The Best Of London This August

August is a big month for the world as the Olympics start and end. People all over the world will be travelling to Brazil to experience the sporting events in person. However London won’t be missing out and will be hosting many screening events throughout the city for your enjoyment.

With large viewing areas you can sit back and relax away from the large crowds of Rio and still get back to the Washington Mayfair for a delicious afternoon tea and cake. Visiting might just be the best way to enjoy the Rio 2016 Olympics. As an additional benefit you can plan a longer stay during August and experience more of what the great city of London has to offer.

Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Europe’s biggest street festival is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. Happening on a bank holiday weekend you can arrive Friday and have a relaxing day Saturday all before getting energetic and lively Sunday and Monday. What better way to spend a long weekend in England?

The Carnival floats and bands set off at 9am on both Sunday and Monday, running through to roughly 7pm both days.

Dance along to live music ranging from reggae to dub to salsa. Dance the days away, experience something new and make memories for life here in London this August.

If you are thinking about joining London for this fabulous and fun event or for more information, click here.

Classic Cinema In August

This August will be a huge month for film in the city of London with many events being hosted to showcase classics from the world of Cinema. Follow our breakdown of the top events to look out for and plan your visit to London.

Film4 Summer Screen

Somerset House in association with Film4 brings cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. Further films this year include Ex Machina, Sunset Boulevard and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It is truly a night to fall in love with film again.

Bugsy’s 40th Birthday

Comprised of a Q&A with the famous director Sir Alan Parker and, for one weekend only, BAFTA’s Piccadilly home will be transformed into Fat Sam’s, with a dress up photo experience. Live in the film and become of the characters you grew to love.

Kew the Movies

Set within the beautiful Kew Gardens, Kew the Movies takes place mid-week starting with ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’. It is followed by Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ – the perfect film for an open air screening against the ominous foliage of Kew Garden.

From this list there is plenty of activities and events to build up a perfect plan of how to spend your trip to London this August. However, why not make it an extra memorable visit by staying in luxury at The Washington Mayfair Hotel. With great offers when you book direct you can get even more out of your trip to London.

Save with our Summer Sizzler special or find our other Direct Booking Deals here.

 

The Best Events In London In July

July is the warmest month on average in Britain, so really it is the greatest time to visit and stay in England’s capital, London.

With an average temperature 19°C 67°F July is perfect for venturing into the city centre and enjoying all that London has to offer. July is a time of culture with festivals, museums exhibits and events happening across London.

Here at the Washington Mayfair we will be bringing you the top things to do in London during the month of July, allowing you to make the most of your visit to London.

London on the 4th of July

This day isn’t just a huge nationwide event in America. It is widely celebrated through-out England. However the place to be with the largest celebrations is of course the capital, London. With restaurants across London providing something special during the 4th of July weekends make sure you know where to go during this great festivity.

If you are looking for a genuine experience of the USA, then make sure you visit the most American restaurants in London. Find the list here “TIMEOUT”.

Hampton Court Palace In Bloom

From the 5th July to the 10th 2016, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be held. Showcasing some of the country’s leading designers and nurseries, there will be so much to enjoy. With 34 acres to explore it is a perfect event to visit for the day.  Couples can enjoy roaming in the roses and kids will love the extensive activities taking place.

Swan Lake in London

The Australian ballet will be in London performing Swan Lake at the magnificent London Coliseum from the 13th July to the 16th July. This means that tickets will go quickly for this spectacular event. A passionate retelling of the traditional tale with a contemporary twist – under the veil of royal protocol, intrigue abounds in this tragic story of one prince torn between two loves. This is a true must see if you are visiting London at this time, as the Australian Ballet Group will soon move on to other countries with this production. Be sure to book direct at the Washington Mayfair for the ideal location to fully experience London while you stay in luxury.

Special Offers

The Washington Mayfair always provides elegance and luxury, and now with four exclusive offers when you book direct you can enjoy even more when visiting the beautiful city of London.

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What To Do In Mayfair & London this June

June is the month where we all want the summer to start but never sure when it will arrive. With everyday taken with stride come rain or shine, the Washington Mayfair offers a perfect location for visiting the great city of London and experiences the finer things in life. Also with its central location the many events during June that are happening are at your fingertips.

