In the footsteps of the Crown, in and around London

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Experience the places from the Nexflix series Crown

Experience Princess Margaret’s lavish lifestyle in The Crown in a setting where the party – loving princess was a frequent guest. Very little has changed since then, when Princess Margaret went to concerts and drank cocktails at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, where guests can still experience the wonderful world of jazz. Here you can experience red carpets, tables with dim lighting, some of the greatest jazz musicians and a menu with caviar, lobster, risotto and steak. Guests can enjoy the food overlooking the stage and feel like princesses (or princes).

Prices: GBP 19.50 and up for main courses. Tickets for concerts at Ronnie Scott’s vary in price and can be booked online

Travel time: 30 minutes by London Underground

Dine in a royal setting

Would you like a culinary experience worthy of the royals? Then Wilton’s Restaurant in St James’s is definitely worth a visit. This place got its start as a modest oyster stall in 1742. Since then, it has received six royal appointments and is still one of the royal family’s absolute favorite places. This restaurant is one of the oldest in London and is known for its seafood, smoked fish and a selection of specially prepared meats.

Prices: Oysters for 3 GBP and up per. PCS. Prices for seafood and meat dishes vary – you can get more information in the menu

Travel time: 13 minutes on foot

For visitors who want to try a really royal overnight stay, there are plenty of options at VisitLondon

Day 2: London

Spend another day in London so you can learn more about the history of the royals and experience exciting places from The Crown

Drink tea like a real queen

No royal trip to London is complete without afternoon tea. One of the more popular places for this is the famous Fortnum & Mason, which has been serving the best tea since 1926. On the occasion of the Queen’s 60th anniversary as monarch in 2012, the department store invited her Royal Highness to inaugurate the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. This tea room is royal worthy and is the ultimate place to enjoy an afternoon tea. You can feel like a real royalty by ordering Earl Gray afternoon tea, which is the queen’s favorite tea.

Price: 60 GBP and up per. person for afternoon tea. For an additional 10 GBP you can buy a glass of Fortnum & Mason champagne.

Travel time: 17 minutes by London Underground

Experience the hidden treasures of the Thames

Experience the same locations as your favorite characters from The Crown at Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The building, which is used to film scenes at Buckingham Palace in the series, is a stunning example of 18th-century architecture and is located along the banks of the Thames. It was designed by the architect Sir Christopher Wren in 1712 and is the crown jewel of the maritime Greenwich. This 18-hectare UNESCO World Heritage-listed marvel also features a beautifully decorated chapel, a Victoria-era skittle alley and areas just to experience

Although Royal Naval College is not included in the series, the place has the largest painted hall in Europe. This 300-year-old landmark is known as the “Sistine Chapel of Great Britain” and has just been restored for £ 8.5 million, so this is an excellent opportunity to visit the site.

A stone’s throw away, visitors can experience Queen’s House. This house from the 17th century was designed by Inigo Jones and was built as a penance gift to King Jakob I’s wife, Anna of Denmark, after he allegedly shouted at her because she killed one of his beloved dogs during a hunt.

Prices: A ticket to Old Royal Naval College costs GBP 12 for adults. Children under 16 who are in the company of an adult have free admission

Travel time: 35 minutes by London Underground

Set all sails on Cutty Sark

Visitors who want to experience both maritime history and royal history can have all their lusts in the immediate vicinity of Cutty Sark. Queen Elizabeth II has visited this ship several times with her husband, Prince Philip. Visitors can drop by and get a taste of British maritime history or even celebrate the ship’s 150th birthday with a wide range of activities from 22-24. November 2019.

Price: GBP 13.50 and up for adults and GBP 6.75 for children over four years. Children under the age of four have free admission.

Travel time: Five minutes on foot

 

Eat and drink like Princess Margaret

Guests can enjoy a candlelit dinner at a restaurant that Princess Margaret often visited and experience romance worthy of a princess. This charming eatery in Kensington has been renamed Maggie Jones, which is said to be a tribute to the royal alias’ favorite alias. Here you can enjoy traditional dishes in a rustic atmosphere. The place is adorned with wicker baskets and clusters from ceilings and is perfect for a romantic dinner with great food and English charm.

