Hallmark has planned a biopic on William and Kate. The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a commemorative coin. With only a month to go for the royal wedding, things are reaching a feverish pitch. Estimates suggest that over a million international travelers will add to the flood of locals by heading to London for the royal wedding of the decade. That means getting bookings on flights and in hotels will be difficult. Not to mention, expensive.
But here is a steal of a deal, one that is perfect if you plan on taking the kids along. Camp Royale is offering a Royal Wedding Package including a three-night stay and free Yorkshire tea at the unbelievable price of £75 (about $120). Children get in for £37.50. However, this is not your usual accommodation package. Camp Royale is not a hotel. It is a campsite on Clapham Common, not including tents.
The site can host up to 10,000 people and includes toilets, hot showers and phone charger points among other things. For a more “royal” experience, try Camp Royale’s Glamping Package. Under this, guests (or rather, campers) stay in a Hotel Bell Tent in either a 5-metre suite that accommodates six people or a 4-metre room that accommodates four. This deal is more expensive, however, at £1,500 for the suite and £1,100 for the room. However, you will get some camping luxuries, including tea-light chandeliers, side tables, sheepskin rugs, a duvet set and access to a 24-hour reception.
Of course, you could get all that and more for much less at some luxury hotels in the city. But if you are chasing a unique experience, Camp Royale is a great idea. And you can always pick the cheaper deal.