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Published on May 05, 2019 with No Comments

London is all about soaking up all things English.


SEE Experience unforgettable London with a 50-minute jet-powered action from Westminster to Canary Wharf and back with Thames Jet. It’s an adrenaline-pumping ride along the Thames for sightseeing, speed and awesome aquabatics. For a quieter adventure, head to Spitalfield’s City Farm in vibrant Shoreditch, home to farm-yard favourites including rabbits, chickens, geese and cows. Harvest your own vegetables then take up cookery lessons.

DO With five days of top quality racing, Royal Ascot is the pinnacle of the British horse racing calendar. As Britain’s most valuable horse racing meeting, with millions of pounds of prize money for owners, it welcomes racehorses, jockeys and trainers from every corner of the globe. It is also the annual meeting of sartorial elegance, incredible heritage, gallantry and tradition. Royal Ascot takes place from Tuesday 18 June until Saturday 22 June, 2019.

SHOP The luxury retail quarter of the Hyde Park Estate, Connaught Village, is a shopping retreat of independent retailers that line the Georgian streets with their pretty pastel-coloured shop fronts. Quieter than Oxford Street is the retail paradise of Marylebone High Street. High-end boutiques, such as Matches Fashion and LK Bennet are neighbours of trendy homeware store Skandium. For chic boutiques, hop over to Redchurch Street in central Shoreditch for cutting-edge menswear at Hostem and all things denim at Nudie Jeans.

STAY The Curtain is a 120-room hotel with cool vibes. Staff don on denims and Reebok trainers. Rooms have a clubby feel with hardwood floors, exposed brickwork and Chesterfield sofas. Classic marble bathrooms have rain showers that double up as a steam room. Upgrade to a Junior Terrace Suite that provides a space for city-gazing with its wraparound terrace.


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