Price: 15 GBP and up for main courses

Travel time: 55 minutes with Docklands Li

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Have a party like Princess Margaret

Experience Princess Margaret’s lavish lifestyle in The Crown in a setting where the party – loving princess was a frequent guest. Very little has changed since then, when Princess Margaret went to concerts and drank cocktails at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, where guests can still experience the wonderful world of jazz. Here you can experience red carpets, tables with dim lighting, some of the greatest jazz musicians and a menu with caviar, lobster, risotto and steak. Guests can enjoy the food overlooking the stage and feel like princesses (or princes).

Prices: GBP 19.50 and up for main courses. Tickets for concerts at Ronnie Scott’s vary in price and can be booked online

Travel time: 30 minutes by London Underground

Dine in a royal setting

Would you like a culinary experience worthy of the royals? Then Wilton’s Restaurant in St James’s is definitely worth a visit. This place got its start as a modest oyster stall in 1742. Since then, it has received six royal appointments and is still one of the royal family’s absolute favorite places. This restaurant is one of the oldest in London and is known for its seafood, smoked fish and a selection of specially prepared meats.

Prices: Oysters for 3 GBP and up per. PCS. Prices for seafood and meat dishes vary – you can get more information in the menu

Travel time: 13 minutes on foot

For visitors who want to try a really royal overnight stay, there are plenty of options at VisitLondon

Day 2: London

Spend another day in London so you can learn more about the history of the royals and experience exciting places from The Crown

Drink tea like a real queen

No royal trip to London is complete without afternoon tea. One of the more popular places for this is the famous Fortnum & Mason, which has been serving the best tea since 1926. On the occasion of the Queen’s 60th anniversary as monarch in 2012, the department store invited her Royal Highness to inaugurate the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. This tea room is royal worthy and is the ultimate place to enjoy an afternoon tea. You can feel like a real royalty by ordering Earl Gray afternoon tea, which is the queen’s favorite tea.

Price: 60 GBP and up per. person for afternoon tea. For an additional 10 GBP you can buy a glass of Fortnum & Mason champagne.

Travel time: 17 minutes by London Underground

Experience the hidden treasures of the Thames

Experience the same locations as your favorite characters from The Crown at Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The building, which is used to film scenes at Buckingham Palace in the series, is a stunning example of 18th-century architecture and is located along the banks of the Thames. It was designed by the architect Sir Christopher Wren in 1712 and is the crown jewel of the maritime Greenwich. This 18-hectare UNESCO World Heritage-listed marvel also features a beautifully decorated chapel, a Victoria-era skittle alley and areas just to experience

Although Royal Naval College is not included in the series, the place has the largest painted hall in Europe. This 300-year-old landmark is known as the “Sistine Chapel of Great Britain” and has just been restored for £ 8.5 million, so this is an excellent opportunity to visit the site.

A stone’s throw away, visitors can experience Queen’s House. This house from the 17th century was designed by Inigo Jones and was built as a penance gift to King Jakob I’s wife, Anna of Denmark, after he allegedly shouted at her because she killed one of his beloved dogs during a hunt.

Prices: A ticket to Old Royal Naval College costs GBP 12 for adults. Children under 16 who are in the company of an adult have free admission

Travel time: 35 minutes by London Underground

 

Enjoy an evening of entertainment

The Lyceum Theater in London’s West End is a venue that fans of The Crown will immediately recognize. The venue is used as a backdrop for the Royal Gala, where Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy) and Prince Philip (Matt Smith) were present. Today, guests can dress in their stiffest plaster and experience an unforgettable evening at the theater, where the beloved musical, The Lion King, is performed.

Price: Tickets for The Lion King cost £ 20 and up – learn more online

Travel time: 30 minutes by London Underground

Day 3: Hertfordshire

On the third and fourth day of the tour, visitors can travel in style and rent a classic car with royal history or a vehicle from their favorite period in The Crown. One can rent everything from Aston Martin to Rolls Royce and make his royal adventure even better by renting a classic car.

Price: Car rental varies in price, depending on car, model and duration

Experience a magnificent piece of history

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Mary (Eileen Atkins) in Hatfield House. The impressive Long Gallery that can be experienced in The Crown is the hall that Queen Mary walks into when she is to visit the Duke of Windsor. This house was built in the 17th century and makes it possible to experience an extravagant period in the history of Britain. The house is adorned with many examples of crafts from the Jacobin period, and here in the Old Palace, Elizabeth I was told in 1558 that she was to be queen. This gives history lovers another reason to visit the house.

