Cafe Royal hotel reopens
Café Royal, the Piccadilly institution, has nearly completed its third major reconstruction and will be re-opening its hallowed doors on 8 July after a state-ofthe-art three year overhaul. The listed interiors of the 1860s and 1930s have been restored and new touches added, including a spa with a massive swimming pool and several restaurants.
Jubilee weekend at Four Seasons Canary Wharf
Families can book one deluxe room at this super-swish hotel and get the second at a special rate of £60 for the next generation, be it grandparents or kids. The hotel will also host a street party on the terrace throughout the weekend. From £240 per room, plus £60, from 1-6 June. fourseasons.com/canarywharf
Edward Lear in Corfu
The Corfu Museum of Asian Art is celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of The Owl and the Pussycat author Edward Lear with a fascinating show about his relationship with the Ionian islands. From 25 May–31 August: stay at the luxe Marbella Beach Hotel from £822pp for seven nights half board incl flights, through Classic Collection Holidays (0800 294 9318; www.classic-collection.co.uk).