4 Ways to Watch the Royal Wedding in London

In London for the Royal Wedding? Whether you’ve been planning to watch the royal wedding in London for months, or your trip just happens to fall on the happy day (that’s May 19, folks), there are plenty of ways to celebrate! Indoors, outdoors, traditional or not, find the perfect way to watch the royal wedding in London with these picks for every sort of celebration.

Find a place to watch the royal wedding in London! Photo: Shutterstock

Find a place to watch the royal wedding in London! Photo: Shutterstock

Watch the Royal Wedding… with a Cocktail in Hand

The Skylight London is your cocktail and croquet connection. If garden parties, terraces, and a sweating Pimm’s cup are what you need for that royal feeling, then this east London car-park is your (surprisingly) perfect answer. The roof of this parking garage has been transformed into the ideal day-drinking spot, complete with lawn games like croquet and p√©tanque, picnic tables and shady pergolas, and of course, bars. Screens will be broadcasting the royal wedding festivities, both outside and inside (it is rainy London, after all).

Skylight London: Pennington Street Car Park Entrance, Wapping, E1W 2SF

Watch the Royal Wedding… over Tea

Because nothing goes together like the monarchy and teatime, legendary London mercantile¬†Fortnum & Mason¬†are putting on “A Right Royal Celebration” in their luxurious Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. This elegant tea room was opened in 2012 by Her Majesty the Queen, and the dainty scones, sandwiches and tea cakes have been delighting diners ever since. For the Royal Wedding, the tea room’s celebration will include a champagne-buzzed tea serving, a going-away gift of their signature Wedding Breakfast Tea, and of course, viewing of the event from within the salon’s tasteful Edwardian confines.

Fortnum & Mason: 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

Watch the Royal Wedding… with a Lazy Brunch

Spitalfields pub The Water Poet is known for its variety — a variety of local beers, a variety of interesting rooms, ranging from a clubby billiards room to a beer garden to a pleasant collection of comfy leather couches. It’s also known for its excellent food, making this a perfect place to get your Royal Wedding brunch on. Book “The Right Royal Wedding Brunch” and you’ll get the big day on screens inside and out, plus plenty of libations to toast the health of the happy couple. Afterwards, you can wander the artsy neighborhood of Shoreditch, possibly making some mistakes¬†interesting decisions in a vintage clothing store for a souvenir of the big day.

The Water Poet: 9-11 Folgate Street London E1 6BX

Watch the Royal Wedding… like a Royal

Or if not a royal, perhaps a member of the aristocracy? The exquisite One Marylebone, once Holy Trinity Church, was originally one of London’s best neo-classical houses of worship, and one of only three designed by the movement’s master, Sir John Soane. Today it’s a high-end event space and on May 19th, it’s the scene of a Royal Wedding Recreation. Put together by London party gurus DesignMyNight, the ticketed event includes plenty of fun, from royals trivia to wedding cake decorating, as well as screens for viewing the royal wedding, brunch, big bands and plenty of champagne. Something tells us this is the perfect place for one fancy wedding.

Book ahead: visit the-royal-wedding-party.designmynight.com for details

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