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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Experience Tripadvisor's Best UK Attraction 2023. Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour of five decks (available in over 30 languages).

Tripadvisor's Best UK Attraction 2023, Best UK Attraction (Which magazine readers) and Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best award winner 

Visit this award-winning attraction, just two miles from Edinburgh's city centre at Ocean Terminal.  The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to some of the world’s most famous people, from Nelson Mendela to Winston Churchill, but above all was home for the British Royal Family for over 40 years. Now you can discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

You'll receive a truly warm welcome at Britannia's Visitor Centre before you board this famous ship where you will discover the history of Royal Yachts and view displays and historical photographs of Britannia's fascinating past before boarding Queen Elizabeth II's former floating palace.

What will you see?

  • Tour Britannia’s five decks
  • Feel like the captain of the ship in the Bridge
  • Follow in the footsteps of Royalty through the State Apartments
  • See Queen Elizabeth II's favourite room- the Sun Lounge
  • Discover below decks in the Crew’s Quarters
  • Admire a tour highlight, the gleaming Engine Room
  • Take in the Royal Sailing Exhibition
  • Enjoy soups, sandwiches, cakes and scones in the Royal Deck Tearoom and admire the stunning waterfront views.

The tour is available in:

  • Audio handset tour, available in over 30 languages
  • Children’s audio tour
  • Audio tour for those with sight loss
  • ASL and BSL tablet
  • Braille script ​​​​​​ ​​​​​

Complete the Britannia experience with a visit to the  Gift Shop in Ocean Terminal, where you’ll find exclusive Britannia souvenirs, china, toys, gifts and nautical items.

Berthed just moments away, Britannia's sister ship, floating hotel Fingal, offers 22 luxurious cabins inspired by the former Northern Lighthouse Board tender's rich maritime heritage. For further information, visit Fingal's website .


-  All weather experience -  Highly accessible for wheelchair users, single buggies and those with limited mobility. Read our accessibility statement here . -  Free Annual Pass for 12 months admission included -  The entrance to Britannia is temporarily on the Ground Floor of Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

How to get here?

By tram: Take the tram to stop 'Ocean Terminal' (Newhaven direction).

By bus:  Regal Tour Bus and Lothian Buses 10, 16, 34 and 35 run from the city centre towards Ocean Terminal. Majestic Tour buses depart regularly from Waterloo Place / St Andrew Square in the centre of Edinburgh. The Majestic Tour is operated by Edinburgh Bus Tours .

By train:  Arrive in the city centre at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, just 2 miles from Britannia. 

By car: Follow signs to Edinburgh and Leith or North Edinburgh. Then follow brown tourist signs for Britannia. Free car parking at Ocean Terminal (level C is nearest). For satnav our postcode is EH6 6JJ. Go inside the shopping centre for Britannia’s entrance and the start of the tour. By plane: Britannia is approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh Airport.

For further information on finding Britannia, please see here .  


Please check the Britannia website for full opening times and prices. EVENING EVENTS Exclusive dinners and receptions can be hosted on board. Call our events team on +44 (0) 131 555 8800 and see how we can create your event of a lifetime, or visit the events section of our website .

PRIVATE TOURS A private tour on board The Royal Yacht Britannia is an exclusive experience, giving you access to Britannia’s five decks, and a unique insight into the history of the Royal Yacht and how the Royal Family and crew lived and worked on board. Both Morning and Evening tours are available. Call our events team on +44 (0) 131 555 8800 or for more information visit click here . PRESERVING BRITANNIA Britannia is cared for by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust , a self-funding charity registered in Scotland (SC028070). By visiting Britannia you will be helping us to preserve this important piece of history for future generations.

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  • Lift or stairlift
  • Large print, braille or audio
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair access throughout
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs or mobility aids provided
  • Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Dietary Options

  • Gluten Free

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  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Public Toilet Facilities
  • Lunch Available
  • Licensed Bar
  • Cafe or Restaurant

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  • American Express
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  • Sea/Loch View

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Alexandra Dock, Leith, Edinburgh,  EH6 7DX - Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)131 357 5000

Afternoon Tea

The ultimate indulgence.

This most decadent and dainty of British traditions is enjoyed on board Fingal with a backdrop of exquisite Art Deco interiors.

Enjoy a range of the finest teas followed by a selection of perfectly formed sandwiches. Take a seat under the shimmering ceiling and indulge in exquisite savoury and sweet delicacies.

Add some sparkle to the occasion with a glass of Champagne or two and allow the views of Leith Docks to entertain you, like an ever-changing image.

Pre-booking required.

Opening hours

Served 7 days, 12.30pm - 3.30pm Advance reservation required.

(Jan-May & Sept-Nov, served Wednesday-Sunday)

£55 per person

Include a glass of Champagne: £70

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THE 10 BEST Restaurants Near Royal Yacht Britannia

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The Emperor

  • “Cuisine fit for...an emperor!” 22/02/2024
  • “Excellent food and service” 17/01/2024

Royal Deck Tearoom

  • “ A superb experience! ” 14/05/2024
  • “ Poor service and automatic ser... ” 09/04/2024

Zizzi - Leith

  • “ Scamm ” 04/04/2024
  • “ Needs more staff ” 10/11/2023


  • “ So gooood ” 10/03/2022
  • “ Delicious Food! ” 16/01/2022

Nando's Edinburgh - Ocean Terminal

  • “ Nice Taste, poor service, high... ” 01/05/2024
  • “ Nando’s has gone downhill ” 14/04/2024

Frankie & Benny's

  • “ Midweek Lunch Treat ” 24/04/2024
  • “ Fantastic food and great servi... ” 15/04/2024

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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

  • “Excellent spot with outstanding service thanks to Nico and Rae” 16/05/2024
  • “mushroom heaven and wonderful staff” 16/05/2024

Costa Coffee

  • “ Good service ” 06/09/2022
  • “ Good coffee in spacious, clean... ” 22/07/2022

Starbucks Ocean Terminal

  • “ Polite and friendly service. A... ” 14/03/2024
  • “ Great! ” 08/12/2022

Pizza Express

  • “ Pizza Express Party ” 25/09/2023
  • “ Never ever again ” 20/08/2023

Wagamama Edinburgh Ocean Terminal

  • “ Well worth a visit ” 04/06/2023
  • “ Good food and service ” 07/09/2022

The Kitchin

  • “ A perfect evening! ” 16/05/2024
  • “ Wonderful lunch time visit ” 09/05/2024

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  • “Tastebuds still buzzing” 16/05/2024
  • “Well worth finding in Forth Street” 29/04/2024

Cafe Domenico

  • “ Party of 10 ” 20/04/2024
  • “ Lovely find in Leith ” 08/04/2024

Roseleaf Bar Cafe

  • “ Brunch ” 07/05/2024
  • “ Wickedly good ” 07/05/2024

Kezban Mediterranean Restaurant

  • “ Best Turkish in town ” 13/04/2024
  • “ Nice Turkish food ” 09/04/2024

The Haven Cafe

  • “ Lovely service, surrounds and... ” 03/05/2024
  • “ Well Worth the Journey from th... ” 18/03/2024

teuchters landing

  • “ Great vibe, good beer and simp... ” 02/05/2024
  • “ Delicious! ” 26/04/2024

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Mamma's American Pizza

  • “Vegan and Gluten Free” 27/04/2024
  • “A Pizza lovers dream come true.” 22/04/2024

Hemingway's Edinburgh

  • “ You must eat here…! ” 11/05/2024
  • “ Rush for a reason… Delicious! ” 28/04/2024

The Shore

  • “ Delicious! ” 14/05/2024
  • “ Lovely food - felt like we wer... ” 07/04/2024


  • “ A truly amazing dining experie... ” 11/05/2024
  • “ Well worth a visit! ” 25/04/2024

Mintleaf Restaurant

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  • “ Outstanding food ” 14/05/2024

Cafe Marmalade

  • “ Great breakfast ” 28/04/2024
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Tattu Edinburgh

  • “Neat spot!” 16/05/2024
  • “Food glorious food….” 15/05/2024

Britannia Spice

  • “ Good food ruined by service an... ” 14/05/2024
  • “ Still "The Best in Scotland" ” 13/05/2024

The Ship on the Shore

  • “ Very tasty seafood ” 29/04/2024
  • “ Good location and great staff... ” 28/04/2024

Restaurant Martin Wishart

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  • “ First star visit , not what I... ” 27/04/2024

The Little Chartroom

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  • “ Lovely evening out!! ” 24/04/2024


  • “ Fantastic Tapas and Lovely St... ” 23/04/2024
  • “ Best tapas ever ” 20/04/2024

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  • “When, Not if, IYKYK” 10/05/2024
  • “Superb Michelin standard meal” 05/05/2024

The King's Wark

  • “ You should try this place ” 05/05/2024
  • “ Best meal of our trip to Edinb... ” 03/05/2024


  • “ Must go! ” 24/03/2024
  • “ Unbelievable sandwiches ” 28/01/2024

Rishi's Indian Aroma

  • “ Excellent all round ” 12/05/2024
  • “ Fantastic! ” 12/05/2024

Newhaven Harbour Bistro, Edinburgh

  • “ Definitely recommend ” 03/05/2024
  • “ Lovely place, great food ” 06/04/2024

Nobles Cafe Bar & Restaurant

  • “ Good food, average service. ” 14/05/2024
  • “ Another great lunch ” 11/05/2024

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La Garrigue

  • “Another good lunch” 09/02/2024
  • “Another excellent dining experience at La Garrigue!” 25/01/2024

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The Best 10 Indian Restaurants near The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh

Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, United Kingdom


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“Service was quick, friendly and very attentive. The food was served in traditional Indian "thalis"...”   more

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

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“Very good Indian food. We ordered chicken tikka as starter. Very well spiced and succulent pieces...”   more

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Indian Flavour

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Mother India’s Cafe

5 .  Mother India’s Cafe

“It's tremendous, setting itself up as an Indian Tapas deal, meaning you get to try a bunch of dishes...”   more

Britannia Spice

6 .  Britannia Spice

“Lovely Indian Restaurant just by Ocean Terminal. Great variety of Indian Dishes, with some more...”   more

The Pakora Bar

7 .  The Pakora Bar

“Great appetizer options. Do try the Indian chai and Moong dal rice. Very friendly people as well.”   more

Kahani Indian Restaurant

8 .  Kahani Indian Restaurant

“Absolutely without a doubt some of the most delicious Indian food I have EVER had.”   more

Desi Pakwan

9 .  Desi Pakwan

“Best Indian food I have ever had !! The food is reasonably priced, lots of different options, and...”   more

Golden Ambal

10 .  Golden Ambal

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"Have had two wonderful meals at Mother India's Cafe. Smaller plates, but decent portions for the price. I have gotten the Lamb Keema Mutter and Spicy Keema Dosa, as well as garlic naan, rice, and the Saag Paneer. All were absolutely wonderful and I wish I was eating them again right now, especially the Dosa. I will absolutely return to this place time and time again! Service is extremely quick and you get your food and drinks very soon after ordering. However, it's typically booked at busy times, so I would make a booking if you're planning to visit."

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The Crown Season 5 Filming Locations: In Detail

The Crown Season 5 Filming Locations: In Detail

The Crown Season 5 filming locations include Ardverikie, Lancaster House, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Wellington College, Cobham Hall School, Winchester College, Burghley House, Brompton Cemetery, Greenwich ORNC, Lincoln’s Inn and the London Coliseum. Further scenes were filmed on the Netflix show’s extensive sets around Elstree Studios.

As the Netflix drama moves into the 1990s, it revisits some of the established locations for the royal palaces, and adds new settings. We’re also in for a change of cast, led by Imelda Staunton as the Queen, with Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.

Marcia Warren steps in the Queen Mother, while Timothy Dalton plays Peter Townsend for a brief reunion. Dominic West takes over as Prince Charles, with Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles.

New figures for The Crown Season 5 include Mohamed Al-Fayed (Salim Daw) and his son Dodi (Khalid Abdalla), Penny Knatchbull (Natascha McElhone) and John Major (Jonny Lee Miller). Flashbacks also give us glimpses of earlier cast members and filming locations.

Where Was The Crown Season 5 Filmed?

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The Crown Season 5 was filmed in Chatham, Greenwich, the Moray Firth, Ardverikie, Knebworth, Wellington College, Brompton Cemetery, Somerley House, Eastbourne Pier, Winchester College, Wrotham Park, Lancaster House, Lincoln’s Inn, and more stunning locations.

However, with the show growing bigger each season, the number of sets at Elstree has also grown. The Britannia, royal residences and Downing Street are among the custom-built backdrops.

The Crown Series 5 Filming Locations

John brown and company shipyard.

Clock Tower Building - Chatham Dockyard

We see the ship in two eras. After Claire Foy’s Elizabeth has launched the ship, we see Imelda Staunton’s Queen at Chatham Historic Dockyard as she boards the Britannia to sail to Balmoral.

And here’s where to watch the real Britannia launch! It’s right here on the BBC Scotland News Facebook page .

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Crown Season 5 Britannia scenes were filmed on the real Royal Yacht and a replica built at Elstree Studios . The recreated top deck of the Royal Yacht’s appears in the dinner scene at the start of Episode 5. Other parts of the ship were duplicated elsewhere at the Netflix show’s Elstree base.

In an interview with Elle Décor , production designer Martin Childs confirmed the filming locations for the Britannia in Season 5 of The Crown. And it’s confirmed that the lower decks were used. We think these are the engine room scenes, which show off the machinery visible from above on the tour.

You can visit the real Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, to the north of Edinburgh. Visitors can see the real engine rooms, Prince Philip’s art supplies, family lounges and bedrooms on the now-decommissioned Britannia. There’s also a permanent Royal Deck Tea Room , if you want to dine like the royal family in the scenes from The Crown Season 5.

Balmoral Castle

Knebworth House

Interior shots for the Balmoral scenes have been filmed at Knebworth throughout the Netflix show’s run. Knebworth House confirmed that it’s a filming location for The Crown Season 5, sharing the news online the day before its release .

Knebworth’s dramatic architecture makes it a popular filming location, and The Crown’s substitute for Balmoral’s Scottish Baronial style. You can visit this location easily – check for opening days and special events! https://www.knebworthhouse.com/

The exterior belongs to Ardverikie in Newtonmore - also known as Glenbogle from Monarch of the Glen. And the surrounding land appears in the show as well.

Balmoral Estate

Balmoral scenes for The Crown Season 5 were filmed around Kinloch Laggan and Lossiemouth. Kinloch Laggan is where Ardverikie is situated, and this is a real Highland location. Like the real Balmoral Estate, it’s in the Cairngorms National Park . This year, other locations add to the landscape for loch scenes.

The Crown’s loch scenes were filmed around the Moray Firth near Lossiemouth and the Covesea Lighthouse. The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald caught Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville in costume for the scenes.

In the Season 1 Episode 1 loch scenes, Princess Margaret and the Queen spend time together in a boat on the loch.

Range Rover Scenes

Prince Philip’s driving scenes were filmed in Hertfortshire. Back in October 2021, Jonathan Pryce was spotted filming the Range Rover driving scenes - part of Prince Philip’s life outside the palace. In Season 5, we see the Duke of Edinburgh following his love of driving and of carriage racing.

Lowther Horse Show

According to the Stamford Mercury , the Lowther Horse Show scenes were filmed at Burghley’s grounds.

As the series goes on Prince Philip and Penny Knatchbull's friendship attracts controversy – until Prince Philip asks the Queen to give her approval. While the Netflix series raises questions about the relationship, there’s no doubt that Prince Philip was devoted to carriage racing.

The Duke of Edinburgh competed in the sport, notably the Royal Windsor Horse Show, until the early 2000s. As described in the episode, he sought it out as an alternative to polo .

Kensington Palace

Wellington College

Wellington College has been used as Kensington Palace in The Crown from Season 3 onwards. It appears again in Episode 4, “Annus Horribilis”, and other scenes involving Princess Diana. The Princess of Wales famously lived in one of the palace’s apartments after her split from Prince Charles.

London Streets

Lincoln’s Inn Fields appear in The Crown’s London street scenes as Princess Diana agrees to be interviewed for Andrew Morton’s book. The gateway is visible, along with the surrounding terraces.

Buckingham Palace

Lancaster House

Wrotham Park has been used as the Queen’s audience room since The Crown Season 1. Over the years, The Crown has filmed Buckingham Palace scenes at Wilton House, Goldsmiths Hall and Greenwich Old Royal Naval College.

The palace’s portico scenes used to be filmed in Greenwich, but have been switched for a replica in Elstree Studios. Other palace interiors are filmed on custom sets at Elstree too.

The Ritz Paris

The Crown’s Ritz hotel filming location is Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. The Rothschild mansion appears in Season 5 Episode 3 “Mou Mou”. Look out for the dining room’s mantelpiece and mirrors. This room is seen in the meeting to buy the Ritz, and later when Mohamed Al-Fayed speaks with Sydney Johnson, personal valet to the Duke of Windsor.

Of course, the real Ritz Paris has taken on a different role in the story of the Royal Family, Princess Diana, and the Al-Fayeds. But in Season 5 Episode 3, we’re focusing on the Al-Fayed patriarch’s story and love of prestigious settings.

Bois du Boulogne/Villa Windsor

The Crown’s Bois du Boulogne locations are Halton House and West Wycombe Park. Halton House appeared as the former Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson’s French retreat in the Netflix show’s earlier seasons. It makes a return in Season 5 Episode 3. Look out for the exterior as the former king trains his valet.

Halton recently appeared in Enola Holmes 2 as the Lyon family home – one of many screen moments. It was built for the Rothschilds, who still own the nearby Waddesdon Manor, and as a result they share some architectural links.

West Wycombe Park is another original Bois du Boulogne filming location from The Crown Season 1 that appears in Season 5 Episode 3. Look out for it in the interior shots as Mohamed Al-Fayed and Sydney Johnson inspect Wallis Simpson’s house after her death. Halton House’s entrance and West Wycombe Park’s as the Queen’s representative removes Edward VIII’s abdication desk and letters.

As shown in the Netflix series, Sydney Johnson worked at the house in its heyday and during its renovation. The real valet to the former Edward VIII said, of the Villa Windsor’s restoration:

“I feel on top of the world… the restoration is so authentic I expect to see the duchess stepping down the staircase asking, ‘How do I look?’” Sydney Johnson, Valet to the Duke of Windsor and Mohamed Al-Fayed

If you want to see the real Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s décor, Architectural Digest has captured it in amazing detail . Everything from the clocks to the North Persian carpets is recorded.

Look out for Harrods in the shots of Mohamed Al-Fayed looking over his newest purchase. This looks very much like the real Harrods department store in Kensington, complete with its illuminations.

The real Harrods is a fixture of Knightsbridge to this day. But the prestigious shopping destination’s relationship with the Royal Family has changed over the years.

