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London's Calling for a Long Weekend

Date: 16 Feb 2022

Want to make the most of the double Bank Holiday in June?
 
With a rare double Thursday/Friday Bank Holiday planned to mark the Queen’s Jubilee in June, take advantage of the extra day and make it a long weekend in London!


Rein it in at Epsom Derby


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One of the most iconic events in the English sporting calendar returns on 3rd June and 4th June, coinciding perfectly with the long Bank Holiday weekend.
 
With top tier packages, a family enclosure, and a wealth of food and drink stalls to choose from, Epsom Derby has something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age.


Wonder on the West End


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From classics including Wicked and Mamma Mia to family favourites such as Frozen and The Lion King, no trip to London is complete without a visit to the theatre.
 

Marvel at The Illuminated River exhibition


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As the sun sets over London, watch as the city’s nine iconic bridges light up as part of The Illuminated River exhibition.
 
No two bridges have the same installation, so whether you’re at Waterloo or Tower Bridge, you are guaranteed a magnificent and insta-worthy display.
 

Indulge in a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea


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Indulge your inner child with the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea experience at the One Aldwych Hotel.
 
Treat yourself to mouth-watering marshmallow treats, velvety ‘Caramel Noir’ tea, not-quite-as-it-seems salmon and beetroot macarons, and juicy roast beef and horseradish.
 

Make Magical Memories


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Relive the magic of Harry Potter with a fascinating behind-the-scenes experience of the film-set, costumes, and art department.
 
Get up-close-and-personal with Hogwarts, pose for a photo at the entrance to Platform 9 ¾ and take a walk through Diagon Alley.
 

Celebrations fit for a Queen


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A number of activities are planned from 2nd June – 5th June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including the traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony, which involves 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
 

Cheer on team England at the FIH Pro League


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Soak up the buzz of the city with London hosting two FIH Pro League matches over the June Bank Holiday as England’s men and women’s teams battle it out on the hockey pitch against The Netherlands and Belgium.

With multiple daily flights to London Heathrow Airport with  Aer Lingus and British Airways, London Gatwick Airport with easyJet, and London City Airport with British Airways, you will be spoilt for choice when you start your journey from Belfast City Airport.

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