Spring flowers at Kew Gardens

How to make the most of the Bank Holidays this Spring

Spring is a magical time in London as the city bursts into bloom. This year, the month of May is particularly special as it offers three bank holidays, providing ample opportunities to explore the city and make the most of the season. With a wealth of attractions, events, and activities to choose from, we thought we’d make things easy for you and detail our favourite ways to enjoy the long weekends.

Celebrate the King's Coronation

The Big Lunch

Photo credit: The Big Lunch

This year, London will be buzzing with excitement as the nation commemorates the King’s Coronation on the morning of Saturday, 6 May. Here are some of the ways you can join in the celebrations:

Watch it on a big screen: The ceremony is taking place in Westminster Abbey and although it isn’t open to the public, it can be viewed on big screens throughout central London, where we’re expecting an amazing atmosphere.

The Big Lunch: On Sunday, 7 May everyone is encouraged to participate in The Big Lunch, where people are invited to share food and fun together all over the country.

The Big Help Out: A fantastic day of volunteering is scheduled for the bank holiday on Monday, 8 May. It’s supported by some of the UK’s biggest volunteer organisations but there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to join in.

Explore London's Iconic Parks

Spring flowers at Kew Gardens

Photo credit: Kew Gardens

The spring bank holidays 2023 are perfect for wandering through London’s world- famous parks, which come alive with vibrant flowers, lush greenery, and bustling wildlife.

Spring flowers in Kew Gardens: While it’s an incredible place to visit at any time of year, spring is when the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew truly come to life. Here you can enjoy a picnic in a setting that feels like it’s out of a fairy tale.

Rent a pedal boat in Hyde Park: A relaxing pedal boat ride is a great way to take in the magnificent scenery and observe Hyde Park’s wildlife on Serpentine Lake.

Birdwatching at Hampstead Heath: This park is home to a diverse range of bird species, making it a terrific spot for birdwatching enthusiasts. Look out for woodpeckers, warblers, and other migratory birds that return to the area during spring.

Go on a Food Tour

London Food Tours

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London Bridge Food Tour: This delightful tour takes you through a culinary journey of British heritage and cuisine. You’ll sample a variety of classic British foods such as fish & chips, world-famous sausage rolls, and traditional bacon & egg baps.

London Downtown & Tower Bridge Doughnut Tour: Indulge your sweet tooth with this decadent walking tour that focuses on the city’s finest doughnuts.

Twilight Soho Food Tour: Experience Soho like a VIP with exclusive access to the neighbourhood’s coolest venues. It includes tacos, Spanish tapas, and Chinatown’s best dumplings.

Dine at The Meat & Wine Co. Mayfair

As lovely as those food tours can be, nothing satisfies your hunger quite like a tour of the mouthwatering menu prepared by our award-winning culinary team:

Begin your dining experience with some delightful appetisers, such as our crispy fried calamari, accompanied by a refreshing mix of cucumber, onion, lemon, and nam jim sauce. Alternatively, savour our tender King Prawns, enhanced by XO butter, fermented chilli sauce, and a touch of coriander. But for a truly luxurious treat, we suggest our exquisite Japanese A3 Wagyu Skewer – 100g of certified Kagoshima A3 Wagyu beef, garnished with caviar, garlic crème fraîche, chives, and chargrilled sourdough.

Our main dishes showcase the exceptional steaks that have earned us a reputation amongst the most highly regarded restaurants in London Mayfair. Each cut offers an unparalleled culinary adventure; from the rich marbling of our Wagyu to our signature in-house aged beef. You can enhance your steak experience with a selection from our extensive wine and cocktail list, with our knowledgeable staff ready to recommend
the perfect pairing. If you’re not in the mood for steak, we have a scrumptious variety of other mains as well, including our Catch of the Day and our indulgent Celeriac Risotto, featuring salt-baked celeriac, velvety Arborio rice, and puffed pearl barley. We also recommend our legendary chicken skewers, glazed with Mozambique peri-peri and a hint of lemon.

To complete your wonderful evening, our lavish dessert menu boasts an array of timeless favourites. Indulge in our irresistible Chocolate & Hazelnut Fondant, complete with a molten white chocolate centre and hazelnut praline gelato. For a lighter option, our delightful Crème Brûlée is an excellent choice, accompanied by a ginger snap biscuit, whipped mascarpone, and lemon balm. Or for a truly extravagant finale, sample our unforgettable Layered Wagyu Fat Delice, a divine fusion of chocolate and nut brownie, peanut butter caramel, chocolate mousse, Wagyu fat,
chocolate ganache, dehydrated peanut butter, and coconut ice cream.

Make the most of the bank holidays this spring by booking your table today!

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