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.

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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.

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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.

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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 This Easter In Mayfair & London

This year March isn’t just your typical month. With traditional historic races, holidays to celebrate and and special day for your mom, there is plenty to do.

What’s happening in London this March?

Since 1829 Cambridge University & Oxford University have competed against each other in a boat race down the Thames. The race takes place on the stretch of the river between Putney and Mortlake in London. The Cancer Research UK Boat Races are amongst the oldest sporting events in the world and watched by millions around the world each year. However nothing compares to seeing this event live. Book the perfect location for your Easter break in London.

The 6th of March marks Mother’s Day in England. Mothers across Britain will be waking up to breakfast in bed and cards and gifts. This is an ordinary start to Mother’s Day, but go the extra mile by treating your mom to as special day out in London. Start with a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and explore the 300 acres of stunning gardens gardens available to explore. In the afternoon, catch a matinee or visit a spa to fully pamper you and your mother. Treat your mother to a delicious afternoon Tea at the Washington Mayfair with our special offer that upgrades all visitors to a champagne afternoon tea.

St. Patrick’s Day

Step1: Go green
Step 2: Drink a Guinness
Step 3: Have a great time!

Following this simple recipe to fully immerse yourself into the Irish culture in the celebration in their patron saint. London celebrates with parties in many pubs, clubs and public areas across central London. Attend the free St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square, and take part in one of the best Irish events in London. This year the festival will take place on the 13th of March. Make sure you don’t miss out by booking 4 nights for the price of 3 and experience the festival and St. Patrick’s Day to the full.

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.

What To Do This January In London

January is the perfect time to forget about the stress of Christmas and plan your trip to London. With so much going on in London this January here are some helpful tips on the must see events and experiences.

New Year’s Parade

London will be hosting a magnificent parade on New Year’s Day at 12 noon. The Parade will be made up of huge floats and balloons perfect for families to enjoy and be part of this London tradition that started in 1987.

The London New Year’s Parade will travel between The Ritz London and Big Ben. The Washington Mayfair is the ideal choice of hotel as it would allow you to be away from the crowds on and around the days of the parade but just 30mins from the attraction.

Elvis is back?

This Winter “The King” has arrived at the O2 arena, London. From now until the 10th January take the opportunity to visit the King and experience his life. Look back on the chronicle of his life and how he became the ‘King’ of rock ‘n’ roll.

The exhibition will also showcase over 300 artefacts direct from the Presley family’s treasured Graceland Archives, some of which have never been exhibited outside of Graceland in Memphis. This will be the largest exhibition of Elvis Presley ever displayed in Europe so be sure you don’t miss out on this amazing experience and book tickets soon.

Lumiere London

From the 14th to the 17th January, two areas of London will be illuminated with magnificent lights and illuminated buildings. Lumiere London 2016 is spread across the West End and King’s Cross and offers a unique opportunity to experience London in a unique and beautiful light.

This is a completely free event and shouldn’t be missed. Visit the event’s website to download a map showing you the locations and dates of the exhibits.

A Night to Remember

On the 25th of January it is Burns Night. While Burns Night is commonly celebrated in Scotland it has become more of an annual celebration outside of Scotland. This lively night celebrates the famous Scottish Poet (Robert Burns) who died in 1796. The night is filled drinking, dancing and energetic music that is sure to uplift anyone and instill joy and laughter.

Many pubs in London are offering deals, music and a great atmosphere to fully experience the night and this great Scottish tradition.

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The Top Christmas Activities In Mayfair & London

The British winter is well known for being long, dark and cold. The best antidote to the winter blues is to visit London during the winter months. London in the winter really comes alive, illuminated with thousands upon thousands of dazzling Christmas lights. The festive cheer in the air and the huge array of world renowned shops such as Harrods make London a great place to spend your winter.

The Best London Christmas Shopping

Usually Christmas shopping can seem like a chore because you never know exactly what to get everyone and once you think of something you can never find it. In London you will find the inspiration to find that special gift with an endless selection of gifts at the best prices.

Harrods

Relocated to Knightsbridge in 1849, Harrods is one of the oldest department stores in London. Here you can find luxury and rare items as well as everyday essentials.  With its truly awe-inspiring range of products all available under one roof, Harrods has to be visited at least once in your lifetime.

Harrods isn’t the only place to shop in London, with thousands of both chain and independent retailers across London so be adventurous and you will find the perfect gift.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Only a 20 minutes’ walk from The Washington Hotel, is the extravagant Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Winter Wonderland is a magical place for both children and adults. Ice rinks, Ice Kingdoms, a variety of circus shows, a fair ground and so much more can all be found in Hyde Park from the 20th November to the 3rd of January. It is truly the epitome of the winter fair and will be an instant hits with parents and kids.

The Washington Hotel is now offering ‘A Christmas Break’ special offer on rooms and included luxuries. Spoil your loved ones with our extra special Christmas offer. Find out more here.

Experience our Mayfair Hotel Near Green Park London

Green Park neighbours Buckingham Palace and deserves a place on your list of top London sightseeing spots. Washington Mayfair enjoys a prime Mayfair location meaning Green Park is practically on our doorstep. Join the millions of people that enjoy the tranquil beauty of this prime green space in central London. The Green Park is perfect for relaxing activities such as sunbathing or enjoying a picnic. A favourite activity of many tourists and locals is to hire one of the iconic green and white striped deck chairs. These can be booked online at the Park Deck Chairs website.

Green Park is the perfect spot for getting the blood pumping with a brisk walk or run through this beautiful green space. You cannot help but feel the worries of life fade away as you pound along the pedestrian paths. As you explore Green Park look out for the many famous landmarks such as the Canada Memorial, Bomber Command Memorial, Memorial Gates, Canada Gate and the section of the The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk that runs through Green Park.

To reach Green Park from Washington Mayfair Hotel follow the directions on the Google Map below:

Regent Street August 2015 Food Festival

Embark on a culinary voyage of discovery this August with the Regent Street August Food festival. Sample some of the very best in fine dining in London. Get your wristband and explore the variety of offers, amazing cocktails and gastronomic treats on offer at the finest Regent Street bars, restaurants & hotels.

The Washington Mayfair is a casual stroll away from the Regent Street August Food festival and offers its own selection of fine dining and accommodation options. For the summer we have some tempting accommodation specials so that you can get the best Regent Street August Food festival expereince.

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