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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

All things Floral – Chelsea Flower Show




London is full of flowers again! Not just because it is Spring; The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show is back all this week from May 21-25th.

Walk through the Royal Hospital Chelsea and be amazed by the sight of spectacular internationally-renowned designer show-stopping and award-winning gardens, creative and up-coming trends in gardening, and browse all sorts of horticultural products on sale. This is a colourful event that brings together nurseries, florists, plant experts, and garden designers from all over as well as 150,000 visitors. A place where you can set your eyes upon wonderful displays of all things floral, green, exotic and not.


“World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is a truly unique and unforgettable day out” – The RHS


This year, 2019, you can expect to be mesmerized by the centerpiece of the show – the Great Pavilion. It is home to specialist growers from the UK and nurseries from abroad for the week. More than 80 exhibitors, returning favorite and new, are giving it their all – creating magical displays to amaze the masses. You can even get a chance to walk-through judged garden in the Great Pavilion, designed by the British Tom Dixon and sponsored by IKEA.

Visit the Duchess of Cambridge’s garden, which she co-designed, already made popular with sneak previews released.  You can head to the exceptional Raymond Blanc’s garden dining experience for heavenly tastes.


Artisan Studios

For the in the moment action the Artisan Studios is a showground of live artists creating new arts and craft pieces throughout the show. You can also stick around for The Chelsea Late, long after the crowds have gone, and kick back with ‘botanical-inspired’ cocktails, listen to jazz and explore the Ranelagh Gardens.


Free Spin-Off events

The streets around Chelsea are also covered in gorgeous flower arrangements for all to enjoy throughout the Chelsea Flower Show week. Chelsea In Bloom, Belgravia In Bloom, and Covent Garden In Bloom are all free spin-off events which see shops, bars, and restaurants join in the fun and display floral designs with particular themes.



Another exciting accessory to the flower show week is Chelsea Fringe –runs until 26th May. Definitely worth a check, Chelsea Fringe is an indie festival with numerous intriguing and interesting activities each day in various locations around London. From walks, talks, and workshops, fun for both kids and adults, as well as record attempt to create the world’s longest daisy chain – Chelsea Fringe has something for everyone even those who care not for the main flower show itself J

Check out Chelsea Fringe Events page for more details


This is a week full of visitors, a wonderful buzzing atmosphere coupled with the peaceful and love invoking senses of the famous flower week of London. We at The Edward Hotel know what’s going on, when it’s going on, and where it all happens. We have the latest and greatest list of things to do in London ready for all our guests. When you are in Paddington, the Edward Hotel is the friendly and affordable hotel of choice designed around giving guests an epic London experience.



21 – 25 MAY 2019

Tuesday – Friday

 8am – 8pm


 8am – 5.30pm



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)