Seek out some of the royal couple's hangouts, from shops and bars where Harry and Meghan have been spotted, to royal London attractions with connections to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry is the youngest son of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Diana, the Princess of Wales.
Meghan Markle is an American actor; she is best known for starring in legal drama, Suits. The Duchess of Sussex joined the royal family in May 2018, when Meghan and Harry married at Windsor Castle.
In October 2018, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their royal baby news.
When is the royal baby due?
The royal baby is due in spring 2019, with the little one expected to arrive around late April or early May. "Baby Sussex" will be seventh in line to the throne, after Prince Harry.
What will the royal baby be called?
Within the royal family, baby names tend to be traditional with historic significance. Top royal baby name predictions include Diana, Victoria and Alice for a girl, and Arthur, James and Edward for a boy.
Royal baby celebrations in London
- See the Coca-Cola London Eye light up in red, white and blue upon the arrival of the royal baby.
- Celebrate in style with GONG's Royal High Tea, featuring royal baby-inspired treats and Instagram-worthy views of London.
- Sip on a Royal Blue or Royal Pink cocktail at the Blue Boar Bar in the Conrad London St. James hotel.
- Treat little ones to a child-friendly afternoon tea fit for royalty at The Rubens at the Palace.
- Make the most of your stay at Dukes London with your own Baby Butler, who is on hand to deliver organic baby food, heat up milk and refresh nappy supplies.
- Mark the arrival of “Baby Sussex” with tea and a complimentary buggy-shaped biscuit, for one week after the birth of the royal baby, at the Royal Lancaster London.
Harry and Meghan hotspots
Get close to the couple’s current home, Nottingham Cottage, which is within the grounds of Kensington Palace. Take a tour of the palace, which also houses Harry’s brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, and visit a special exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth.
Strike a wedding-day pose at the entrance to St George’s Chapel. This pretty 14th-century chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle was the venue for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018. Other Windsor castle highlights include Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the regal State Apartments. You can visit Windsor Castle on a day trip from London, or combine your visit with a tour of Buckingham Palace.
Head over to the National Theatre to catch an exciting new show, take a behind-the-scenes tour or check out a free exhibition. The Queen recently made the Duchess of Sussex a royal patron of the iconic London theatre, after holding the title for more than 40 years.
Household Calvary Museum
Nails and Brows
Being in the spotlight requires some pampering every now and then, which is why Meghan visits luxury boutique Nails and Brows in Mayfair. Book a slot for one of its manicures, waxings or beauty treatments that are sure to make you feel like a princess or prince. This exclusive salon is run by Sherrille Riley, who has worked with some of the world’s leading fashion houses and magazines.
Visit Violet bakery in Hackney, which made Harry and Meghan’s lemon and elderflower wedding cake. Choose from the sweet and savoury eat-in options or take a cake away for later – you may not want a replica of the wedding cake, however, as it’s rumoured to have cost around £50,000!
Bocca di Lupo
Eat like Meghan at Bocca di Lupo, a popular Italian restaurant in Soho. The Duchess of Sussex loves Italy and visited the Amalfi coast in 2017, so it’s no surprise she was spotted at this restaurant, which serves up some of the most authentic regional Italian fare in London.
Natural History Museum
Harry and Meghan visited the Natural History Museum to enjoy a gala performance of The Wider Earth during a royal engagement. Explore the artefact-filled galleries of one of London's top museums, check out the latest exhibition or see the giant whale skeleton in the magnificent Hintze Hall.
Whole Foods Kensington
Meghan has been seen in Whole Foods Kensington, which is a treasure trove of health-conscious foods – browse the shelves for organic produce or grab some lunch on the go. This food shop is also close to many luxury boutiques in Kensington, as well as famous department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
The loved-up couple were spotted buying a Christmas tree in Battersea Park in 2016. Take time to explore this tranquil park, which includes a children’s zoo, bandstand, boating lake and a Peace Pagoda on the banks of the river Thames.
Head to lively south London neighbourhood, Brixton, to emulate the royal couple. Dining hotspot Pop Brixton houses the Reprezent FM youth radio station, where Harry and Meghan visited to find out more about its social enterprise work, but it’s also a great place for a bite to eat with a range of food and drink venues.
The Brown Cow
Enjoy a pint at one of Harry’s favourite London pubs, The Brown Cow in Fulham. Previously owned by his friend, Mark Dyer, this low-key venue is where Harry toasted Prince George's birth and the first place he went for a drink when he returned from Afghanistan.
Share one of the famous treasure chest cocktails and dance into the early hours at Mahiki. This Mayfair cocktail bar and club was a regular haunt of Harry and his friends during his younger days, which included a fair amount of late-night partying – if only the walls could talk!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The former London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic site was the venue of the first Invictus Games, which were founded by Harry. Walk around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s green spaces, go for a swim in the Aquatics Centre or head up the ArcelorMittal Orbit, which has magnificent views of east London and an exhilarating slide for adrenaline-junkies.
Chelsea’s famous King’s Road has seen countless celebrities walk its boutique-lined streets in search of the latest fashion trends over the decades, and Meghan is no exception. The actor was seen leaving high-end beachwear shop Heidi Klein in 2017.
Portobello Road Market
Have you wondered where Meghan picks up her stylish clothes? She’s been spotted wearing threads from high-street brands such as M&S and All Saints, as well as British designers Victoria Beckham and Burberry. Seek out luxury brands in one of London’s top shopping destinations such as Oxford Street, Bond Street, Westfield London and Covent Garden.
Dean Street Townhouse
Harry and Meghan had their first date at this plush restaurant in Soho. Enjoy brunch, afternoon tea or select modern British dishes from the all-day menu in elegant but relaxed surrounds. With a buzzy atmosphere and classy cocktails, Dean Street Townhouse is the perfect place to settle any first-date nerves.
National Army Museum
Learn more about the British Army at the National Army Museum. Harry served in Afghanistan in the Blues and Royals cavalry regiment of the British Army in 2007 and 2008, and returned to the war zone in 2012 and 2013 with the Army Air Corps.