The coronation has piqued the interests of people who appreciate the grandeur of the monarchy and have come from far to get a glimpse into British history. It is a great opportunity for them to learn about and experience this ceremonial tradition. Tour providers, retailers, and eateries are going above and beyond to provide maximum customer satisfaction. You can take a luxurious bus tour of London's tourist attractions with tea included or shop for items ranging from sophisticated to fun and quirky.
Starting from May 6th, there will be a series of events that will likely bring in more money for the business owners in central London, especially those running hotels, pubs, and restaurants, but it won’t do much for U.K. residents struggling with an economy on the precipice of recession and a cost-of-living crisis that has stirred months of disruptive strikes by workers seeking pay hikes.
Tourists visiting London can make the most of coronation-themed packages, menus, and decor offered by various hotels in the city for a unique experience.
For an extravagant experience, Hotel Cafe Royal offers a luxurious overnight stay in the Royal Suite at the cost of 12,995 pounds (over $16,000). This package includes a limousine ride to the Tower of London and a private tour viewing of the Crown Jewels.
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, the Dorchester Hotel - an iconic venue known for welcoming royalty and celebrities - prepared a delectable five-tier cake and hung theatrical drapes on their facade, reminiscent of the decorations used back then.
Luca Virgilio, general manager of a popular destination, said people from different cultures are drawn by the idea of something historic and fairytale-like - referring to the royals and their surrounding areas. This has led to a surge in visitors, and all spots being filled up already - which is a great sign for the destination's success.
eDreams measures a 43% increase in London flight bookings for the period of the first weekend of May in 2023 (4 to 7) vs last year (5 to 8 May 2022).
The French, Poles and Australians are the nationalities to have sought the most reservations to England during this weekend. But the French are the n°1 nationality to book for the weekend in London.
Top 3 nationalities who have booked and are traveling to England over the weekend of May 4-7: