London’s finest hotels are celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a range of indulgent offers. Not only marking this milestone of the Jubilee weekend, these iconic hotels are hosting specially curated experiences throughout the summer.
Shangri-La The Shard, London
Shangri-La’s iconic Shard Hotel undertook a transformation ahead of the Jubilee weekend with features, through September, created in collaboration with McQueens Flowers, including a four-metre tall sculpture paying homage to the Queen’s Stamp motif and other installations , including a contemporary photographic exhibition of the Queen and the Royal Household by Royal Photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas. The new Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea is served in collaboration with renowned English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber in a space that has been transformed into an English garden at TĪNG Lounge with highlights including a dessert inspired by chocolate and the burst of raspberry. The highest hotel bar in Western Europe, the GŎNG, then served the Jubilee Cocktail, offering an Asian-inspired reinterpretation of the Queen’s favorite drink, the Dubonnet. Hotel guests can book the two-night Shangri-La Jubilee Celebration stay, including access to tours offered as part of the hotel’s new partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, a Jubilee cocktail and a seed packet limited edition created by the team behind the Tower of London. Jubilee Superbloom exhibit, which the hotel overlooks.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
Also referring to the Superbloom wildflower installation that takes over the moat of the Tower of London, which this hotel neighbors, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square offers a new Superbloom Afternoon Tea between early June and mid-September in its central Rotunda Bar and Lounge. This specially curated afternoon tea features savory and sweet culinary creations inspired by the Royal Family and celebrations held in honor of the Platinum Jubilee, including Executive Pastry Chef Sylvain Goujon’s selection of pastries reminiscent of a flowerbed and the central dessert of the Crown with a base of a yuzu sponge and green shiso cream topped with a British strawberry confit and a finely worked yuzu chocolate crown. In addition, the hotel’s head bartender, Ayoub Radi, created a Wild Garden cocktail combining gin, jasmine tea, St Germain and lavender.
Conrad London St James
Throughout the summer months, Conrad London St James participates in the Jubilee celebrations by offering the new RoyalTea imagined by starred chef Sally Abé. The chef’s first-ever afternoon tea menu, the RoyalTea, which will be served in the hotel’s Orchard Lounge, is inspired by the hotel itself – being a historic 19th-century building that was once Queen Anne’s bedroom – as well as its location in Westminster and nearby Buckingham Palace. Combining this inspiration with references to the history of traditional British high tea and its royal connections, and linking to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, this afternoon tea menu brings together sweet treats, using ingredients from suppliers who have their own royal warrants, such as the chef’s take on the Queen’s favorite chocolate biscuit. These sweet and savory bites come with one of 21 small batch teas from Lalani & Co or a glass of Bollinger Champagne, which has held a Royal Warrant since it was first honored by the Queen. Victoria in 1884.
Proud of its status as the only hotel to receive a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen and the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, The Goring commemorates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a sequence of celebratory experiences, including a Jubilee-inspired Afternoon Tea, specially created cocktails, coronation-inspired dishes and a stay that wraps it all up. Historic coronation dishes using high-quality British ingredients were introduced to the Linley-designed dining room following the discovery of the menu The Goring created for the Queen’s coronation in 1953, the Jubilee Afternoon Tea at the hotel referencing British favorites and royal milestones is now served in The Veranda’s garden-view pavilion and The Goring Cocktail Bar marks the occasion with its new royal-inspired Jubilee Fizz and Coronation Cup cocktails. The two-night Goring Jubilee Stay brings all this and more together, with the option to also stay in the hotel’s Royal Suite.
The way of the intercontinental park
The address that once housed Queen Elizabeth II, The InterContinental London Park Lane then marks the Jubilee with the creation of a carefully curated Platinum Jubilee Tea for guests in the hotel’s Wellington Lounge, which overlooks Buckingham Palace Gardens or Number One Park Lane Terrace. The quintessentially English afternoon tea includes a range of sandwiches, handmade scones, cakes and pastries, all based on traditional recipes and made from the finest British produce. Highlights of this new range of teas range from smoked rainbow trout pâté and Osetra caviar on heirloom beet bread and sandwiches of slow-roasted venison, wild truffle, mushroom chutney and horseradish to cream – with vegetarian options also made to reflect royal tea inspiration – to delicate cakes including the Queen’s favorite chocolate biscuit cake.