Edinburgh supports the Royal Wedding with themed events
With the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton only a couple of weeks away, Edinburgh is hosting a selection of Royal Wedding themed events.
Royal Afternoon teas
You can enjoy a special Royal afternoon tea at the Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street in the luxury surroundings within the Palm Court. At a cost of £23 per person, the Royal Afternoon tea is available now until Sunday 1st May. A Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea with a glass of Bollinger Special Cuvee is £37 per person. The Balmoral Afternoon Tea is served daily from 1.30pm to 5.30pm in Palm Court, accompanied by a harpist from 2.30 to 5.00pm from Wednesday to Sunday.
On Friday 29th April only, The Royal Yacht Britannia, will be serving a special ‘Royal Wedding Champagne Afternoon Tea’ in the Royal Deck Tea Room. This exclusive experience is priced at £75.00 for two people (minimum of two people) and £37.50 per person for any additional places, or £27.50 for children. The price includes admission for the Britannia tour, a glass of Champagne, a choice from a variety of speciality teas, as well as a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones. Contact on 0131 555 8800 for further information or visit the Royal Yacht Britannia website.
The excellent Cupcakes and Ribbons are doing special Royal Wedding Cupcakes with prices starting at £19. Fiona will deliver anywhere in the UK. Last date for ordering cakes is Saturday 16th April. We can vouch for the quality of her cakes – excellent!
The Royal places of Edinburgh
Want to see all the Royal sites in one go? Then take a Royal bus tour. Taking in the sites of The Royal Yacht Britannia, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Botanical Gardens. A 24 hour hop-on, hop-off ticket for the Majestic Tour is only £12 for an adult, £5 for children (5-15) and £28 for a family ticket. This tour can be in a variety of languages. Or you can purchase the Royal Edinburgh Ticket at £22 per child and £42 per adult which includes 48 hours on any bus tour and entrance to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Botanic gardens are free). This ticket saves you 30% on standard prices.
Take part in a Royal Wedding Street Party at the Ghillie Dhu. They’ll be rolling out the bunting, cutting those cucumber sandwiches and stocking up on Pimms to bring you lots of fun on the 29th of April from 1.30pm. For an £10.95 per person, you will get: live coverage of the big day, a buffet lunch, a glass of Pimms and live music from 8pm until the wee small hours with Dead Mans Shoes. Call 0131 222 9930 to book on do it online quoting ‘ROYALWED’.
And to round off the day, head along to the Rutland Hotel to sip on a cocktail specially created to commemorate the Royal Wedding. Their expert mixologist has come up with two new concoctions – The Rutland Royale and The Flaming Passion.
Keeping up with the Middletons
Odyssey Boutique at 39-41 William Street are hosting a bridal shower and “keeping up with the Middletons”. The exclusive designer LovedbySusie (bridal couture) is doing a fitting service whilst an in-house hair stylist will offer hair styling and make-up lessons. The event will be held on 29th April 2011 from 12-6pm.
You can find out more on these events and others at This is my Edinburgh. If you’re also hosting a Royal-themed event, leave the details in the comments below and we will pick them up.