In 2000, Prince Philip withdrew his royal warrant. The store had held royal warrants since the 1950s. But after the Duke of Edinburgh declined to renew, Mohamed Al-Fayed spoke out to say he wouldn’t seek to renew the Queen or Prince of Wales’ warrants. Harrods then-owner elaborated:

“We are proud of the Harrods reputation as the world’s finest store and we naturally welcome discerning shoppers from all over the world… The royal family, with the exception of Prince Philip, are welcome to shop at Harrods at any time.” Mohamed Al-Fayed

Sydney Johnson’s Grave

The Crown cemetery location for Sydney Johnson’s grave is Brompton Cemetery in London. In The Crown, we see Mohamed Al-Fayed paying his respects over the gravestone. The engraving reads Sydney Johnson, Valet to the King.

Brompton Cemetery opened in 1840, and is still a working cemetery to this day. But it’s also a Grade I-listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens and a precious green space. You can find guides to the well-known figures who are buried there, and popular walking routes, on the Royal Parks website.

Moscow Streets

The Netflix show’s Moscow scenes were filmed in Bradford. In The Crown Season 5, the Queen’s car is seen driving through the streets of the Russian capital, actually Bradford’s Forster Square area.

The Telegraph and Argus caught filming in progress , with Russian signage appearing on Holdsworth Street, Canal Road and Valley Road.

Windsor Castle

Look out for Burghley Castle as The Crown’s Windsor Castle location in Season 5. The famous Windsor Castle fire scenes were filmed at Burghley, and smoke billowing over its roof . A replica of one of its rooms was also used as a fire-damaged Windsor in scenes of the Queen and Prince Philip surveying the damage.

Burghley also provides St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle after the repairs. It appears in the scenes of Prince William and the Queen having tea at Windsor during his time at Eton. Look out for it again when the Queen and Director General of the BBC have a tough conversation after Martin Bashir’s interview is screened.

You can visit this Crown location – check the opening dates for the house, grounds and restaurant.

Guildhall Jubilee Lunch

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Look out for the exterior of the ORNC buildings at the opening of the episode, as the Queen exits the car. She is seen walking into the Painted Hall, climbing the steps to its distinctive black and white floor.

The artwork has a royal theme of its own. Among the scenes depicted around the Painted Hall, you’ll find the accessions of William and Mary, and George I. And you can indeed find the paintings for yourself, because it’s open to the public – check the website for current admission details .

The Queen really did make her famed “annus horribilis” comment during the Guildhall Jubilee Lunch . In reality, the Ruby Jubilee banquet on 24th November 1992 took place just days after the fire at Windsor Castle.

The real Guildhall , with its 600-year-old Great Hall, is the home of the Corporation of the City of London, who hosted the event. While it didn’t appear in this episode of The Crown, it is a popular filming location in its own right.

The Eton town and school locations in The Crown are Winchester College in Hampshire and the Cobham Hall School in Kent. Prince William’s car passes the entrance to the Winchester College in Season 5 Episode 7, “No Woman’s Land”, before the press call.

Winchester was founded in 1382, pipping Eton to the post by about 60 years. Princes William and Harry’s former school was founded in 1440, on the banks of the Thames. As seen in The Crown when the Queen considers inviting William for tea, Eton sits just on the edge of Windsor.

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Kent’s Cobham Hall School appears in glimpses of Eton’s courtyard and interior shots. Look out for the Gravesend school in the press call and William’s lesson on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

It was confirmed as a filming location by Visit Kent , along with other local spots appearing in the likes of Enola Holmes 2 . While Eton is an all-boys school and Winchester has only recently become co-educational, Cobham Hall is an all-girls day and boarding school.

It was founded by socialite Bhicoo Batlivala , who had attended another prestigious school, Cheltenham Ladies’ College. But the building itself boasts its own royal connections. Cobham Hall has been home to the Barons of Cobham, Earls of Lennox and Earls of Darnley. Over the centuries, the residents have hosted royalty of their era, from Elizabeth I to the Duke of Windsor.

Broadcasting House

It looks like a real glimpse of Langham Place in Season 5 Episode 8, “Gunpowder”, with CGI assistance bringing the BBC’s Broadcasting House back to the 1990s. Built in 1932 , the Broadcasting House building was later updated with the glass-lined piazza space that occasionally appears in BBC features.

Eastbourne Pier

The Crown Season 5 Episode 8 features shots of Eastbourne’s pier and seafront . Look out for several angles in quick succession at the start of the sequence before the Bashir footage is reviewed.

Eastbourne’s shingle beach is another location seen in the episode, as the race to halt or allow the broadcast begins.

The Queens Hotel

Queens Hotel, Eastbourne

Royal Variety Performance

The Royal Variety Performance scene was filmed at the London Coliseum on St Martin’s Lane in London . The London Coliseum’s exterior is seen as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the Royal Variety Performance on their wedding anniversary. The real auditorium appears as well, with shots from various angles throughout the second half of the episode.

As a side note, while the London Coliseum has hosted the event, it wasn’t the venue that year. On 19th November 1995, the day before Princess Diana’s interview with Martin Bashir aired, the Royal Variety Performance was held at the London Dominion.

The Queen and Prince Philip would have watched acts including Cirque du Soleil, Allan Stewart, Des O’Connor, Riverdance and Elaine Paige. Thanks to the Royal Variety Charity’s archive, you can check out the line-up right here .

Prince Charles’ Hong Kong scenes were filmed in London’s West End . The area already has a strong connection to China and Hong Kong, through local expat communities and Chinatown’s restaurants and importers.

Journals and essays written by King Charles III were shared with the press after he took the final trip in the Royal Yacht Britannia. In the texts , he wrote about his thoughts on the journey itself and the Hong Kong handover.

The Theatre

Lyceum Theatre, London

While the Princess of Wales’ fashion choices influenced the costumes shown in The Crown, they don’t appear at the same events. As Yahoo Life UK point out, the blue dress Diana is seen wearing to Swan Lake harks back to a Jaques Azagury dress she wore to an event at the Serpentine Gallery in 1995.

The Crown’s Highgrove location is the Somerley Estate in Dorset. Somerley appeared in Season 4 as Highgrove, and is also set to reappear in Season 6. Filming took place in October 2022 , before Season 5 had arrived on Netflix.

