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The Royal Ascot 2019


“Spectacular heritage, unparalleled racing, high fashion, Fine Dining and pageantry come together to create an unforgettable experience in a unique setting.”


The world’s finest horse race, notorious for high fashion displays and heritage of England in what’s been called the British event of the year takes place on Tuesday June 18th – June 22nd. The Royal Ascot is a massive occasion fit for the Royals, the elites, the rich and famous, to everyone just like us. Get your ticket as soon as possible and don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to attend the Royal Ascot!

Prestige and quality experience is what you will experience here. Five days of incredible athletic beauties doing what they were meant to do across various horse races will keep you on the edge of your sit. Make your bets, enjoy the finest choices of cuisine in a private or choice of the four famous enclosures, as you admire the extravagant fashion in and of itself.

The doors open at 10:30 am where you can get yourself a wonderful breakfast to start the day. The Royal Progression starts at 2 PM, and the races begin later in the afternoon. In the early evening you can enjoy drinks around the Ascot Bandstand – a socializing experience to discuss the days excitement and all that is to come.

Take your pick between the Queen Anne Enclosure, Windsor Enclosure, Village Enclosure, or the Royal Enclosure. The option to upgrade to a Private box or choose from several ticket upgrades is also available to suit all needs.


There is nothing ordinary about this occasion. We at the Edward Hotel, Paddington, highly recommend putting this on your list of things to do when you visit London. The Royal Ascot, famous in movies, famous in history, marks an event well known around the world and a chance to attend is an opportunity of a life time. We make sure to give our guests the best information of where to go and what to do during your visit.

Our blog, our recommendations, your happy experience.


Tuesday June 18th –June 22nd
Gates open at 10:30am
For more information, head to the official website www.ascot.co.uk

FA CUP FINAL 2019 – Football Mania


It’s time for the football mania to continue! The FA Cup final kicks off this weekend Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 5pm. Wembley National Stadium will be packed as Manchester City and Watford both go for the win. Fans from all over will be cheering and losing their voices as they wait for this exciting and intense English football battle to play out!  

Now if you haven’t had the chance to get yourself a ticket and be in the crowd of fanatic football fans, no worries! You can still be apart of the rowdy energy at home or out about as the final game will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom by both BBC and BT Sport. BBC One provided the free-to-air coverage and BT Sport 2 was the pay-TV alternative. Anywhere you go, you will find a variety of pubs and places that will be screening the game.

The Standard recommends Greenwood Sports Bar by Victoria station; lots of room, screens, great drinks, and match day favorites foods.

170 Victoria St, Westminster, SW1E 5LB,



Manchester City holds the Premier League, Watford the EFL Cup. Who will dominate this English domestic battle of true talent? Let’s wait and see.  


The Edward Hotel, Paddington, we love football. Let’s get pumped and ready for the football mania weekend! For any other tips or information regarding the best places to be, we have what you need. Our blog, keeping you up to date.



Event Details:

18 May 2019,

17:00 BST,

Manchester City vs Watford,

Wembley Stadium, London,

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Easter Fun in London 2019


Things to do in London over Easter weekend to keep yourself entertained

Easter is here again and with it comes entertaining fun of all kinds around London. If you are wondering what to do over this Easter weekend whether you feel like a rave, chocolate egg hunt, a gorgeous roast, or just kicking back with a delightful pick of chocolate, we have several options we’ve put together.


John Digweed at Fabric XX

For all the dancers, this Easter weekend will be raving to electronic and dance music of the British DJ, the one and only, John Digweed (All Night Long) at Fabric’s 20th anniversary, Fabric, Farrington. Catch a full 8 hour set with beats stemming back to his beginning days of 1993, from the master who is notorious for the Transitions show, his residencies at Renaissance with Sasha, fronts the Bedrock Records label and for Global Underground, Northern Exposure and the classic fabric20 mix cds.

Date: Thursday April 18th Starts at 11pm

Price: from 18 GBPs


77a Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ 


Easter in Camden Market

Take your Easter weekend to Camden Market where all things edible are Easter themed. So many places to see, try, and enjoy from Easter themed cocktails to cakes and cookies!

Until April 22nd


Camden High Street, London, NW1 8AF


St George festival

Even though it is Easter, don’t forget about Saint Georges Festival. Join the Mayor of London’s party in honour of the patron saint, what initially started as a national day of feasting. It is here you will find London chefs doing their thing live, the English farmer’s market and banqueting area, as well as medieval jousting tiltyard! Bands, shows, games, food, markets and everything else makes this an awesome option whether with family or solo.

