The madness has started! Ever since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their upcoming England Royal Wedding on April 29th, people are going royal-crazy and packing their bags for a trip across the pond. Contrary to popular belief, travel to London, England on that date isn’t any more expensive than any other time. Although that could be a different story if you wait much longer.
We’ve put together some London travel information, so you can get the most out of your stay in Jolly Old England and see a once in a lifetime event.
Instead of booking your flights and hotel separately, check out the Prince William & Kate Middleton Wedding Packages available from British Airways. For one price you get flights to London and hotel stays at various locations that are nearby the wedding route. The best part? You can choose the hotel that suits your budget – prince or pauper.
London has an amazing public transit system that may at first look like a hot mess, but once you get the hang of it you can get anywhere pretty easily. Try to stay around a tube station if possible, and if budget is no concern the Victoria/Westminster area makes royal watching a breeze.
For those with a more restricted budget, B&Bs or rented flats (for groups) are a great bet. London has a ton of them! And if you’re still having trouble finding a place that suits your fancy, consider staying in nearby Wales. It’s only a 1-2 hour train ride, so you can still see the festivities, but have money left over for a pint afterwards to celebrate.
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Obviously the number one activity you’re going to be involved in is watching the procession along the wedding route. Grab a spot early. And a chair. And a book. Because you may be there awhile. Here’s the map, so you can choose the perfect spot:
- The jewellery boutique that designed Kate’s engagement ring
- Jigsaw fashion line where Kate worked as an accessories buyer (but apparently not for long)
- Westminster Abbey (site of the big to-do)
You may not be invited to the grand reception, but why not have a little party of your own? There will definitely be some revelry as not only is a royal wedding a pretty big deal, but it’s been declared a holiday. Oh – and it also means the pubs are open longer. Jolly good.
So, don’t waste any time and book now! You may think “I’m too cool for that”, but it’ll be a great story to tell the grandkids.
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