While Somerley isn’t open to the public, you can stay at this Crown location. There are holiday lets on the estate – or you can host a wedding or special event at the house. https://somerley.com/ That said, you can visit the real Highgrove gardens . In fact, King Charles III’s private residence in Gloucestershire has hosted garden tours for 25 years.

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WATCH: Queen Elizabeth was the first British monarch to visit Russia

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On Oct 17, 1994, Queen Elizabeth II became the first ruling British monarch to set foot on Russian soil.

As the eyes of the world are on Russia and the invasion of Ukraine, which has caused I migration of refugees unlike anything seen since World War II, we thought it interesting to look back at the October 1994 of Queen Elizabeth II to the Kremlin, by invitation of the then Russian President Boris Yeltsin.

In 1994 the Queen made a three-day visit to Russia. Three years before had seen the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when Yeltsin took office. His hope was that Her Royal Majesty's visit would strengthen the trade relationship with Britain and the Western World. 

Yeltsin's spokesman, Vyacheslav Kostikov, said at the time "We realize that the British queen would never have visited a Communist country."

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Personally, 1994 was also a difficult time for the Queen personally as her son, Prince Charles, had separated from Princess Diana, just two years earlier. A biography of the Prince, by Jonathan Dimbleby, had caused a media frenzy over comments made by Charles with relation to his relationship with his mother and father, Prince Philip. 

The Queen and Prince Philip landed in Moscow on Oct 17, 1994. They were then taken to the Kremlin where they were greeted by Yeltsin and his wife, Naina. The Royal pair were also treated to a special performance of the Bolshoi Ballet.

The climax of the tour was a state banquet given on the final evening by the Queen aboard the royal yacht Britannia which had sailed to St. Petersburg to meet the royal party. 

They left Russia on Oct 20 and broke the journey home by visiting Finland. 

Since 1994 some members of the Royal family have visited Russia, including Princess Anne. She visited in 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic convoys from the United Kingdom during World War II. Prince Charles also Russia in 2003. This visit resulted in a return invitation to President Vladimir Putin to visit Britain later that year.

Check out some AP footage of the Queen having dinner at the Kremlin:

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King of romania serves a dessert of delicately steamed apples, almonds and marmalade .

The King of Romania entertained guests at his Peleș Castle i n 1894 with a very British offering of roast partridges with bread sauce. For dessert guests were treated to Pommes à la Nesselrode made from apples, powdered macaroons and marmalade.

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Edward VII Banquets Aboard the Royal Yacht in Ireland - 1907

Aboard the Royal Yacht, the King's chefs desperately tried to assuage the royal temper with delicacies of quail breast mixed with truffles and calve sweetbreads dressed in Madeira sauce. Edward VII was fuming as he docked in Ireland to find the Crown Jewels of Ireland had just been stolen.

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King Albert I of Saxony hosts a Royal Banquet for the winners of the Berlin-Vienna Race 

In 1892 the King of Saxony throws a royal banquet for the winners of a gruelling 570 km horse race between Berlin and Vienna. The royal chefs  prepare an elaborate 'restorative tonic',  Consommé Ollio , made from partridges, hens, hare legs, veal, ham hocks, a shoulder of mutton and a leg of beef along with “a few carcasses of chicken and pheasant”  .

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" S isi " attends an imperial ball in Croatia

In 1869 the legendary "Sisi", Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, attends an Imperial Ball in Zagreb alongside her husband, Emperor Franz Joseph.  Spit-roasted roebuck kidney served with redcurrant jelly are the highlight of the menu. 

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The Royal Christmas Dinner

After roast turkey with sage and chestnut stuffing, Queen Eliza beth II enjoyed iced-gingerbreads with oranges in syrup for her Christmas lunch while, 130 years earlier,  Queen Victoria proved it is not ‘low brow’ to serve Christmas ‘leftovers’ for up to a week after the royal banquet. Her Majesty’s yuletide offerings included a whole stuffed wild  boar's head that arrived as a gift from the German Emperor; and a giant woodco ck pie from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Prussian Prince hosts legendary 'Round Table Dinners'  at his Dreilinden Hunting Palace

Tucked away in thick forest at an unassuming hunting palace, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia hosted his legendary dinner parties known as the Round Table of Dreilinden (Die Tafelrunde von Dreilinden). At this dinner in 1876, the Prince serves truffled pigeon breasts ahead of a dessert of woodruff ice-cream. 

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" That woman ", the Duchess of Windsor, hosts a small dinner party in Paris

In 1974 the widowed Duchess of Windsor entertains at her home in the Bois de Boulogne, near Paris. A homely dinner of curried crabs, roast chicken, and pastries with caramel ice-cream are served to the Duchess’s guests, in her twilight years, before she became a virtual recluse.

Roast Peacock & Masqu arade Balls with the Queen of Portugal

Queen Maria Pia of Portugal had a love of masquerade balls and was a superb dinner host. In 1899 roast peacock, decorated in full plumage with their fanned tails and mounted heads spiked on their long necks, were the centrepiece of this banquet at the Palace of Ajuda.

Six servants carry a giant stuffed sturgeon to the Tsar’s banquet table

Within days of the outbreak of World War One, French President Raymond Poincaré arrives at the Peterhof as the guest of the Russian Emperor. Six servants lug gold platters to each table with a giant stuffed sturgeon served cold with crayfish-tails, gherkins and olives. 

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 King George VI's Coronation Banquet offers guests stuffed quails on a bed of pineapple granita

Buckingham Palace is the venue for this banquet to celebrate the imminent Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Royal chefs have delicately prepared a dish of quails to be served life-like with their heads re-attached and eye-balls made from truffles.

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King Ludwig II impresses his guests with a royal banquet that starts with Lapwing eggs served in watercress butter

The annual Feast of the High Order of the Knights of St. George was the highpoint in the calendar of the Bavarian Royal Court. The extravagant and eccentric King Ludwig II sat on the throne beneath his white and gold silk canopy as lapwing eggs dripping in butter and sprinkled with watercress were served alongside partridge consommé. The appropriately named dessert of Gâteaux á la St George concluded a banquet that featured roast legs of wild boar; and whole lobsters dressed in a caper sauce.

The Pope's dinner guests at the Vatican treated to woodcock mousse with truffles

The Vatican was at its hospitable best in 1903 when it hosted this regal dinner for guests attending the Silver Jubilee of Pope Leo XIII’s Pontificate. The papal guests were wowed with delectable treats such as Délices de bécasses à la gelée , made from woodcock, truffles, foie-gras and pounded woodcock intestines. 

