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Where To Watch That Wedding In London (If You Must)

April 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM | by | ()

Still fancy a front row seat at the Royal Wedding? The good news is not all London hotels are sold out. Looks like that big wedding isn't going to be that big after all!

If you want to be right in the thick of it your best bet is to choose a hotel in Westminster or near to the proccesion route. The Royal Horseguards Hotel located on the Embankment is a pretty safe bet, just a few minutes’ walk away from the procession.

The hotel has created a special package which includes brekkie, a wedding gift and afternoon tea for £375 per night. However when we checked there were still double rooms available for £185 per night with a mininum two-night stay.

The Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments is another good choice and surprisingly they still have rooms left, even though back in December the website was showing "no availability".

The hotel looks towards Buckingham Palace and is a mere stroll from the procession route. The cheapest rooms are being offered at £245 per night with free champers during the wedding.

If you're looking for somewhere with easy access on the day but would prefer to lay your head away from the crowds then check out The Kensington Hotel in South Kensington only four short tube stops from Westminster and three from Green Park. The Royal Wedding package includes breakfast with champagne, a souvenir edition of Hello or OK magazine, two tix to Kensington Palace and a cocktail for £255 per night. Alternatively save yourself some cash and book a standard room online from £165.

The more frugal will be delighted to hear that the Tune Hotel Westminster still has rooms available for £55 a night (windowless) or £65 per night (with window). You won't find any frills here but the rooms aren't bad plus it is literally just over the bridge from Westminster (and along a bit). A good option if you're strapped for cash but don't want to miss the big day.

Finally the award for best wedding party so that guests don't actually have to leave the hotel goes to The Stafford Hotel who are hosting a party in the courtyard where revellers can watch the events on a big screen. Tickets cost £85 per person but do include food and drinks. The cheapest room is the Mews Junior suite which is priced at £600 per night.

There you have it, our list of places to watch the wedding. Make the most of it because on Saturday it will all be over (Amen).

[Photo: Daily Mirror]

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