June isn’t just a big month for London, it’s a big month for the United Kingdom in general. The 2nd of June will make 63 years since Queen Elizabeth II’s original coronation. Queen Elizabeth II was the first British monarch to have their coronation televised on TV. This is an amazing achievement and events will be put on through-out London both for this occasion as well as her belated birthday celebration. Make sure you are a part of this historical time.

The Summer Exhibition

In the words of co-ordinator Richard Wilson RA “The Summer Exhibition 2016 will be unpredictable, stimulating, and enjoyable with 10 startling rooms of contemporary art submitted from around the world.

This year at the Royal Academy of Arts there will be an incredible exhibition set to stun and amaze all those who visit the RA. Taking place from the 13th June – 21st August you will have plenty of time to plan your visit to London and experience the luxury at the Washington Mayfair. Wine and dine after a long day enjoying London with Washington Mayfair’s Dining in Mayfair offer, Find it here.

Father’s Day

One day a year. That’s all. Make it special this year with a trip to London experiencing the sophistication and finesse brought to you whilst you stay in Mayfair London. This great city has so much to offer. Whether you are here for a day or three weeks there is always something to do for anyone. Discover an assortment of pubs, theatres, restaurants and so much more. If you find yourself wanting to stay an extra few nights or planning on spending more than just a day in London with your family take advantage of the Washington Mayfair’s offer of 4 nights for the price of 3. Find the offer here.

Discover what the Washington Mayfair has to offer and how you can make the most of your visit to London here.

Celebrate The Queen’s Birthday: What To Do In Mayfair & London

Loved across the empire and world, Queen Elizabeth II is a true icon and this year will be extra special for her fans as she will be celebrating her 90th birthday. As the longest-reigning monarch in British history it is only fitting for London to offer exclusive and exciting events in the run up to and on the Queen’s birthday. As the Queen actually celebrates her birthday twice a year we have prepared a brief guide to make sure to don’t miss the best events.

Why 2 Birthdays?

Official celebrations for Kings and Queens have often been held on a day different from their birthday and this is true of Queen Elizabeth II with her actual birthday on April 21st, and again on a Saturday in June. This is more common for those who weren’t born in the summer as this would allow them to enjoy the summer weather as part of their birthday celebration.

When is Britain Celebrating?

Britain will be hosting events from her actual birthday date right through to her summer birthday celebration. Nevertheless, the main celebrations and biggest events will be put on nearer to the time of her summer celebration. For the best chance of enjoying these make sure you are in London during the month of June. Celebrate with a luxury stay in exclusive Mayfair at the Washington Mayfair hotel.

What Events Are Happening?

Many events are still working out the final details on but below is a basic schedule of when some unmissable events will be happening.

May 12 – 15 2016

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration will be a 90 minute long spectacular

  • 900 Horses
  • 1,500+ Riders
  • Spectacular performers + much more

June 10 2016

A Friday service will be held at St Pauls Cathedral. This is the start of a weekend of celebrations for both the Queen’s 90th and The Duke of Edinburgh’s unofficial 95th birthday. Unfortunately the congregation will be made up of only special guests (invite only).

June 11 2016

Trooping the Colour (The Queen’s Birthday Parade)

During this event the Queen has the chance to inspect and judge each soldier from the household division. If you aren’t able to make it to London this day BBC will be televising the event from 10am. However if you have the chance to be near the Buckingham Palace this day you could see the Royal Family travelling to and from Buckingham Palace throughout the day in their Carriages.

June 12 2016

The Patrons Lunch

This huge event is an immense street party for 10,000 guests eating a picnic and being entertained by dozens of street performers and circus acts, find out how to get involved here.

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What To Do This April In London

Easter has ended and a new month begins. London will be hosting a vast number of exciting and captivating events this April. The Washington Mayfair is a hotel that offers a perfect location to stay when visiting London. We also have some great suggestions on the top places to be each month. April is the month of the London Marathon, Circus Fest and so much more.

Live On Tour 2016

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is known as one of Hollywood’s most innovative musical talents. He has written and co-written over 100 soundtracks dating back to 1982 whilst being nominated for over 20 awards. Some film titles he has scored for include Rain Man, Da Vinci Code and many more classics. Having the chance to bear witness to this musical genius would be an opportunity of a lifetime. So don’t miss out by getting tickets to see Hans Zimmer live at the Wembley Arena either the 6 or 7th of April.