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The Dowager Tsarina hosts a Kremlin banquet to celebrate the defeat of Napoléon

Crates of the world’s most prized peaches, Pêches de Montreuil , were carefully transported from Paris to Moscow in 1912, to make the dessert for this imperial banquet held at the Kremlin.  It was the 100th anniversary of the Russian defeat of Napoléon, and the Romanov imperial family were intent on hosting a celebration party to be remembered by all. 

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Tsar Alexander II Banquets at Windsor Castle - 1874

“I wore diamonds on my dress and my coronet of diamonds with my veil” , recounted Queen Victoria, as she took the arm of Tsar Alexander II and entered St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle for this glittering banquet in 1874. German Gugelhupf cakes dripping in apricot sauce were served for dessert after a dinner that included partridge croquettes with orange sauce.

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Hare mousse & whole truffles poached in Champagne feature at King Edward VII's hunting dinner at Windsor Castle 

After a weekend of hunting on the Windsor estates, members of the Danish royal family joined King Edward VII for this dinner that included whole truffles poached in Champagne before being roasted and drenched in butter; and served in linen serviettes embroidered with the King’s monogram. 

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Princess Tenisheva  serves the finest Russian caviar to visiting royals at the Exposition Universelle, 1900

There was a hint of  Russian' smugness at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris when their homegrown Champagne beat all the French contenders to win the Grand Prix de Champagne .  It was only fitting then, that Princess Tenisheva upped the ante further with this princely banquet that started with Russian caviar and concluded with a dessert of pineapple macerated in white rum with apricot ice-creams shaped and sized as the real fruit.

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Tutti-Frutti ice-cream concludes an 1886 royal lunch for the exiled Queen Isabella II of Spain

In her sprawling Paris palace the exiled Queen Isabella II of Spain hosts a nine course lunch in 1886 that concludes with Tutti-Frutti ice-cream - the trendy flavoured dessert of the late 1880s made from crystallised fruits steeped in Kirsch.

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Winston Churchill and the German Emperor dine together on roe-deer casserole and goose livers in Port jelly

Long before he was Prime Minister, a 31 year-old Winston Churchill was a personal guest of the German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, at this banquet at the royal palace in Breslau (Wrocław) in 1906.

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Kaiser Wilhelm I hosts a royal banquet for the first ever sitting of the Reichstag, 1871

The Prussians had just defeated France in the Franco-Prussian war, but still the menu for the German Emperor was written in french and the banquet created by master french chef, Urbain Dubois.  Woodcocks and black grouse dressed in creamed watercress accompanied medallions of foie-gras ringed with a Port reduction as the Kaiser heaped his imperial largesse on members of the first ever Reichstag.

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Luncheon for the Order of the Garter hosted by King George VI

In 1937 the newly crowned King George VI hosts a luncheon at Windsor Castle for the Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. In the grandeur of the Waterloo Chamber the Knights enjoy a banquet that includes the specially created Chaudfroid de Poulet à la Jarretière.

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Platters of Sterlets in White wine feature at imperial romanov banquet

An imperial family spat was well underway as the Romanovs gathered at Pavlovlsk Palace in 1886 for this banquet hosted by the Tsar’s uncle, Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich. No amount of culinary largess, even if it did include sterlets baked in white wine with truffles, was going to appease the seething towards the Grand Duke’s guest and nephew, Tsar Alexander III.

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Royal Banquet for the King of Portugal

Before his name became synonymous with regicide, King Carlos I of Portugal had a reputation as a gourmand. At this dinner in 1903 His Most Faithfull Majesty serves the visiting King of Spain a 10-course farewell dinner that includes a complex dish of beef tournedos garnished with glazed lamb sweetbreads, cockscombs and truffles that were then smothered in a Champagne, ham and mushroom sauce.

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The Khedive of Egypt hosts a Palace Buffet of Snipe, Pheasants & Woodcocks - 1896

The 21 year-old Khedive Abbas II of Egypt hosts a Palace Ball and Buffet in 1896 that betrays his love of shooting and eating game birds. Eighteen elaborate dishes are laid out at Cairo's Abdine Palace that include grouse, quails, snipe, woodcocks, pheasants and young turkeys.

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Prussian Prince serves guests a delicate mousse made from tiny thrushes

After plates of lobsters dressed with a butter and red pepper sauce, Prince Albert of Prussia spoilt his guests at his Berlin palace with a delicately flavoured mousse made from the breast of the tiny thrush.

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Dazzling Banquets of the Grand Duchess who later became a Saint

A quarter of a century before revolution curtailed the splendor of Imperial Russia, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorvna dazzled her guests with balls and banquets before she embraced a pious life as a vegetarian nun who would later be canonised. Along with her husband Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, the imperial couple served breakfasts of jellied grouse, traditionally Russian Kournik pie and even glacéed chestnuts with strawberry ice-cream before midday.

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Bismarck's last hurrah to throw a banquet to entice the Emperor's favour 

This 1890 banquet hosted by Otto von Bismarck served as a swansong for his 19-year grip on the German' Imperial Chancellery. Media was aflutter as Kaiser Wilhelm II arrived as the guest of honour at Prince Bismarck’s Berlin' residence for this dinner of roast roebuck, turbot in tarragon sauce and platters of oysters especially shipped in from Whitstable in the south of England.

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Pastries piped full of lobster & truffle mousse  served at Habsburg Banquet  

In 1891 the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, Kaiser Franz Joseph, entertains the Royal Family of Saxony at Vienna's Hofburg Palace . The gala dinner starts  with dishes of lobster and truffle mousse and foie-gras stuffed larks before a main course of roast pheasants with artichokes followed by a dessert of bite-sized strawberry ice-creams, shaped as the actual fruit, filled with a centre of white-coffee ice-cream.

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Windsor Castle Menu for Queen Victoria's Funeral

In 1901 the new King lays out a Windsor Castle buffet lunch for the royal family’s guests attending the funeral of Queen Victoria.

1890 Luncheon for Prince Albert I of Monaco

Coddled eggs with mussels & truffles started this 1890 princely luncheon for Albert I of Monaco.

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Riofrio Chorizo concludes the dinner for King Alfonso XIII of Spain 

At the beginning of the 20th century, King Alfonso XIII serves his royal guests homeland treats such as Chorizo de Riofrio and roast partridges marinated in the finest Spanish sherry alongside classical French dishes. A revolving door of head royal chefs led to an eclectic mix of dishes at the King's table.

