Many packages are on offer across London this summer to celebrate the impending arrival of the eagerly anticipated royal baby, so I decided to try one out.
I went to the athenaeum, this luxury five star hotel which sits within sight of Buckingham Palace is offering an exclusive royal photography and afternoon tea experience.
We were met by royal photographers Ian Pelham-Turner and Helena Chard as we entered one of the hotels many gorgeous rooms, which was filled with photographs from Prince William as a baby with Charles and Diana, to William and Kate on their wedding day.
The hotel, which was awarded ‘Top London Afternoon Tea 2012’, served up their award winning tea, which we enjoyed whilst hearing extremely interesting stories from Ian.
Ian, curator of the exhibition, has worked with four generations of the royal family over the past 46 years so he definitely knows what he is talking about!! He told us some fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ stories about the royals and his experiences with them.
Afternoon tea included tasty sandwiches followed by delicious, mouth-watering cakes and quintessentially English scones, jam and clotted cream.
“The Royal Child” is available on weekends until 31 August and costs £60.
Whether you are an expectant mother yourself or just want to celebrate our imminent royal arrival check out Visit London to find out what else is on offer across the city.