Top 11 places to watch the royal wedding in London

Wednesday 16th May, 2018

The UK’s capital city is gearing up for a day of celebration this Saturday 19 May when Prince Harry and his American actress fiancée, Meghan Markle take on their biggest starring roles yet.   

Big screens will be set up in venues across London for those not lucky enough to secure an invite to the special day at Windsor Castle. From Greenwich to Westminster, residents and visitors alike can watch the wedding while enjoying a classic British knees-up. To inspire, Visit London has rounded up a few screening highlights that will rival any official regal reception.

Royal wedding screenings

1. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
10am – 3pm
FREE (food and drink not included)
Watch the wedding of the year in the beautiful surroundings of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Harry and Meghan tie the knot on a giant screen on the lawns of the National Maritime Museum. Bring a picnic, or delicious food, snacks and drinks will be available to purchase. Royal fancy dress encouraged. Discover more here >>>

2. Chelsea Physic Garden, Chelsea
11am – 6pm
FREE (food and drink not included)
Entrance to the garden is free to honour the special day, with a self-led 'Royal' mystery trail.  Watch the ceremony on the outdoor screen and treat yourself to delicious food and incredible desserts.  Sip on a 'Minty Markle' cocktail, learn how to make a flower crown with Bloomologie and enter the best hat competition. Discover more here >>>

3. Fortnum & Mason, Westminster
11am – 2pm
£85 (inc. champagne afternoon tea)
Called a “A Right Royal Celebration”, the event includes: champagne on arrival, a full afternoon tea, delicate finger sandwiches and home-baked scones, plus cakes and patisseries. Customers will be able to enjoy coverage of the wedding in the elegant surroundings of the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon with a special Wedding Breakfast tea to take away. Discover more here >>>

4. One Marylebone Church, Westminster
Sip on champagne while watching the live screening set to the beautiful backdrop of the Grade II listed church. Guests can also make bouquets and corsages, decorate wedding cakes, learn how to make the ultimate Bloody Mary, partake in traditional British games and discover weird and wonderful facts about the Royal Family! Be sure to stay on for an after party with a difference. Discover more here >>>

5. Skylight Rooftop, Wapping
12noon onwards
FREE (food and drink not included)
Guests are invited to enjoy quintessentially British lawn games while sipping on a cocktail and indulging in the venue’s street food offering from Greek trader Yiro. With seating areas a-plenty, viewers can relax on the upper lounge bar, grab a bench under the pergola or pitch up picnic-style on the grass. Skylight will be serving a delicious seasonal cocktail menu, spritzes, pitchers, bubbly and a selection of Royal Wedding specials. Discover more here >>>

6. The Gun, Canary Wharf
11am onwards
FREE (food and drink not included)
Having just completed a redevelopment, this is the first event at this venue which boasts amazing views across the Thames to the O2 Arena.  Celebrate the royal marriage at this unique screening while sitting by London's famous river with a glass of your favourite tipple. Expect the Prosecco to flow, Pimm’s to pour and the G&Ts to be in abundance. Families are welcome. Discover more here >>>

7. Bluebird, Chelsea
12noon onwards
£25 (inc. glass of fizz)
A favourite haunt of the Duchess of Cambridge, the Bluebird Café and Courtyard will be dressed and decked with bunting for the day of celebrations, starting with a full screening of the wedding, duly followed by a live DJ from 4pm and accompanying BBQ throughout the day. Tickets can be bought here >>>

8. Covent Garden Hotel, Westminster
12noon onwards
£27 (inc. Royal Afternoon Tea)
The Brasserie Max in the hotel will be screening the wedding in its luxury cinema alongside a special Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea including finger sandwiches, berry tartlet, Victoria sponge, Banoffee pie, Champagne and peach Bellini jelly with custard and scones with clotted cream and preserves. To book, please call Brasserie Max on 020 7806 1007 or email max@firmdale.com.

9. The Book Club, Shoreditch
10am – 5pm
£5 (entry only)
Pimms, prosecco, drag queens, markets and live music. What more do you need to celebrate the Royal Wedding East London style? Play wedding bingo with a ‘Spice Girl’ and watch the big event on screens set up so you don't miss a minute. Other entertainment includes a book, vintage, flower market pop-up, music, ‘Best of British’ Brunch and classic British party games. Tickets available here >>>

10. South Place Hotel, City of London
12noon onwards
FREE (food and drink not included)
3Bar at the hotel will be screening the wedding and to coordinate with the royal nuptials, the bar will also be serving a special wedding-themed cocktail called ‘The Invitation’. The cocktail has been created in partnership with the Cotswold Gin Distillery and will be served, in typical British fashion, with a slice of delectable sounding lemon and elderflower cake (Meghan and Harry’s chosen flavours) for £10. Discover more here >>>

11. Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, West End
12.30pm onwards
£55 or £85 (for bottomless brunch)
Guests can feast on an outstanding selection of food while enjoying a live screening at The Montagu, the hotel’s contemporary British restaurant. Entrees including fresh seafood, fresh salads, charcuterie and British farm house cheeses, followed by a wide choice of mains including a live carving station with two traditional roasts, fresh fish and sumptuous desserts as well as freshly cut seasonal fruits. Reservations can be made here >>>

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