Date: Saturday 20 April 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Venue: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN



Easter comes with chocolate. If you fancy a delicious selection of chocolate during your Easter celebrations, Prestat is a top chocolatier to visit. With a list of famous fans including Cher, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Roald Dahl, who featured Prestat truffles in his novel “My Uncle Oswald”, this place could be a national chocolate attraction.


14 Princes Arcade, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6DS


Borough market for a good roast

Head down to Borough market to find yourself a good roast for Easter or browse the numerous street food vendors and brilliant restaurants of various cuisines. Located next to London Bridge you can find everything from fresh produce to delicate pastries. This gorgeous market, one of London’s oldest, gives you plenty of yummy things to taste as you walk along its vibrant energy.



Borough High Street, Borough, London, SE1 9DE


We take our holidays seriously and like to plan entertaining activities for all interests. At Edward Hotel, in Paddington, we know we have the perfect location for pit stops, last minute booking, fun packed weekends, and holidays. We hope you enjoy our picks of things to do in London over this Easter 2019 weekend. A very happy Easter to everyone.


Pancake day in London




There is a ‘day’ these days for everything, but one that’s stood the test of time is PANCAKE DAY! The last day of feasting before Lent 2019 starts is reserved for pancakes. Otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, is the day for pancake races and fabulous pancake specials and when you are London there are a few great places to be.

The 47th day before Easter Sunday, preceding Ash Wednesday, Pancake Day symbolizes the last day of feasting before Lent. A day to use up all the rich ingredients that are usually sacrificed during fasting, like eggs, butter, and milk. It is also for confession and repentance, but for the most part it is a tradition of marvelous pancake races, flipping, experimental recipes and yummy tastings.

A pancake race consists of people racing while carrying thin pancakes in frying pans, flipping the pancakes as they go. The winner is the first to the finish line with a pancake that isn’t burnt. A humorous activity to watch and take part in – some people get so excited about participating in the races they take off from work J

This year it falls on March 5th and while you are in London there are several ways to celebrate and indulge, here are a few to start you off.



Pancake Day races in London

Raise money for charity in a fun, feel good celebration and pancake silliness


Leadenhall Market Pancake Race

A funny one to enjoy is the famous Leadenhall Market pancake race that takes place in the historic restored Victorian covered market. You get to watch competitors from law, banking and accountancy firms they say race around flipping their pancakes. Spectators watch, laugh, and enjoy pancakes themselves as well as beer and ale from the co-host the Lamb Tavern.

Date and Time:

Tues, March 5th



Leadenhall Market, 

Whittington Avenue,

off Gracechurch Street, 

London EC3V 1LR


Inter-livery Pancake Race

Get yourself to Guildhall Yard for the City Livery Company of Poulters inter-livery pancake race. Teams of four from livery companies, like Poulters take the eggs and the Fruiterers the lemons, as well as the Mansion House, Guildhall and old Bailey are brought together in lively attire to race it out to win a frying pan.

Money raised from the event is donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charity.

Date and Time:

Tue, 5 March 2019



Guildhall Yard




Pancake Specials

You can also head to several amazing places for pancakes unlike any other:


Pop-up Pancakes and Prosecco – for 10 GBP

Head to Covent Garden to celebrate a Big Pancake Party in an exclusive pop-up pancake bar put together by Together Network, where funds are raised to help poverty in Britain. Ticket includes unlimited pancakes and a class of prosecco.

Date and Time:

Tue, 5 March 2019

6:00 – 10:00PM


1 Neal’s Yard



Christophers, Covent Garden

An All-Day four pancake specials available at Christopher’s, Covent Garden exclusively on Pancake Day. Serious and decadent or luxurious and sophisticated, sweet or savory pancakes are worth the day of pancake celebration.

From white chocolate, oreo and vanilla mascarpone to butter Poached Lobster Pancake, with chorizo picante, caviar, yukon gold potato & truffle, along with its usual build your own pancake option makes this gorgeous option to try.


18 Wellington Street

Covent Garden



We like our special days just as much as you do! Whatever you decide to do on Shrove Tuesday, just make sure to enjoy some pancakes whether fancy, home-cooked, or eccentric – we know all of us here at Edward Hotel will. Whether we offer it or not we keep our guests up to date with all things to do in London.


For your stay in Paddington, London, for an efficient location and accessibility all around the City of London, the Edward Hotel is the perfect choice.