The Royal Wedding
Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, will marry beautiful bride – to – be, American actress famously known for her role in Suits, Meghan Markle. The Royal couple will tie the knot at Windsor’s dedicated place of worship, St George’s Chapel, on Saturday 19th May 2018.
Featuring elaborate stonework, gothic architecture and colourful stain glassed windows, the magnificent Chapel was originally built as a spiritual home for ancient knights. It is the resting place of many Royal monarchs, including Prince Harry’s great grandmother, The Queen Mother. In addition, St George’s Chapel was the named place where Prince Harry was christened as a baby, making it a venue personal to him allowing the Prince to marry there.
The Chapel is surrounded by Horseshoe cloisters and features the Henry VIII gate, giving the Royal Couple a more intimate and private wedding, seating approximately 800 guests than those famously held at Westminster Abbey, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in 2011. Kensington Palace have announced that Prince Harry and Meghan often spend time together at Windsor, where the wedding will reflect who they are as a couple.
The fairytale wedding will commence at 12 noon, where the Dean of Windsor will conduct the service, and the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry Prince Harry and Meghan whilst the couple make their vows. After the ceremony, the newlyweds will embark on an elegant carriage journey around the Windsor area, allowing members of the public to express their joy and greet the new Royal couple.
Following the ceremony, a reception at St George’s Hall will take place where close friends and family can congratulate the Royal couple.
No 1 The Mansions by Mansley Serviced Apartments are elegant serviced apartments located in a prime position in the heart of the Royal borough Kensington, the perfect location to enjoy everything London has to offer and an ideal location to stay to enjoy the Royal Wedding and participate in celebrations!
Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most famous flower and gardening event since 1912. Located in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London, this prestigious show runs annually in every May, kicking off British Summer time for a period of five days.
With over 157,000 visitors attending each year, the Chelsea Flower Show is regularly televised on BBC, and attracts many famous figures. The Royal Family regularly celebrate the event, where the Queen attends almost every year and toured the gardens in 2017 with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Cheltenham – Historical Town
Zara Phillips at Cheltenham Racecourse credit www.cheltenham.co.uk
The vibrant town of Cheltenham, located on the borders of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, is an attractive weekend break favourite amongst tourists. Also known as a regency spa town, Cheltenham has been a popular holiday area for almost 300 years, with a fabulous and stylish variety of restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Cheltenham is submerged by it’s intriguing history where in the early 1200’s it was originally a market town. During the 18th century, it was discovered in a field south of the town that the waters were found to have medicinal purposes. This provided a range of benefits for many illnesses and became one of England’s most popular spa’s. The infamous mineral waters can still be visited today near Cheltenham Ladies College, a must – see experience.
North Coast 500 Route
The official North Coast 500 Route (NC500) is a circular road trip that starts and ends at Inverness Castle and is Scotland’s version of the famous U.S. Route 66. With 516 miles (830.4 km) of breathtaking scenery, this is Scotland’s largest road trip around the north coast of Scotland. Originally created as a tourism project by the North Highland Initiative and Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, to develop the economy and to showcase the best of the north Highlands of Scotland.
The History of Inverness – Places to Visit
Inverness is one of the oldest towns in Scotland and the history dates back to 6th century AD, when it was an ancient city where St Columba was meant to have visited King Brude a Pictish King. Inverness means ‘Mouth of the River Ness’ and is known as the capital to the Highlands of Scotland. Similar to Edinburgh this city is not only known as a capital city but also it has a castle which sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness in Inverness, Scotland.
Christmas in Edinburgh
Christmas in Edinburgh is a truly magical experience for the whole family. It’s the perfect city to visit, with so many Christmas events, all within walking distance of the Knight Residence Serviced Apartments, making it easier for you to pack in more fun during your stay.
Here are just a few of the fun events at Edinburgh’s Christmas 2016. (more…)
WIN a Family Ticket to the Royal Yacht Britannia
A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Scotland’s Best Attraction (VisitScotland)
Mansley Apartment guests receive a 10% discount card. Please ask at reception. Britannia terms and conditions apply.
At Mansley, we’re often asked to recommend ‘things to do’ in Edinburgh which is easy given the infinite number of attractions and events taking place in Edinburgh all year round. One of the most popular days out, which never fails to impress and delight, is a visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia . This five star tourist attraction is a must visit for anyone interested in the Royal family.
Edinburgh’s Historic Grassmarket
Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is a historic market place and an events space in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Just a short walk away from The Knight Residence.
The Grassmarket is located directly below Edinburgh Castle and forms part of one of the main east-west vehicle arteries through the city centre. It adjoins the Cowgate and Candlemaker Row at the east end, the West Bow (the lower end of Victoria Street) in the north-east corner, King’s Stables Road to the north west and the West Port to the west. Leading off from the south-west corner is the Vennel, on the east side of which can still be seen some of the best surviving parts of the Flodden and Telfer town walls.
The view to the north, dominated by the castle, has long been a favourite subject of painters and photographers, making it one of the iconic views of the city.
Shepherd Market – Mayfair, London
Located directly behind 44 Curzon Street, Shepherd Market was developed in 1735-46 by Edward Shepherd and comprises a number of small side streets with a charming square and piazza. Today it houses a variety of boutique shops, restaurants and impressive Victorian pubs.
In the 1680’s, King James II established a fair on the site of Shepherd Market mainly for the purpose of cattle trading. The infamous 15 day fair grew in popularity and size, attracting both the rich and poor. The gentrification of the area in the 17th century killed off the May-fair with the building of many grand houses although the name remains. Local architect and developer (Edward Shepherd) was commissioned to develop the site. It was completed in the mid 18th century, with paved alleys, a duck pond, and a two-storey market, topped with a theatre. (more…)