10-11 Carlton House Terrace Wedding
Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Steph & Tom together with Tom’s mum & aunt at the wonderful 10-11 Carlton House Terrace in St James’s, London.
The terrace with its houses numbered from 1-17 overlooks The Mall and St James’s Park and is built on what once was part of the grounds of St James’s Palace.
The terrace is described as one of ‘the greatest terrace houses ever built in Britain’ and one of London’s finest Georgian treasures.
The British Academy is currently housed in 10-11, many artworks can be found adorning the walls including a painting of Nelson that was handed to Lady Hamilton by Nelson himself and a 3D artwork ‘A Study of the Studiole’ by Patrick Hughes.
Our pre-wedding meetings give us the opportunity to look at the venue lighting, the house has large windows with plenty of daylight which is wonderful, other nice features include staircases and a secluded garden.
Whilst waiting for Steph & Tom we took this years first ice cream – a ’99’ at an ice cream van parked up nearby, later as we passed by Steph & Tom chatted with the van owner ‘I sell ice cream to the Royals’ she said laughing ‘Charles buys from me. This van has been in our family and has stood here for 38 years’. Prince Charles residence Clarence House lies just a few hundred meters away.
We are really looking forward to their August wedding.
Update: Steph & Tom are now married, read about their 10-11 Carlton House Terrace Wedding.