Paint the Gardens

Who knew that gardens played such a pivotal part of the evolution of art. This April the Royal Academy of Arts will be hosting “Painting the Modern Garden” for the last month. Using Monet as a starting point, this landmark exhibition examines the role gardens have played in the evolution of art starting in the early 1860’s through to the 1920’s. Experience some of the most important Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde artists of the early twentieth century. Ending on the 20th of April you should book your tickets today as this exhibit is proving to be very popular with both residents and tourists.

A Birthday Fit for a Queen

April 21st 2016 will mark the 90th birthday of the British Monarch. This is will be the first ever time that a reigning monarch will have reached the age of 90. Many events will be taking place not just in April but all the way through till June. Make sure you stay in a luxurious location when coming for the Queen’s birthday. The Washington Mayfair offers a beautiful and prestigious hotel in the finest location.

Be sure to wine and dine in Mayfair at the delicious Madison’s Restaurant. At the Washington Mayfair we can provide all of our guests with offers towards their dining experience. Find out more here. Afternoon tea has been part of our tradition at the Washington Mayfair since the hotel opened in 1913. Found out how you can get complimentary champagne here.

What To Do In Mayfair This February

With 2016 being a leap year you have one more day this February to explore the best of London. With a number of great events planned for February here are our top 2 picks:

Chinese New Year

You don’t have to be Chinese to enjoy the party this New Years. London hosts the largest Chinese New Year celebration in the world so make sure you are in London on Monday, February 8th.

This great festivity is held in and around Chinatown to encourage a more traditional and energetic atmosphere. The Chinese believe that by wearing red when entering the New Year it will bring good luck. Get into the spirit of Chinese New Year by wearing something red.

This year is the Year of the Monkey. This means anyone born this year is gregarious, intelligent and witty as decreed by the Chinese zodiac. However the year of the monkey also includes people born in 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, or 2004.

Valentine’s Day 2016

Cards and flowers for Valentine’s Day are an easy but slightly boring option. Spice up your Valentine’s Day with with a truly unforgettable gift. Show just how much a that special person means to you with a trip to luxurious Mayfair London.

With so much to do and see, London is the perfect place to spend Valentines this February. Visit the many cocktail bars for a romantic drink in relaxed atmosphere. Alternatively treat your loved one to the finest dining in exclusive restaurants or plan a day to pamper yourself with a spa experience.

Spark the Valentine’s Day passion by staying at The Washington Mayfair.

At The Washington Mayfair we strive to achieve excellence in luxury and finesse. We offer a great location that is at the heart of Mayfair. With quick access to the whole of London via Taxi or tube London is just outside your room at The Washington Mayfair.

Be sure to book your stay now with the “Winter Warmer” special offer and experience winter in London’s Luxury Quarter.

Round out your day in London with a extra special treat. Enjoy a real British tradition with sumptuous afternoon tea at the Washington Mayfair.

Afternoon Tea In Mayfair, London

For many surviving a day without coffee is a step too far but with our traditional English afternoon tea selection you will scarcely have a chance to miss it. The traditional afternoon tea is thought to have been the idea of Ann Duchess of Bedford who created the concept of afternoon tea to stave of the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner. Mayfair is well known as one the best places in London to enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea and so why not round off a day of shopping or sightseeing in the local area with a traditional afternoon tea in Mayfair at Madison’s.  Choose from a selection of delicious sandwiches and warm scones with Cornish clotted cream and preserves. Top this all off with a choice of freshly baked pastries served with the infusion of your choice or a classic pot of English tea.

For the ultimate luxury afternoon tea, spoil yourself with a glass of chilled Louis Dornier Champagne with our champagne afternoon tea. Seasonal and themed Afternoon Tea menus are also on offer throughout the year.

Afternoon Tea Special Offer

For a limited time if you email us on info@washington-mayfair.co.uk and mention that you have seen the promotion on our website, we will upgrade your Mayfair Afternoon Tea to the Champagne Afternoon Tea for no extra charge!