal surroundings.
Billions of people watched as Will & Kate, then Harry and Megan tied the knot. The Royal weddings are celebrated throughout the world, and in the UK, it is a time for street parties and lots of fun. The location of Coronations, funerals and weddings of the royals take place in Westminster Abbey, a stunning historical building which is a wonder to behold. We recommend that you treat yourself to the Montcalm Hotel London Afternoon Tea to experience a true royal dining experience, before heading over to the Abbey to have a look around.
The Changing of the Guard
Now, we are sure that you are familiar with the Palaces of London, which is why we are not going into detail about those today. Kensington, Buckingham and Windsor are all iconic buildings in their own right, and welcome visitors to explore certain areas of the properties and grounds. Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous in the World, where you will find the Queen’s Guard stern faced and still standing watch over the property. At 11am each day, the Queen’s Guard performs the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, which is to switch over the shifts of the guards. This procession and march is a very popular experience, and we highly recommend that you arrive nice and early to get a good view!
The Tower of London
The Tower of London is home to the spectacular Crown Jewels collection, and is one of the oldest Palaces in London. Perfect for a rainy afternoon in the city, The Tower of London has so many amazing exhibits on display, and you can get up close with some of the most precious stones, jewellery and diamonds in the world. Following this, we recommend that you head over to Hankies Marble Arch, for a stylish and modern Indian dining experience in the heart of the city.