There are two things a true London gentleman – or a guest of the city who wants to step into his shoes – mustn’t miss over the Easter weekend. What are they? Sending off the celebrated fleet of 40 large class A and B Tall Ships before they make their journey across the Atlantic, and letting the world sail away during a transcendent sensual massage in London, performed by your sublimely skilled and absolutely exquisite masseuse.
The Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta 2017 will be held from 13 -16 April. This year’s event promises to be a festival to remember as it marks the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. When the fleet departs, the ships will set sail for Quebec, stopping in Portugal, Bermuda and Boston, retracing the historical shipping routes taken by our ships in centuries long gone and honouring the strong ties between our nation with Canada and India.
Stroll through the streets of Greenwich and Woolwich, where the grand tall ships will be docked. You’ll experience a vibrancy and playfulness of London rarely revealed. With roaming street performers, bicycle ballet, and professional musicians and theatrical shows throughout the weekend, there will be that certain spark in the air that replaces the everyday with a sense of magic, mystery, and energy – and yet a mere precursor to the enchanting WINKS masseuse that awaits.
Sail the Thames aboard one of the Tall Ships for an evening cruise, where you can enjoy a drink and some nibbles whilst watching the stunning scenery as the festival unfolds each evening and ends with a fireworks display.
On Sunday, the Parade of Sails begins at 5pm, when the entire fleet will sail down the Thames before heading into the ocean. Afterwards, enjoy Goddard’s at Greenwich, established in 1890 and still family-run, to continue your quintessentially London experience, where you can dine on traditional homemade meat pies baked with locally grown vegetables. Or, for a more elegant taste of the city, there’s Coda, Rare Steakhouse and The Guildford Arms.
Satiated with the best of London’s cuisine and after soaking up all the history and tradition of one of the city’s most memorable events, it’s time for the grand finale of your idyllic London day. A professional naturist massage, a tantalising beauty, and you’ll step through time and beyond. Elevate your senses and soothe your soul as you surrender to the finest indulgence that London provides.