London has a rich, extensive royal history, and if you’re visiting England’s capital on a romantic break, there’s lots of fantastic venues to discover during your trip – here’s our guide to five of the very best…
World famous as the home of the British monarch, Buckingham Palace hosts dignitaries from around the globe as well as providing the backdrop for some of the most impressive royal events in the city, including Trooping the Colour. Every summer, the palace opens its doors to guests, allowing them to tour the stunning state rooms including the throne room, banqueting hall and much more. For enthusiastic couples staying at the Montcalm Brewery, this is a rare chance to see true royal heritage brought to life.
Tower of London
Having served as a royal palace, a prison and now a major tourist hotspot, the Tower of London is another true highlight of any royal-centric trip to the city, with an array of great features sure to impress even the most discerning guest at the Montcalm Royal London House. In addition to learning more about the tower’s history and touring its most famous cells, you’ll also have the chance to check out the Crown Jewels, which are stored here. Areas such as the White Tower were built by William the Conqueror, whilst other key parts of London’s royal history, including numerous executions, were also carried out here.
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace is a lavish royal palace with stunning grounds and a children’s playground dedicated to Princess Diana, who once lived at the venue. If you really want to surprise your partner with the Montcalm accommodation, then this would make a great addition to your itinerary in the city. After roaming the grounds you can enjoy some refreshments while enjoying great views, or find out more about the palace and its history.
London includes eight stunning royal parks, each of which have their own distinctive character. Hyde Park is one of the busiest and most popular parks in the city, covering 350 acres and including some 4000 trees, a meadow, flower gardens and an enormous lake, the Serpentine. The park is also closely adjoined by Kensington Gardens – ensuring lots of royal sights to see in one trip before heading off to enjoy winter day trips from London.
This lavish home was built in 1825 by noted architect John Nash, after being commissioned by George III for his son Prince William Henry. Clarence House was later home to the Queen Mother until her death in 2002, and is situated close to Buckingham Palace. Now the London residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House offers public tours each August, where visitors can discover the history of the building and browse through some of the impressively opulent rooms.