Monday, 16 April 2012

St George's Day

Have you already decided what to do on St George's Day?

Five top ways to spend St George’s Day

Monday 23rd April will mark St George’s Day, a time when we honour the patron saint of England.
And what better way to commemorate the achievements of such an esteemed English figure, than to spend the day sampling all things English, including some beautiful English heritage?    

Buyagift has come up with five fantastic places in England that would be perfect for spending the day sampling some of the finer things our country has to offer.

Tudor luxury

Find some fine English tradition at the classically Tudor Thornbury hall castle. Located in picturesque Gloucestershire, it’s a popular choice with royals. This stunning and historical building is also bursting with lavish furnishings, roaring fireplaces, and precious antiques.  And while you’re at it, why not have the traditional treat of afternoon tea accompanied by some mouth-wateringly English delicacies!

 Take a tour of Kensington Palace
For a further taste of English Royalty this St George’s, why not take a tour of Kensington Palace? After you’ve perused the awe-inspiring King’s Gallery and the Sunken Gardens, you’ll head to Thistle Kensington Gardens for a spot of tea – how very quaint!
Incidentally I know the place pretty well, whenever we are in London and staying nearby Kensington Palace, we go to their tearoom for an afternoon tea and their utterly wicked pastries! You will be truly spoilt for choice.

And of course, the ambiance is special too.

A day at the races
If you are not into culture or visiting Royal Palaces, why not try a day at the races. A great British tradition, you’ll enjoy an exhilarating day of ups and downs at the track. Be part of a great atmosphere, surrounded by cries of delight and disappointment.  Some packages offer you the unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes while you sip champagne on a sunny day at the horses.

A day at Buckingham Palace
What could be more quintessentially English than Buckingham Palace? Go on your own tour of this beautiful Queen’s Gallery and complete the day with a delicious champagne afternoon tea at the elegant Grosvenor Hotel – bliss!

Tea for two at Harrods
After a day soaking up English culture, unwind with tea at world-famous Harrods. Since Edwardian Times, the Georgian restaurant has been seen as one of the most refined places in England. And for some years now, an afternoon trip to Harrods is no longer about the shopping – it’s a social highlight. So find out what it’s really like to be a person of leisure, and sample the splendour that is afternoon tea at Harrods.

Or if you are not able to have a day out, do the most quintessentially English thing of all: have a cuppa in your own garden, reading Country Life! Have a slice of the Victoria sponge, or take out that box of Thorntons chocolate that has been calling for you. And don't forget your leg warmers, if the weather is anything like today.

Whatever your plans are for St George's Day, make sure you have a fab day!

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