A Royal Affair at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

A royal wedding deserves a royal location from which to celebrate and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park's exclusive Royal Wedding Tour provides a suitably regal itinerary to commemorate this momentous occasion.  

With special access and hosted tours by first-hand family members and associates of the royal family to Kensington Palace, Chartwell, Spencer House, Althorp and Westminster Abbey, all venues which members of the public have not had access to before, this promises to be the truly majestic stay.  

A London landmark and a 'royal' hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has long been the setting for royal visits, society balls and official engagements. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Margaret first learned to dance in the gilded ballroom, Prince Charles and Princess Anne visited the tearooms as children and more recently, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were guests at Baroness Margaret Thatcher's 80th Birthday party.  

Since starting life in 1889, the historic hotel has become a great British institution and a home away from home for visiting aristocracy. Sir Winston Churchill was even a temporary resident whilst his London house was being refurbished. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park also boasts the only private Royal Entrance from Hyde Park.  Traditionally reserved for royal use, guests can still partake in this grand tradition through special permission from The Royal Parks.  

This exclusive itinerary for the Royal Wedding Tour at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is as follows: 

Tuesday 26 April

Check in to the hotel. Pre dinner drinks and a welcome dinner, before retiring to a deluxe room.

Wednesday 27 April

A tour of Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill's family home in Kent since 1924, with a special greeting from a member of the Churchill family and lunch at the nearby private family home. 

That evening guests depart for Spencer House, the home of the Spencer Family, for drinks on the terrace overlooking Green Park followed by a private tour and dinner in The Great Room designed by James Athenian Stuart.  

Thursday 28 April

The morning begins with a visit to The British Museum followed by lunch at The Wallace Collection with a special visit with the Director Dame Ros Saville. 

Dinner will take place at the home of a member of the royal family, at their private London townhouse. 

Friday 29 April

Visit the Institute of Contemporary Art with exclusive use of the venue and roof terrace overlooking The Mall. Guests will have unrestricted views of the royal wedding parade, nestled above the crowded streets and hustle below. Toast the happy couple with a glass of champagne before a sumptuous three course lunch served in the gallery.  

After returning to the hotel, guests will then depart for Kensington Palace where the evening will begin with drinks in the sunken garden, followed by a tour by esteemed curator Nigel Arch and dinner in the newly restored Kings Gallery. 

Saturday 30 April

Begin the day with a visit to the setting of the royal wedding, Westminster Abbey, with the Dean. This senior church in London is where great coronations, weddings and burials take place, and is an historic Royal Peculiar (a church whose jurisdiction falls directly under the monarch).  

The afternoon allows time for a leisurely roam around London or perhaps a visit to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental to soothe aching muscles and unwind tired minds, followed by dinner at one of the hotel's celebrated restaurants, Bar Boulud, London or Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. 

Sunday 01 May

The day starts with a trip to Northamptonshire for lunch at Althorp, the ancestral home of Diana Princess of Wales' family since 1508.  A private visit and lunch will be hosted by a member of the Spencer family. 

That evening, guests can enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel before departing on Monday morning in majestic triumph.  

The Royal Wedding Tour package is priced from GBP 11,300 for one person and GBP 18,800 for two people sharing the same accommodation.  Valid between 26 April and 01 May only, inclusive of Full English Breakfast, exclusive of VAT at 20% and 5% discretionary service charge, subject to availability.  Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly on +44 (0) 207 201 3618, on email nhalter@mohg.com or through the direct on-line reservations service, www.mandarinoriental.com/london.  

Special Terms & Conditions apply. 

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 42 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 12 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group's properties.