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The Royal Ascot 2019

Nothing says prestige like the exceptional and spectacular Royal Ascot horse races. Once again the five days of June will be filled with the most extravagant fashion, the finest of people, six exciting races with the highest caliber of horses from around the world, and incomparable cuisine.

Tuesday June 18th to June 22nd is a date to mark on your calendar. If you are in London across those dates, find a way to get your tickets and be a part of the British event of the year. The doors open at 10:30am where you can grab a gorgeous breakfast and mingle along the fashion show in and of itself. The Royal Progression starts at 2 PM sharp, and the races begin later in the afternoon. In the early evening you can enjoy drinks around the Ascot Bandstand and continue your social escapades.

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

Place your bets and see if your eye for pure bred, pure muscle, and astounding beauties is on point. Mingle in the land of the elites, Royals, socialites, and anyone who is anyone in the event of much heritage and history. Dine in a choice of four exquisite enclosures, admire the incredible fashion and oversized hats and fill your sense of excitement.

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.  

Mowbray Court Hotel, in Kensington, has all the up-to-date information about all the best things to do in and around London, and takes pride in sharing it all with its guest. We choose to do what we can to make your stay as incredible as possible.

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 – Manchester City vs Watford

Football fans get ready! 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 battle it out for cup glory. All of us fans from all over will be screaming at the top of our voices as we support our favorite team.

Haven’t had the chance to get yourself a ticket? No worries. It will be broadcasted 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.  You can also of course get yourself to a pub or sports bar and join the more intimate atmosphere of shoulder to shoulder cheering with just as much energy as Wembley station itself. Many places will be rowdy and happy as the match is screened for fans.

Manchester City holds the Premier League, Watford the EFL Cup. Who will dominate this English domestic battle of true talent?  

We all know who we root for, but only time will tell! The Mowbray Court Hotel, Kensington, joins the football love and are ready to help you enjoy the weekend in any way we can whether you are in need of information about best travel routes or places to go.

Always up-to-date with what’s going on around London, Mowbray knows its guests best.

Event Details

18 May 2019

17:00 BST

Manchester City vs Watford

Wembley Stadium, London

Treat Your Mum This Mother’s Day 2019 in London

Pamper your mum this Mother’s Day 2019, in London. Spend the day in her honor and give her a special outing that’ll make her feel as special as she is. London boasts numerous ways to celebrate for all preferences, and we’ve come across a few options for you to pick from.


Electric Cinema

A lovely way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day is a movie night. The Electric Cinema is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country where you can watch movies with a wonderful glass of red wine in a leather armchair or even book a double bed in the front row. A super comfortable experience that is greatly recommended.

Prices: £13.50-£22.50.

Address: 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED


Museum of Brands

Motherhood in Advertising – Sunday Talk

An alternative way to celebrate this year is a 40-minute talk on the world of advertising and how mums have been portrayed throughout the times. Whether playing family games in Edwardian times, gathering around the 1920s radio, or promoting everything from biscuits to cleaning products, the Museum of Brands will be an interesting trip.

Sunday 31 March 2019 at 2pm.

Tickets to attend the talk cost £14 for adults and £11 concession, plus booking fee.


Kew Gardens

Walk around London’s outdoor sensational Kew Gardens to give your mum a peaceful and magical outing where you can smell the fresh scents and view all the flora.

You can also visit the rose garden in Regent’s Park for a full day of garden fun.  


Borough Market

An amazing place for lunch and a variety of food, Borough market is an exciting location to walk through and even pick up natural ingredients if you choose to cook her something special.


R Chocolate London

A place of luxury and chocolate indulgence, head to R Chocolate, the magnificent chocolatier to treat her sweet tooth. Expect a delicate, beautiful and enormously rich tower of cakes at the chocolate afternoon tea. Everything chocolate is always a gorgeous gift.

The Sloane Square location,

Price: £35 a head for the chocolate afternoon tea, or £45 each with a glass of champagne.

198 Ebury Street, SW1W


Gintonica at The Distillery

Gintonica, 186 Portobello Road, is a great place for gin and tonics if that’s the preference of joy.  Bound to be a day of relaxation and good laughs, the G&Ts come in a huge copa de balon that really let the various gin’s botanical aromas roam free. A list of their favourite gins from around the world is available to help give you a worldly experience. Choose from high end tonic waters and innovative garnishes, from mango, black pepper and basil, to juniper berries, apple and mint.

186 Portobello Road, W11


Wherever you feel like venturing out tothis Mother’s Day, we at Mowbray Court Hotel in Kensington, London, have all the great tips and details to get you where you want to go to truly show your mum appreciation. We wish you a fabulous day of celebration and hope our choice of destinations bring a smile to your mum’s face. Happy Mother’s Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day 2019 in London

St Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is here! A super fun day to celebrate, St Paddies, is this Sunday March 17th and is a national holiday of Northern and the Republic of Ireland – for the Christian missionary whose name was Patrick and spent his time converting the Irish to Christianity. The holiday has become a day known for notorious drinking, all things Irish and many green coloured festivities celebrated around the world.

If you are in London over the weekend be sure to check out a few things to do on the marvelous St Patrick’s. We’ve put together a short list of things to do around London on the day.


St Patrick’s Day Parade

Take part in the loud and proud St Patrick’s Day Parade which starts at Hyde Park Corner and heads down Piccadilly and Haymarket through to Trafalgar Square. Floats, processions, dancing displays, marching bands, Irish singers, musicians, performers and more. You will definitely witness a lot of green costumes and the magical flag colours of green, white, and orange face paint. If you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a leprechaun.


