Posted on 23rd May, 2016

Royal Ascot 2016

One of the biggest and most anticipated sporting events of the year is just around the corner. On Tuesday 14th June we will see Ascot Racecourse open its doors for 5 days for Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £6.5 million in prize money. Since being founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, Royal Ascot has become a unique event in both the sporting calendar, and in fashion and style. Known for its extensive parade of elaborate hats, dresses and much more, the traditional dress code is as famous as...

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Posted on 22nd April, 2016

A Birthday Party fit for a Queen

The United Kingdom is in full party mode following the Queen’s 90th Birthday on 21st April, and Windsor is gearing up for the official birthday celebrations due to take place between the 12th and 15th May at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II is already the longest reigning monarch and now also holds the crown for the country’s first nonagenarian sovereign. Her Royal Highness kicked off her birthday festivities by opening a new bandstand in Alexandra Gardens on 20th April, and the celebrations are set to continue until the weekend of her ‘official’ birthday on 10th June. Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday...

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Posted on 23rd March, 2016

Easter Across the Globe

The Easter celebrations are nearly upon us again, and whilst we prepare to enjoy some delicious chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny, people across the globe will be celebrating in some very different ways. Around the world, various countries and cultures have their own traditions to celebrate the Easter holiday, with everything from kite flying to dressing up as the devil. As Catholics and Protestants gather in churches to commemorate the resurrection of Christ, the people of Seville in Spain will be flocking to the streets to watch extravagant processions of marching bands and highly decorated floats illustrating the Easter...

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Posted on 25th January, 2016

Wedding Traditions

Wedding ceremonies have a rich history and there are thousands of cultural wedding traditions all across the globe. Many of these traditions are still going strong today, but most people are unaware of how they originated. It has been said that a bride should stand on the left of their groom during the wedding ceremony so as to allow his sword arm free to be ready to fight off other men who may wish to marry her. The chances of a sword-wielding suitor turning up on a wedding day to challenge the groom to a duel seem very slim; however...

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Posted on 12th November, 2015

Celebrate Christmas in style at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa

At Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa, we have been busy ensuring that we have everything ready to make your festive season extra special this year. Whether you’re looking to put your feet up and relax, or party the night away, we have something for everyone to enjoy. If you are looking for the perfect way to celebrate with colleagues, friends and family this Christmas, then book one of our Festive Lunches! For only £29.50 per person you can indulge with a delicious 3-course meal, coffee and mince pies, and decorations and crackers. Or why not enjoy a Festive Evening...

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