Guide to the Royal Wedding in London (Ontario)
London Community News
Over in the other London (England that is), thousands will be lining the streets near the procession and millions will be watching around the world as Prince William and Catherine Middleton marry tomorrow morning. The wedding marks the first Royal Wedding of the 21st century and the first time a royal has married a "commoner" in more than 300 years.
Back in London, Ontario there are plenty of ways to celebrate the Royal Wedding and be a part of the event:
1. Sparta House Team Room and Restaurant- 46342 Sparta Line, Sparta
Less than an hour from London is the village of Sparta, Ontario. Although the village is small, The Sparta House Tea Room is celebrating the Royal occasion in a big way with a champagne reception and high tea on Friday afternoon. Hats and dresses are encouraged and prizes will be given for the best outfit. There will also be free giveaways by Dior.
2. Taste of Britain- 1634 Hyde Park Road and 746 Wharncliffe Road South
Pick up all of your favourite British treats, food and merchandise at the Taste of Britain now with two locations. The store carries Royal Wedding memorabilia, such as mugs, teaspoons, flags and scarves and everything you need to stock up for your own Royal Wedding-themed party.
3. Palace Theatre- 710 Dundas Street East
Perhaps the biggest themed party in London will be at The Palace Theatre. The theatre will be screening the wedding live in high definition on their 16-foot high screen. A traditional English Breakfast will be served and there will be a costume contest. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. Tickets $25. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the historic theatre.
4. Dishington's Tea Room- 2485 Main Street, Lambeth
Dishginton's Tea Room, a Lambeth landmark for more than 30 years, will be hosting a Royal Wedding High Tea at 3 p.m. $19.99 includes an assortment of petite salad sandwiches, petite desserts, scones with jam and cream and tea or coffee.
5. City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue
The City of London has put together a Book of Congratulations for the royal couple and wants Londoners to sign and give their congratulations. Visit City Hall between 8:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m until tomorrow to sign the book. The book will then be forwarded to Buckingham Palace.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m (6 a.m ET) at Westminster Abbey.
(Photo by Laura Downs)