Discover your perfect UK long bank holiday weekend getaway
Millions of people across the UK are coming together this June to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and mark Queen Elizabeth II’s momentous 70-year reign. Events have been planned up and down the country, taking place across the special four-day UK bank holiday weekend. These festivities are a great reason for any last-minute bookers to make the most of the long summer weekend and plan a getaway with Hyatt.
Here’s a taste of how some of Hyatt’s UK hotels and their communities are uniting to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime anniversary:
- Great Scotland Yard Hotel; Jubilee Afternoon Tea with Floris
- Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill; The Churchill and the Crown Photography Exhibition
- Hyatt Place London City East; 3 Nights For 2 and proximity to Tower Hill’s ‘Superbloom’
- Andaz London Liverpool Street; £100 Hotel Credit Offer and Family Package
- Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford; Shopping at Westfield and The Elondi Bar & Terrace
- Hyatt Regency Manchester and Hyatt House Manchester;; The Queens’ Commonwealth Selection Menu
- Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Union Jack rock sweets and Queens Jubilee Afternoon Tea
- Hyatt Centric Cambridge; A sustainable space that’s an idyllic escape from the hustle
Whilst London will be central to many official celebrations, there’s no need to be standing outside Buckingham Palace for the entire weekend. There’s a multi-sensory Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Great Scotland Yard Hotel. Created by the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef, Verónica Garrido Martínez, this exquisite afternoon tea experience has been created in partnership with the iconic perfumery, Floris London, the only appointed perfumer to Her Majesty The Queen. Dine on an assortment of seasonal teacakes and delicate pastries including ‘Oat, Honey and Apricot Primrose Hat’, ‘Violet Battenberg’ and ‘Imperial State Crown Lime Cookie’ – inspired by the flora of Her Majesty’s beautiful gardens, which surround her UK residences.
Great Scotland Yard In the Unbound Collection by Hyatt is situated within an 1820’s Grade II listed building, putting guests right at the heart of Westminster’s phenomenal history. The hotel is surrounded by iconic attractions all within walking distance, including Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Eye.
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is welcoming guests to a unique photography exhibition that celebrates the special relationship between the young Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill. The Churchill and the Crown exhibition, which has been created by the team at National Trust’s Chartwell, Winston Churchill’s former home, will take up its exclusive London residency for the first time ever at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. For those visiting the exhibition, guests can also raise a glass to the Queen and her Jubilee with a sumptuous Champagne afternoon tea in The Montagu Kitchen, or with an evening cocktail in the fitting surroundings of The Churchill Bar and Terrace.
The hotel is also hosting a scrumptious Jubilee Brunch on 5th June and with the hotel’s proximity to Hyde Park, Pall Mall, and Oxford Street, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is perfectly situated for enjoying the wider Jubilee celebrations across the city.
HYATT PLACE LONDON CITY EAST
For those who fancy being in London but not quite so immersed in the royal celebrations, East London is the answer. Close to the Tower of London (and its expectant iconic ‘Superbloom’ installation) is Hyatt Place London City East. A super stylish base in the cosmopolitan heart of East London, the hotel is close to the vibrant Brick Lane, Spitalfields’ Market, and the artistic streets of Shoreditch.
Starting from 31st May, the hotel is running a 3 for 2 Offer, guests can stay three nights in a King room for the price of two. Also, located on the ninth floor of Hyatt Place London City East is PocketSquare Skyline Bar & Terrace, offering unrivalled views of the city and exquisitely created drinks bar manager Kristian Smith. Stay in one of the hotel’s thirteen balcony or terrace bedrooms and step into your own picture-postcard views of the world-famous London skyline. How majestic is that!
Take the Hammersmith & City line one stop west from PocketSquare and arrive at the award winning Andaz London Liverpool Street. Its aesthetic is shaped by the unique identities, history, and heritage of its location – a magical gateway between the traditionally refined City and the dramatic and creative Shoreditch.
Visit Andaz London Liverpool Street during the Jubilee long bank holiday weekend and enjoy a £100 Hotel Credit Offer when staying for two nights or more. Credit can be spent on any of its dining & drinking outlets as well as room service. A special Family Package is also available; enjoy an Andaz Deluxe or King room conveniently connected to an Andaz Twin room, and parents and their children get to stay safely connected in separate rooms, with all the space and privacy required to enjoy their time together. Everyone receives slippers and robes so that they can relax in five-star luxury. In true Andaz style there are heaps of exciting amenities too including a kids’ activity pack with a colouring book and pencils, a hot chocolate stirrer, and a teddy bear.
Perhaps the thought of a very long bank holiday weekend spells an opportunity for an extended shopping trip? Then head to the newly opened Hyatt Regency London Stratford and its sister property Hyatt House London Stratford. With both hotels situated in the heart of London’s luxury shopping and popular entertainment complex, Westfield Stratford City, guests will have more than 250 shops on their doorstep.
There are also more than 70 restaurants on offer at Westfield Stratford City, but for an elevated, airy sanctuary in which to relax and unwind, take a seat at Hyatt Regency London Stratford’s Elondi Bar and Terrace. Enjoy a serene moment in opulent surroundings, order exciting bespoke and classic cocktails, sip craft beers and nibble on small gourmet bar snacks – all with magnificent views across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and towards the sprawling sights of London’s Canary Wharf.
From one incredible Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House combined property, to another, the spectacular Hyatt Regency Manchester and Hyatt House Manchester hotels are idyllically placed on a peaceful garden square just off Manchester’s Oxford Road. The hotels’ great culinary minds have curated a nostalgic menu of gorgeous Commonwealth-themed cocktails and dishes from the last seven decades; guaranteed to bring a royal wave of excitement to a weekend of regal celebrations.
‘The Queens’ Commonwealth Selection Menu’ reflects the unique relationships Her Majesty has with several countries around the world, including banana, coconut & jackfruit mini tarts from Tuvalu and a Classic Canadian Poutine. The menu of cocktails features greats from throughout the years, including a Coronation worthy 1950’s Margarita, and a retro 1970’s disco special Pina Colada.
HYATT REGENCY BIRMINGHAM
Offering a quintessential stay in Birmingham’s city centre, Hyatt Regency Birmingham is ideally placed for a concert at Symphony Hall, a shopping trip in Birmingham’s famous Bullring or a canal side supper in Brindley Place. For the entire long weekend, you’ll find Union Jack rock sweets and the Queens Jubilee Afternoon Tea, featuring Her Majesty’s favourite chocolate biscuit cake, custard tart and raspberry and almond frangipane tart.
All guests will receive a ‘queens platinum jubilee souvenir tin of mints. And if all the celebrations become a little too much, then a visit to the luxurious AMALA SPA is a must where clarity, rejuvenation, and relaxation are always on the menu.
Or else, try a total escape to Eddington – a thriving new sustainable neighbourhood developed by the University of Cambridge, and home to Hyatt Centric Cambridge. In keeping with its environmentally pioneering neighbourhood, sustainable practices have been implemented throughout this sleek, modern, boutique-style hotel. From breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner to cocktails and nibbles, all food at the hotel comes from established Cambridge brands. So, guests will get a true taste of the local food scene without needing to leave the hotel. But for guests who perhaps fancy their hand at the local culture, like punting on the river Cam, or simply exploring the historic sites of Cambridge, sustainable modes of transport into the city are readily available.
Located on the 4th floor and with views across Cambridge, is the glorious rooftop terrace, it’s a great escape from the hustle of the City Centre. Enjoy a refreshing sundowner and watch the sunset over the historic city – and perhaps be thankful you’ve not been standing outside of Buckingham Palace all weekend.