Red Letter Days Jubilee Insiration
This week, Red Letter Days are getting into the Jubilee Spirit with some fantastic Jubilee inspired experiences for you.
Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two – £50
A luxurious afternoon tea for two at one of Red Letter Days’ hand-picked venues (including a range of chic hotel restaurants, cocktail lounges and tea rooms) is an opportunity to get spoiled. Whichever venue is chosen, the delicious afternoon tea will often include a special extra, such a glass of chilled champagne or cocktails. ”There are few hours in life more agreeable than those dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” said Henry James, and who are we to disagree with this glorious way to spend an afternoon.
Battle Proms Classical Summer Concert for Two – £69
Bring a picnic and relax in a beautiful English setting. There will be Napoleonic Cavalry and Infantry displays early on, before a vintage field gun opens proceedings. This is followed by a choreographed display from Carolyn Grace in her LF Mark IX Spitfire to accompany the opening pieces. The New English Concert Orchestra performs a raft of powerful classical music, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with live cannon fire and Beethoven’s Battle Symphony. Celebrations culminate in a traditional flag waving proms finale with Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and other favourites led by Channel 4′s winning soprano Denise Leigh. The evening closes as the sky lights up with a firework display!
Tea Tasting & Blending for Two with Alex Probyn – £98
As the largest per capita tea consumers in the world, tea stands as a quintessential part of British culture, but how much do you actually know about this popular hot beverage? As a master tea blender, who has so far blended over a million cups of tea (an astounding amount considering the average person consumes 50,000 cups in their lifetime), Alex Probyn will explain all you need to know. After talking about the origin, history, manufacture and various styles, you’ll taste a combination of up to 24 teas, including oolong, black, green, white, herbal and other teas from around the globe. Alex will show you the art of spitting and slurping, before you put theory into practice and test your newfound skills by creating your very own blend to take home.
Personally, we’d like to try this one. We’re Yorkshire Tea people here in the office, but we’re open to ideas…
Wedgewood Tour, Pottery Class and Lunch for Two – £105
A recent documentary on TV brought home to me just how intricate Wedgewood is. Enjoy a fascinating insight into the world of Wedgwood at the Wedgwood Visitor Centre. Enjoy coffee and shortbread on arrival with a self-guided tour of the centre, including the £10.5 million museum where you’ll learn all about Josiah Wedgwood and his company. Next up, enjoy a delicious, two-course lunch at the Ivyhouse restaurant. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty – literally! You’ll throw a pot or paint a plate of your own, to be fired and sent on to your home address. You’ll each receive an exclusive piece of handmade Wedgwood jewellery (ladies or gents) with a value of at least £50, a privilege card giving you two years’ free entry and a ten per cent discount off shopping in the exclusive Wedgwood Shop and Gift boutique.
Helicopter Tour of London – £149
I’m currently studying for a helicopter PL, so you’re preaching to the converted here. EC120 or AS350/5 helicopters are the machines used, promosing a superb view for a fantastic half hour sightseeing trip, following the path of the meandering Thames into the heart of the city. Flying at 1,500 feet offers a fantastic view of the capital’s iconic landmarks including the O2 arena in London, Tower Bridge, the EDF Energy London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Get an amazing perspective on the geography of the city and the beauty of its landmarks – and whether tourists or Londoners born and bred, see the capital in a whole new way on flying experiences like these.
Wimbeldon Tour Day with Lunch for Two – £185
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the revered All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, following in the footsteps of tennis legends. See the hallowed Wimbledon turf, picnic terraces, many of the players’ facilities, the Millennium Building, the gorgeous water gardens with their amazing views over London and the famous new roof within the iconic Centre Court. Lunch is served up within the Wingfield Cafe and then explore the state-of-the-art Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum with interactive exhibits, including a 200-degree cinema. It is packed with tennis memorabilia including the original Wimbledon champions’ trophies. End in true Wimbledon style with strawberries and champagne and take home a certificate to remember your day by.
London Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends Tour for Two – £60
Gain an insight into London’s rich rock and roll history and the places that inspired hundreds of well-known lyrics. For those with Beatlemaina there’s John and Yoko’s first home, Paul’s current home, Abbey Road and the Apple office. The tour also covers the formation of the Sex Pistols and their progression under the management of Malcolm McLaren. You’ll also as pass the homes of Van Morrison, Clapton, Jimmy Page, Bowie and see where Hendrix died. For fans of the mighty Stones, there’s the legendary Edith Grove apartment, Jagger’s current London residence and Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers restaurant. Your informed tour guide will take you around the city telling many incredible tales before dropping you off at Hard Rock Cafe vault.