01 June 2012 by

From Vintage Parties To Sweet Treats, Grazia Has Your Jubilee Weekend Sorted!

Champagne and bunting at the ready, the four-day weekend to mark (what else?) the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is almost upon us. Hurrah! No idea how to celebrate? Take a look at Grazia’s guide for the best Jubilee-themed events across London (and one in Leeds...) You’re welcome!

 

Go back in time with…

Gordon Ramsay’s Duke York and Albany restaurant who are hosting a 1952-themed vintage soiree packed with cocktails, a tea dresses and fedora hats dress code, old school games and live performances from the retro Pink Champagne Sisters. Best of all? Entry’s free.  

Gordon Ramsay Duke York Albany 1952s vintage Jubilee party is on Saturday, gordonramsay.com/yorkandalbany


 

Be the Queen of the party…

At Soho’s Archer Street bar, which you’ll recognise from Made in Chelsea, which this bank holiday is hosting a street party just outside its premises that will feature five Royal-themed tables that you can pre-book aptly called ‘Elizabeth’, ‘Charles’, ‘William’, ‘Harry’ and ‘Kate’ and each will serve a different bespoke cocktail in vintage teapots, afternoon tea and jugs of Pimms. Yes, the Queen’s table is the most expensive.

archerstreet.co.uk

 

Get your culture fix…

By looking at portraits of her Majesty from the past 60 years of her reign, including photographs, official paintings and contemporary art from the likes of official photographer Cecil Beaton, artist Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz. Make sure to check out the pop-art style painting by Dorothy Wilding from 1952.

17th May- 31st October, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE, £6.00 Admission, www.npg.org.uk

 

Re-live the Royal Wedding…

With London’s Berkeley Hotel and their Pret-a-Portea menu, until 9 June, where you can sample sweet treats from neon yellow Louboutin heels to Princess Beatrice’s Philip Treacy fascinator. They’ve got Mulberry, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana all in cake form. Yes please.

£39 per person, www.the-berkeley.co.uk/fashionista_tea.aspx

Go big…

With the Eden Project, who have aimed to get as many communities together for ‘The Big Lunch’ initiative by encouraging neighborhoods to organise their own celebrations - from street parties to themed garden getogethers – happening on Sunday and it’s not too late, go online to find out if anyone near you has arranged anything. Get on it! 

Sunday 3rd June, 113-270 Bellenden Rd, London, SE15 4QY, Free, www.thebiglunch.com

 

Watch the Jubilee concert…

From the comfort of Leeds’ Hummingbird Kitchen & Bar this Monday where you can expect locally sourced British BBQ food, Pimms, a Portobello Road Gin bar and bunting classes to keep you in the Jubilee mood.  

On Monday 4th June, The Hummingbird Kitchen and Bar, Stainbeck Corner, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PG, http://hummingbirdkitchen.co.uk/   

 

If you're escaping...

On the Eurostar this weekend, make sure to try the limited edition, 'Silver Diamond' cocktail at the Booking Office Bar at the opulent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Consisting of the Queen's favourite gin, shaking with King's Ginger cordial and Queen Victoria's favourite tipple, Grants Cherry liquer and balanced with fresh lemon and served with a cherry, it's the perfect commerorative drink for the Jubilee! If you're feeling particularly patriotic, you could also stay in the £10,000 a night Royal Suite which boasts a 6 foot portrait of The Queen, commissioned by Buckingham Palace for the Golden Jubilee.  

The Silver Diamond Cocktail costs £11, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, Euston Road, http://www.bookingofficerestaurant.com

Need more ideas? Grab your copy of Grazia and turn to page 123 for 10 more tips of how to spend the weekend...

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