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1884 Birthday Banquet for 16 year-old Tsesarevich  

As members of the Romanov imperial family gathered at the Winter Palace to celebrate the 16th birthday of the Tsesarevich, who had just officially become heir to the Russian throne, the imperial chef was finalising the touches on the whole stuffed salmon-trouts that were to be baked in red wine before being garnished with sautéed roe, truffles and poached crayfish. Following that came the small pastries filled with lark’s breasts before the grand platters of roast woodcocks, great snipe and prized ducklings from Rouen were carried to the table.

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Marinated Elk with Truffles and Goose Liver served by Romanov' Grand Duchess

Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna hosts a  winters' day lunch in 1884 of marinated elk dressed in a ragout of truffles and goose-livers following a timbale of sturgeon, caviar and crayfish. The Grand Duchess was Tsar Alexander III's sister-in-law and made her home, Vladimir Palace along the embankment in St. Petersburg, an epicentre of Romanov imperial social life.

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Imperial Banquet for the Wedding of the Kaiser's Daughter

This 1913 banquet was the last social event King George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II attended together before each led their country against the other in World War I. They dined on turtle soup, spit-roasted saddles of venison and turbot dressed in oysters and truffles.

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Banquets of Russia's Princely Yusupov Family

Before their name became synonymous with the murder of Rasputin, the Princely House of Yusupov was associated with some of the most decadent banquets of imperial Russia. The beautiful Princess Zinaida serves guests a soup garnished with the poached marrow from the spine of a sturgeon before platters of spit-roasted ortolans arrive smothered in creamed watercress.

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Royal Wedding Banquets

Explore the menus from Imperial and Royal Wedding banquets from Queen Victoria, Edward VII, the Habsburg family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the German Kaiser and the royal courts of Sweden and Egypt.

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Calf's Head delicacy served at the 1857 Banquet for the future Emperor of Mexico

Tête de Veau en Tortue , a Middle Ages' delicacy of calf's head poached in wine, was served to guests at this 1857 dinner during a tour of Venice by the future Emperor Maximilian of Mexcio and his wife, Archduchess Charlotte. 

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Roast Swan served by King Edward VII

The future King Edward VII serves guests especially reared 6 month-old spit-roasted swans accompanied with hot redcurrant jelly. The dish appears as Cygne á la Windsor on this 1890s dinner menu for the host; who was then still the Prince of Wales. 


Empress Sadako of Japan Serves Plum Pudding & Roast Snipe in 1925

At the Meiji Palace in 1925, the Empress of Japan serves roast snipes in a cognac and foie-gras sauce courtesy of the Imperial Chef, Akiyama Tokuzō (秋山徳蔵), who trained under the guidance of Auguste Escoffier.

King George V hosts Balmoral Ball & Midnight Supper in 1912

Royal “finger food” including grouse pies, lobster medallions, champagne jellies and rosettes of partridge breast were served alongside a rather common sounding ‘assortment of sandwiches’, at this midnight supper at Balmoral Castle in 1912.

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Birthday Banquet for King Ludwig II of Bavaria 

In 1882 "Mad King Ludwig" offers his guests a refreshing woodruff sorbet between courses of venison sausages; stuffed partridges wrapped in bacon and drizzled in a truffle sauce; poached goose livers; and fried capon served with a traditional german potato salad made with gherkins.

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Quails with truffles and walnut & orange ice-cream served at 1907 banquet hosted by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

A banquet of turtle consommé with sautéed sweetbreads followed by saddles of wild boar roasted with juniper berries, and quails with truffles, was offered at this palace banquet in 1907 by the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The Queen’s guests were the delegates attending the second International Peace Conference instigated by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

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His Majesty's 'Yacht Racing Hamper'

A giant royal hamper consisting of pigeon-pies, pressed tongue, and chicken breasts poached in white wine and sautéed with truffles was prepared by royal chefs as a sailing hamper for King George V in 1935. This would be the last time the King would race his personal yacht, Britannia , at the annual Cowes regatta.

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German Emperor Serves Giant Blue Carp at Palace Banquet

Giant 'blue' carp, measuring over a metre long, drizzled in a classically German beer sauce featured at this banquet hosted by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany at his palace at Potsdam.

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1917 Banquet for Charles I of Austria-Hungary

War-time food rationing  was put on hold in 1917 when two Emperors came together for this lunch of chestnut soup; roast pheasants served with a 1906 Heidsieck Champage; and salmon dressed in a Bearnaise sauce. 

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Franz Joseph & 'Sissi' host Wedding Banquet at Hofburg Palace

In 1881 the Emperor of Austria-Hungary and his famous wife Empress "Sissi" had no idea this wedding banquet for their son was the start of one of the most tragic history-altering marriages in Europe. Imperial chefs at Vienna's Hofburg Palace prepared stuffed woodcocks garnished with truffles and cocks' combs; pastries filled with a purée of lark’s breasts; and an elborate pudding of pig’s kidney with prunes steeped in red wine and then flamed in rum, for the  wedding of the man who was supposed  to one day become Emperor.

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Turtle Soup, Roast Larks & Stuffed Wild Boar's Head Served by Duke

In 1870 the Duke of Cambridge served spit-roasted larks and haunches of roast venison alongside a whole stuffed wild boar’s head set in a mountain of aspic jelly to guests at his Piccadilly mansion. The 16 course banquet started with turtle soup and finished with a fritters stuffed with cherries in a kirsch syrup. Today the Duke's military contribution is forever recognised with his bronze statue outside Whitehall, but this menu reveals his culinary contribution was befitting of the Duke's heritage as the grandson of King George III.

royal yacht britannia cafe menu

Tsar of Russia Serves Saddles of Venison & Rare Siberian Trout

Having survived an assassination attempt just 24 hours earlier, the Tsar of Russia had no intention of letting such trifling disturbances get in the way of this 1911 grand banquet held at the Mariyinsky Palace in Kiev. Even the infamous meddling monk Rasputin was amongst the guests that devoured saddles of venison dressed in chestnut cream with redcurrant jelly; whole trout carted in from the pristine mountainous lakes on the Russian-Mongolian boarder; and roast grouse served alongside truffle salads and stuffed artichokes. 


  1. Royal Deck Tearoom

    The menu includes speciality coffees and cocktails, tasty soups and sandwiches and mouth-watering cakes and scones, all made on board in our Royal Galley. ... *The Royal Yacht Britannia is closed on 25 December and 1 January. Last admission to the Tearoom on 24 December is 2:45pm and 31 December is 3pm. The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar, Fingal ...

