Travel around the UK like royalty this Jubilee weekend


You may not live in the lap of luxury like the Queen, but you can take advantage of Jubilee weekend to travel like royalty all around the UK.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace on a sunny spring day. Image credit: Hailey Wagner/Unsplash

With the Jubilee weekend upon us, Blacklane is on hand to make some travel suggestions that incorporate the historic and cultured past of the United Kingdom – something for the discerning among us. The Royal history of the British Isles is preserved forever in the castles, estates, and parks that fall under their jurisdiction, and these can be seen in every corner of the land.

London

It may seem somewhat obvious, but those hoping to visit some of the most prominent historical landmarks in the country could do worse than to start in its capital. Being such a large city, it might make sense to sort your day-to-day travel in advance of your trip. Downloading the Blacklane app to enjoy a reliable limousine service in London will give you the daily stability you need to focus on the more important facets of your trip.

Buckingham Palace is perhaps the most immediately identifiable palace on the planet. With its Bearskin-hatted guards, wrought iron gates, and iconic royal balcony, the building is visited by over half a million people every year. It may surprise you to know that there is far more to do than stand before the gates and snap a few pictures.

The Queen’s official London residence opens its doors for ten weeks every year, allowing visitors to explore the magnificent State Rooms. The Garden is also an element of the tour, meaning you can view the beautiful Herbaceous Border, the summer house, the Waterloo Vase, and Rose Garden. Tennis aficionados will be treated to the sight of the Palace tennis court, where King George VI had his famous match with Fred Perry (yes, that Fred Perry).

Birmingham

The United Kingdom’s second city has a reputation for gritty pragmatism and industry, and might not be the first place you’d guess to be home to a Royal Ballet. However, the Birmingham Royal Ballet is renowned throughout the world as one of the five major ballet companies in the country, and is absolutely worth a visit if you’re in town for a scheduled run. 

Such a cultured night could be kicked off with a bus ride or by hailing down a local taxi cab, but with an esteemed Birmingham chauffeur hire from Blacklane, you can ensure that every aspect of your evening will live long in the memory. Your immaculately attired chauffeur will arrive fifteen minutes before the agreed time, opening the door for you before delivering you directly to your destination.

Elsewhere, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to one of the most splendid Pre-Raphaelite collections in the world, certainly a palace where you can while away the hours. There are rewards for history buffs too, with examples of Ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian artifacts from a range of epochs.

Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city (though not the capital), is one bursting at the seams with history and tradition. Spending time in Glasgow is always a pleasure, and it’s a city in which you’ll want to make every minute count. A trusted car service from Glasgow with Blacklane means you can streamline your trip, maximizing every moment you have in town. 

Glasgow Cathedral is perhaps Scotland’s best preserved example of medieval architecture. While much of the current building dates from a major rebuilding in the 13th Century, the first stone was laid in the year 1136, in the presence of David I. You can walk the ground without booking a guided tour, and the proximity to the well-developed city center means you’re not too far from some of the finest array of restaurants in the country. 

Glasgow is famed for its population – affable, proud, and quite often hilarious. Indeed, the city’s modern motto is “People Make Glasgow”, so in this vein a visit to the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens may be in order. The building tells the story of Glasgow’s people from 1750 to the present day, a reflection of the social reality of history that can quite often be ignored in favor of kings, queens, and politicians. 

Whatever you plan to do with your time in the United Kingdom during this Jubilee weekend, a Blacklane service is on hand to take care of the technical details of your travel. You may not have had the good fortune to be born into the Royal lap of luxury, but there’s no reason you can’t travel like them. Book in advance to enjoy standards and professionalism of the absolute highest caliber.