Price: The house reopens on April 4, 2020, and admission to the house costs 19 GBP and up for adults and 9 GBP for children

Travel time: Just over an hour from London by car

Experience a typical royal pastime

Visitors can also wear a traditional tweed jacket and rubber boots and try their hand at clay pigeon shooting. The Lea Valley Shooting Association in Hertfordshire allows both small groups and individuals to experience this classic favorite pastime for the royals.

Price: 30 GBP and up for a “sample” clay pigeon and 70 GBP for 1 hour private tuition

Travel time: 25 minutes by car

Treat yourself to an award-winning meal

Dine in luxurious rural surroundings at St Michael’s Manor Hotel. The hotel’s Lake Restaurant overlooks the five-hectare area and an idyllic lake and is inspired by orangeries. Here, food from British cuisine is served in a modern version, including beef tenderloin, grilled halibut or cauliflower and broccoli beignet.

Price: 20 GBP and up for a two course lunch or 24 GBP for three courses.

Travel time: 25 minutes by car

Experience a goldmine of history

Fans can see the place where Prince Philip (Matt Smith) and Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) had a private conversation in The Crown on the romantic wooden staircase of Knebworth House. The house itself provides a fantastic insight into more than 500 years of British history and culture, and the ticket includes an in-depth guided tour.

Prices: Open from March to September 2020 – access to the house and tour for 14 GBP for adults and 13,50 GBP for children

Travel time: 30 minutes by car

Dine in a cozy country pub

The Lytton Arms is a eatery with lots of hospitality and a menu with lots of traditional dishes and delicious modern dishes. The bar staff are local and are always ready to chat and fill the hungry stomachs with delicious, warm dishes. The daily menu is served until 21:30, and guests can enjoy themselves in front of the fireplace and enjoy a local beer – then the day simply can not end better!

Price: 10 GBP and up for main courses

Travel time: 10 minutes by car

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Day 4 of the tour Where is the Crown recorded: Cambridgeshire

Visit one of Britain’s most picturesque cities, Cambridge, as well as one of The Crown’s most breathtaking sites.

 

Explore the city that forms the backdrop for weddings and coronations

Ely Cathedral is used as a backdrop for the picturesque scenes where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip get married, and for the Queen’s coronation in a live broadcast. If you are a fan of The Crown, then it is definitely worth a visit. The cathedral, built in 1083, is a stunning example of medieval church architecture. Explore the impressive church nave, Lady Chapel, take a tour of the octagonal church tower, and hear anecdotes from the local choir members. This is an ancient tradition that has existed since the 16th century.

Price: 9 GBP and up for tickets for adults or 13 GBP for entrance and a ticket to the Stained Glass Museum

Travel time: 90 minutes by car

 

Try local flavors on your trip at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant

Enjoy a fantastic dinner at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant. The restaurant is just a five-minute drive from Ely Cathedral and uses local seasonal ingredients in the preparation of delicious dishes such as fried lamb chops, salmon fillet and cod fillet.

Price: 13 GBP and up for main courses

The journey

id: Five minutes drive from Ely Cathedral

 

Experience the royal history of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is just a 40-minute drive away. Here you can experience lots of magnificent history, fantastic architecture and cobbled streets. The adventurous can experience the famous university where the Prince of Wales was educated, rent a boat and “punt” on the river Cam or just go exploring before the trip back to London.

Travel time: 40 minutes by car

Emmy awards!

The third season of Netflix’s The Crown received an impressive selection of nominations, including the critical ‘Unique Drama Series’. Norwich-born actress Olivia Coleman also received a nomination for the coveted ‘Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series Award’ for her role as Her Majesty the Queen, while co-star Helena Bonham Carter was nominated for ‘Most Prominent Female Supporting Role in a Drama Series’ for her dramatic portrayal of Princess Margaret.

The drama-filled series has visited many different locations across the UK, to create the monarchy-based masterpiece, including the historic Caernarfon Castle in Wales, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire and West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire. There was also a small collection of magnificent sites used as a replacement for the iconic Buckingham Palace, such as Lancaster House (just a stone’s throw from the royal residence itself), Salisbury’s Wilton House and Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College which was used for external film footage. Another of the series’ unforgettable moments was the funeral of Winston Churchill; although the story on this occasion had taken place in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral was also used as a filming location for the gloomy recordings.

Source: Visit England

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