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    A traditional Scottish fruit cake rich in flavour, originating in the nineteenth century. Traditional trio of Porrelli ice cream. Made by the Porrelli family in Paisley since 1925. Choose three scoops from the following selection of flavours: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, Scottish tablet and choc-mint.

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    Exclusive from The Royal Yacht Britannia, this unique gin has been crafted with 16 botanicals, each originating from a port visited by the Royal Yacht during her 44 years at sea. SOFT DRINKS Britannia Iced Tea £3.90 Freshly made on board by our Royal Deck Baristas. Bon Accord Ginger Beer, 275ml £3.90

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    The Royal Yacht Britannia, Tripadvisor's Best UK Attraction 2023 ... with speciality teas or coffees in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Deck Tearoom during your visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia. Choose from our menu of soups, sandwiches, cakes and scones, all made on board. ...

  5. Royal Yacht Britannia

    Step aboard Queen Elizabeth II's former floating palace and experience this iconic attraction for yourself. Rated Tripadvisor's No.1 UK Attraction (AGAIN), Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world…Royal Deck Tearoom. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. Lothian Bus services from Edinburgh city centre are - 10, 16, 34 ...


    BREAKFAST MENU SERVED FROM 9AM UNTIL 11AM FRUITS, GRAINS & SEEDS Fruit Fusion £8.50 A selection of melon and berries with pineapple, kiwi and fruit syrup With yogurt £9.00 Granola £8.50 Maple & honey roasted Granola with yogurt, fresh fruit and berries Chia Pudding £8.00

  7. ROYAL DECK TEAROOM, Edinburgh

    Claimed. Review. Share. 76 reviews #648 of 1,596 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ British Vegetarian Friendly Gluten Free Options. Ocean Drive Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Scotland +44 131 555 8800 Website Menu. Closed now : See all hours.

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    6 reviews of Royal Deck Tea Room "This is a restuarant in the middle of your tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia. We only had tea and scones. About 40 pounds for 4 which is pricey. But we had fun imagining we were having tea with the Queen. You are paying for the experience. Tea was tea. Nothing special. But the scones were tasty, along with the cream and jam.

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    The Haven Cafe. 395. 0.5 mi £ • Cafe • British • Scottish. The Shore. 725. 0.5 mi ££ - £££ • Bar • Seafood • European. ... How fantastic to read that The Royal Yacht Britannia is one of your favourite attractions in Edinburgh. As the tour is self-guided with our free audio guide, visitors can explore the Yacht at their own ...

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    Both Morning and Evening tours are available. Call our events team on +44 (0) 131 555 8800 or for more information visit click here. PRESERVING BRITANNIA. Britannia is cared for by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, a self-funding charity registered in Scotland (SC028070).

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    Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 12 years running and in TripAdvisor'

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    Step aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia. Start your tour at our entrance on the Ground Floor of Ocean Terminal. Please pre-book your tickets to guarantee admission. A great day out for all the family, explore each of the five decks at this top attraction in Edinburgh and discover what life was like on board Queen Elizabeth II's former floating ...

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    By The Royal Yacht Britannia. Alexandra Dock, Leith, ... Book A Table Dinner Menu. opening hours. Served daily from 6pm - 9pm. Advance reservation required. 2 AA Rosettes. Contact us. Please contact our crew on +44 (0)131 357 5000. Buy gift vouchers. you may also like. Cocktails. afternoon tea

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    By The Royal Yacht Britannia. Alexandra Dock, Leith, Edinburgh, ... Afternoon Tea Menu Book a Table. Opening hours. Served 7 days, 12.30pm - 3.30pm Advance reservation required. (Jan-May & Sept-Nov, served Wednesday-Sunday) ...

  16. Royal Yacht Britannia

    Step aboard Queen Elizabeth II's former floating palace and experience this iconic attraction for yourself. Rated Tripadvisor's No.1 UK Attraction (AGAIN), Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world…Royal Deck Tearoom. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. Lothian Bus services from Edinburgh city centre are - 10, 16, 34 ...

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    28-30 Grassmarket. "Vegan and Gluten Free" 27/04/2024. "A Pizza lovers dream come true." 22/04/2024. Cuisines: American International Pizza. Britannia Spice. #618 of 2,135 Restaurants in Edinburgh. 762 reviews. 150 Commercial Street. 0.3 miles from Royal Yacht Britannia.

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    The Best 10 Indian Restaurants near. The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh. Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, United Kingdom. 1 . Dishoom. "Service was quick, friendly and very attentive. The food was served in traditional Indian "thalis"..." more. 2 . Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant.

  19. The Crown Season 5 Filming Locations: In Detail

    You can visit the real Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, to the north of Edinburgh. Visitors can see the real engine rooms, Prince Philip's art supplies, family lounges and bedrooms on the now-decommissioned Britannia. There's also a permanent Royal Deck Tea Room, if you want to dine like the royal family in the scenes from The Crown Season 5.

  20. The Royal yacht Britannia : inside the Queen's floating palace

    Menu. Search Close Plan your visit. Back. Plan your visit. Getting here; Eat & drink; Facilities & access ... Royal Observatory Open daily 10am-6pm Last entry 5.15pm Adult: £20 | Child: £10 Members go free. What's on. ... The Royal yacht Britannia : inside the Queen's floating palace. Back to Search Results. Share:

  21. Queen Elizabeth

    The climax of the tour was a state banquet given on the final evening by the Queen aboard the royal yacht Britannia which had sailed to St. Petersburg to meet the royal party. They left Russia on Oct 20 and broke the journey home by visiting Finland. Since 1994 some members of the Royal family have visited Russia, including Princess Anne.

  22. Private Dining in Edinburgh

    Dining on board The Royal Yacht Britannia is a once in a lifetime experience. From artisan breads to delicate petits fours, every element of every dish is made on board in the original Royal Galleys by our talented in-house team of chefs, led by Executive Chef Mark Alston. ... Our luxury floating hotel, restaurant and exclusive use venue ...

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    A giant royal hamper consisting of pigeon-pies, pressed tongue, and chicken breasts poached in white wine and sautéed with truffles was prepared by royal chefs as a sailing hamper for King George V in 1935. This would be the last time the King would race his personal yacht, Britannia, at the annual Cowes regatta.