Until Monday 22nd April 2019 Windsor Castle have created an exhibition to display some of the key outfits from the wedding of HRH Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank. Princess Eugenie’s beautiful wedding dress, her tiara, down to the little pages and bridesmaids, and their Papouelli shoes. We were thrilled to have been asked to provide all the bridesmaids shoes.
Therefore we have enlisted the help of our favourite London blogger Little London Whispers to create a Day Out in Windsor, home to the Queen’s favourite residence for you and your little ones.
Esquires: A lovely cafe on the high street. Perfect for coffee & a croissant. Time it well and you can watch the changing of the guard from here. You may not see everything, but you do sit opposite the ‘famous’ crooked house and watch it all with a coffee and a view.
Coffee in Windsor
Culture in Windsor
Built in the 11th Century, and founded by William the Conqueror, it is the oldest Royal residence and has been home to 39 monarchs. You need a good few hours – we took 4, to even scratch the surface. Alongside the exhibition, you have the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel to cover. All of it stunning, so don’t miss them.
Note: Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is closed for refurbishment
If the girls get the tiara’s and pretty dresses, the boys get the guns, swords of battle, and see if they can find the bullet that killed Lord Nelson from the Battle of Waterloo – I mean really!!
Eating in Windsor
Trying to find and support a local business was hard. Instead we opted for Cote Brasserie . It has an amazing location right on the river, near the bridge going into Eton. The perfect place for lunch and watch all those Royal swans swanning around.
Snacking in the Castle
Make the effort to stop for ice cream. It was delicious. It was better than delicious, it was mouth-wateringly good. Full of flavour, the strawberry ice cream had frozen strawberries in it!
Fresh air in Windsor
Windsor Great Park and the Long Walk. There’s nowhere like it, the view, the beauty and if you are lucky you will spot some deer and quite possibly the Queen. Further afield is Dorney Lake. Home to Olympic rowing – only if you go by car is it worth the detour.
- Go by train. It arrives straight into the centre of town. We drove because we wanted to drive the Royal route & got a spot in the centre of town. Either way, get there early to avoid the very long queues into the castle, which can be long if going in peak season.
- Have a big breakfast, & take a small packed lunch for the castle, keeping room for the ice cream. If you take as long as us, it just helps you to keep going.
- Do the audio guide in the castle. They are adaptable for adults, kids, families. Bursting at the flags with information, they are an absolute must.
- Be sure to ask all the guides lots of questions – they know everything there is to know about the castle, and often reveal little secrets!
Exhibition to HRH Princess Eugenie & Jack’s Wedding. Details HERE