The English tradition of St. George’s Day is carried through the whole of the UK, remembering the dragon-slaying patron saint of England and celebrating his story. So, what’s going on in London this year to rejoice the special occasion? As usual, the city is going to be all things red and white and bursting with activities to suit everyone. We know it is a bit early yet to be so excited about this day, but let us share what’s in store so far for the 23rd of this month.
The exciting event of English Tourism Week is over and we are sad to be ending our celebrations, until next year! If you popped in last week for our special Victorian style breakfast and service, you may have had the chance to try some tasty food from the past. Some of you may have become curious about the origins of the traditional English breakfast recipes, so we’re going to jump in the time machine once again and tell you more about what the Victorians had for brekkie.
This week is a special celebration of English Tourism Week and the Georgian House is going all out to show you how much we are proud to be quintessentially English! An exclusive Victorian themed breakfast with staff looking the part and some delicious delicacies from the 1800s are our ideas of a fun and also an educational way of celebrating the week. We have even been lucky enough to have MP for the Cities of London and Westminster constituency, Mark Field popping in this week for brekkie! As part of a competition, we asked you what are the best things about England and why you would choose this destination to come on holiday. We asked the same question to our staff, many of whom have come from around the world to work for us and their answers are truly inspiring. We’re going to share them with you.
The first and probably the favourite bank holiday of the year is approaching, so it’s time to start planning how you and your partner/friends/family are going to celebrate Easter! London is rich with exciting activities for absolutely anyone and everyone, with some particular events occurring for the kids and the grown-ups too.
2015 is set to be full of exciting theatre performances lighting up the stages of London, all the way from Phantom of the Opera to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. London is renowned for its spectacular musicals and the show is certainly going on this year with many of the current favourites and some rumoured new entries to join the West End community. Here’s what we think is worth the watch this season…
Several countries around the globe have joined in on the blue plaque scheme, marking the historic link between a specific location and a particular famous person or event. However, it was indeed the city of London that was the first to introduce the phenomenon back in the 19th Century, some of which are very close to the Georgian House! There are over 880 blue plaques scattered around London and for any possible celebrity readers out there, don’t get your hopes up, you have to be dead for 20 years to earn your plaque!