St Patrick’s Day Festival

Of course there is a festival! This is where the parade finishes and the fireworks and party continue. Find your way to Trafalgar Square from 12 noon to 6pm for the St Patrick’s Day Festival where you can watch performances by big Irish acts, enjoy a little shopping in the craft stalls, munch on traditional and modern Irish food, and entertain the kids with workshops and activities.


St Patrick’s Day Comedy Carnival

Enjoy some top Irish humor and get yourself to the Comedy Carnival’s St Patrick’s Day special where you can experience laughs, laughs and more good laughs. Headlining are the exceptional Jarlath Regan and Patrick Monaham at Bar Rumba close to Leicester Square.

Price: £16.50-£24 and you will need to book as this event sells out fast!


Irish gigs

If you want to immerse yourself in traditional Irish music and atmosphere The Ceili Band will be performing at the Soho cocktail bar, Archer Street, from 4pm. This fantastic way to celebrate the day comes with special offers on St Paddy’s themed cocktails as the five traditional musicians entertain with Irish songs.


Irish Film Festival

You can catch the closing night of the weekend Irish Film Festival on Sunday the 17th where you can watch films of the Irish, from 6:30pm in the Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone.


The Big Guinness Weekender

For a change of the usual, the Indian Restaurant Brigadiers in Mansion House has a beautiful Sunday roast going for The Big Guinness Weekender where you can catch some rugby and keep the Guinness flowing with a ‘Guinness Butler Service’ for only £20!



No one celebrates better than the Irish! London March 17th will be a day of loud, fun, exciting and “happy” vibes and activities. Whether you spend the day in a pub or attending any of our chosen events, just make sure to delight in the celebrations. Mowbray Court Hotel, Kensington London, knows how to spend the day and will make sure you do too! We have all the details and directions to where you choose to go, and offer a wonderful accommodation in the perfect location for all things to do in London.


5 Alternative Things to do in London this Valentines 2019



If you are in London this valentine, there’re great many ways to celebrate – other than the usual roses and box of chocolates. The magnificent city of London offers mind opening experiences and deep soulful sounds of life whether you plan to celebrate with romance or not.

Here are 5 alternative things to do in London on Valentine’s day.


Gaze into the Colours of Bonnard

For the lovers of art, a gorgeous idea for a dreamy date, take a trip into the colour filled, soul reviving and enlightening world of the French painter Pierre Bonnard. View some of his stunning pieces in the exceptional ‘The C C Land Exhibition Pierre Bonnard The Colour of Memory’ on at the Tate Modern.

To top it off, you could head up to the 6th floor for a breath-taking view from Tate Modern and enjoy a romantic dinner with the London Skyline all around you.

What: The C C Land Exhibition Pierre Bonnard The Colour of Memory

Where: Tate Modern, Bankside

Price: GBP 18.00


Marvel at Dior

For love of fashion, design, beauty and desire visit the Christian Dior – ‘Designer of Dreams’ exhibition in The Victoria and Albert Museum. A beautiful display of ‘the century’s most influential couturier’, explore the history of and impact of Dior on fashion all the way back from 1947 until present day. The historical fashion house of design exhibition will bring sparkle to anyone’s eyes and be fabulous to share with whoever you are paired up with on the day of love.

What: Christian Dior‘Designer of Dreams’ Exhibition

Location: V&A, Cromwell Road

Price: GBP 20-24


Get Mediterranean in Cous Cous Darna Restaurant

A sensual dinner choice, Darna is said by many to have the best Moroccan food in London. Warm the heart with a plate of flavorsome fluffy couscous in Moroccan ambiance. The cultural cuisine and setting will enthuse hypnotic energy and an evening to remember.

What: Couscous Darna Restaurant

Location: 306 Earls Court Road, South Kensington

Cuisine: Local, African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean


Join the Embargo Event ‘Gatsby’ Style

If you are in the mood for an evening of dancing, booze drinking, live jazz music, and immersive performances, Embargo event is a ‘Gatsby’ themed night of 1920’s decadence. Transport back to the fun of the roaring twenties during prohibition, where you and your companion will be welcomed with a drink to start with, followed by a 3-course dinner and a half-bottle of prosecco.

What: Valentines Show and Dinner Embargo event

Location: Ivory Vaults, Ivory House St Katherine Docks

Price: GBP 65


Forget your Surroundings with the Soul of a Cappella

The U. K’s leading female a cappella quintet will perform powerful and soulful songs of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, in the award winning live venue The Jazz Café this Valentines. Whether you choose to sit and dine or stand and just soak up the beauty of their voices in an exquisite performance, this is something that will definitely take the spot light off your companion and fire up the rhythms of your soul – which makes it on the list of alternative things to do on Valentines.

What: Black Voices Quintet Present: The Soul of Nina Simone

Where: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway London, Camden

Price: Standing GBP 15, Restaurant GBP 25



We understand that it’s not always easy to narrow down the best things to do on your visit to London. That’s what we are here for. we at the Mowbray Court Hotel, Earls Court, take our time to give you the top places to go whatever the occasion, to share remarkable activities we come across and tailor to our guest’s information inquiries. Find more of what you are looking for on our blog.

We wish you a gorgeous Valentines day however you decide to celebrate.