This weekend sparks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend – hooray! The Queen will begin her four-day extravaganza at the Epsom Derby, followed by a royal row along the Thames. To honour our Queenie, a commemorative concert is going to be held at Buckingham Palace – don’t worry; it’ll be televised on several enormous screens in Hyde Park, so you needn’t miss out.
The extra long weekend will conclude with a spectacular thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a carriage procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace. The RAF is planning a special tribute, too. We definitely wouldn’t mind being treated like a queen, and not just for the two birthdays a year…
If you fancy spending a weekend being pampered like a princess, then we’ve handpicked our top five regal spa breaks so you can book it in. You can soak up Britain’s rich history while indulging like a true royal – a weekend fit for any queen.
Stunning, Grade I listed Thoresby Hall Hotel and Spa, boasts everything from an aromatherapy cave to a Turkish Hammam. They’re offering a two-night spa break for £169, which includes a 60 minute Swedish massage or facial, a rasul treatment, breakfast and dinner, and choice of fluffy robe and slippers. This historic building borders the infamous Sherwood Forest, and although we can’t guarantee you’ll meet Robin Hood, we assure you’ll leave feeling like royalty.
Located in an Elizabethan house in Shakespeare’s county, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Beauty Rooms at Billesley Manor Hotel is offering a fabulous ‘girls night in’ spa break for £99, which includes a delicious dinner, breakfast, and choice of two 30 minute treatments. With a package like that, the choice is crystal clear…
If you’re avoiding the hustle and bustle of a four-day bank holiday weekend, then the Grayshott Spa in leafy Surrey is offering a one night break for £155, which includes canapés, fruit cocktails and evening dinner. The Grayshott Spa offers a choice of Indian head and scalp massage, Himalayan mineral salt scrub or aromatherapy face massage too. Sitting on 700 acres of National Trust land, Grayshott has spent over 40 years perfecting its holistic approach so you’ll be in good hands.
If you‘ve had more than enough of all this British celebration, why not take a trip to the exotic with the Moroccan Dream Spa Break. Located in Dolphin House, London, the break includes a 25 minute shea butter massage, Hammam ritual and salt infused steam.
If, like the Queen, you wish to pull out all the stops this Diamond Jubilee then Chuan Spa at The Langham London is for you. Cooking up a real English breakfast, the Chuan Spa offers a £100 spa treatment credit to use as royally appointed as well as full use of its 5* facilities, including vitality pool and salt sauna – and its prime London location means you’re only a stone’s throw from the leading lady herself.
We reckon this weekend should be spent celebrating the queen within, so enjoy your Diamond Jubilee, noble subjects – Wahanda style.
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