Touring William and Kate's London
Curious about where the royals hang out? Hoping to have your own "Spotted!" moment with Prince William and Kate Middleton? Some enterprising companies are gearing up to help you out -- for a fee.
The Mirror had an article this week on one tour company launching a Royal Wedding Walk. Starting Sunday, fans can pay £15 to take "a walking trip around locations that helped 'define the next royal golden couple'."
The article didn't list all the stops but noted that sites include Garrard, the jeweler that made the Princess Diana/Kate Middleton engagement ring, and Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate are to marry, "plus more offbeat locations like the offices of Kate's great-grandad, nightclub Mahiki and a branch of Jigsaw." [Mahiki is a Polynesian-themed nightclub in Mayfair popular with young royals. Jigsaw is a British store -- Americans, think Anthropologie -- for which Kate worked a few years ago.] The tour, reported to last two and a half hours, will be "aimed firmly at American tourists," according to the Mirror.
Not interested in walking? The OfftoLondon site is touting a three-hour "William & Kate -- The Royal Wedding Tour" in one of the city's iconic black cabs. Those willing to pay £255 (per vehicle, not per person) can ride "through the streets that our love struck couple have wandered, clubs bars, restaurants, we shall see them all, the places where William and Kate have lived and worked."
Now, we don't know what information the OfftoLondon or walking-tour guides may provide. But given that the locations are likely to be 1) open to the public and 2) heavily cited in media reports, we suspect that interested royal watchers could do what we did -- invest in some free Internet research and devise their own lists.
We'll suggest possible stops in a future post; ideas are welcome in the comments.
| December 28, 2010; 7:59 PM ET
Categories: Kate Middleton, Media coverage, Prince William, Royal family, Travel | Tags: Autumn Brewington
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