Toast the Royal Wedding in Belgravia
As all eyes turn to London and the impending Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, Belgravia, just a stone’s throw from the wedding itself, provides the ideal location to view/watch the wedding and enjoy a quintessentially British day out.
To watch the wedding in style, visit one of the Cubitt House group’s bars - The Thomas Cubitt, on Elizabeth Street or The Orange on Pimlico Road, both in the heart of Belgravia. Wedding viewers can enjoy their new spring menu and themed drinks, including Nyetimber, Classic Cuvée and an Eton Mess Dessert Special.
To keep your weekend regal, why not visit The Ebury, for dinner and cocktails where bride-to-be Kate Middleton was spotted recently – perhaps while planning the big day! Or try the special Royal Wedding menu at The Ebury Restaurant & Wine Bar, a favourite haunt of Prince William, featuring a ‘Poached William Pear with Stilton en croute with a watercress and walnut salad’. Visitors from mid April can enjoy a specially themed ‘Best of British’ alfresco menu at The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, located in one of London’s most celebrated addresses, which is undergoing a total transformation for the Royal Wedding. The Terrace, located behind the hotel, will be decked with Union Jack flags and Royal Wedding themed décor, serving a specially created menu in honour of this national celebration.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, Peggy Porschen, cupcake-maker to the stars and the name behind Stella McCartney’s wedding cake, has it covered. Designed for the Royal Wedding, regal inspired cookies and cakes will be available at the Elizabeth Street store and cafe, as well as mini wedding cakes specially designed for themed street parties. Or visit the parlour over the bank holiday weekend and take Afternoon Royaltea, an indulgent selection of Peggy Porschen’s sweetest delicacies fit for King & Queen. Master chocolatiers Rococo on Motcomb Street have created a special Royal Wedding ‘Out of Africa’ range, commemorative chocolate inspired by the proposal in South Africa, with all proceeds going towards building a school in Africa, working with the “Build Africa” charity. Rococo will also be preparing ganaches, with flavours matching William and Kate’s individual personalities.
With the eclectic mix of boutiques and small businesses across Motcomb Street, Elizabeth Street and Pimlico Road it’s no wonder that Kate appeared to do much of her wedding planning in Belgravia. From wedding dress designer Jenny Packham to bespoke jewellery designer Erickson Beamon, and Louise Kennedy’s Wedding List service, Belgravia has all bases covered. Les Senteurs on Elizabeth Street will no doubt tempt you through the doors of their opulent boutique. They will be offering the regal and romantic ‘Betrothal’ from Grossmith. Originally designed in 1895 for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York, and later King George V and Queen Mary, this beautiful bridal bouquet of white flowers has been adapted for the modern woman.
And after a hard day of celebrating and shopping why not indulge in some spa treatments fit for a princess! As Kate Middleton transforms into Princess Catherine, you too can indulge yourself in some truly magnificent treatments at Glow Urban Spa. The Royal Treatment allows you to experience every aspect of the Royal Wedding in true style, starting by giving your face an overly indulgent treatment with the one product likely to be served at the Royal Wedding – Caviar. The truly luxurious La Prairie Caviar pearls massage the eye and face and complemented by a two phase La Prairie Caviar mask will ensure that even complexions most dulled by daily life are left glowing and radiant.
For more information about Belgravia and its retail offer visit: grosvenorlondon.com