As the final preparations are made for the highly anticipated royal wedding, tickets have gone on sale for celebratory events taking place across the area.

From themed afternoon teas and luxury hotel stays to river cruises and street parties, there will be plenty going on in the run up and over the weekend of May 19.

If like us you are still waiting for your official wedding invitation... here are some alternative ways to commemorate the special occasion.

Champagne afternoon tea and live screening at Tylney Hall Hotel

About: The mansion house hotel will be screening the wedding live with a sumptuous specially-themed Champagne afternoon tea for guests to enjoy as they watch HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.

When: Saturday May 19, from 11am

Where: Tylney Hall Hotel and Gardens, Ridge Lane, Rotherwick, Hook, RG27 9AZ

Book: £42 per person. To book call 01256 745533.

Tylney Hall is a classic and traditional hotel

Live streaming family event at Winchester Castle

About: The wedding will be screened live inside the cathedral and afterwards in the Outer Close there will be activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities include Morris dancing, a bouncy cathedral and pop-up stalls provided by churches in the area.

When: Saturday May 19, 12pm-5pm

Where: Winchester Cathedral, The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS

Book: Free tickets will be available from the cathedral box office on 01962 857275 or via winchester-cathedral.org.uk.

Luxurious River Thames boat cruise to Windsor Castle

About: Self-drive cruise operator Le Boat has reserved a limited number of exclusive mooring spaces for seven boats at MDL Marina in Windsor. Boats will be decorated in bunting and the fridges stocked with Prosecco and nibbles to honour the special occasion.

When: Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19

Where: Windsor Marina, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5TZ

Book: Package prices vary. Call Le Boat on 023 9280 9124 or visit leboat.co.uk

Cruise along the River Thames

Transatlantic Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

About: The sumptuous tea takes inspiration from both sides of the pond, bringing together the very best cakes, sweet treats and sandwich fillings to celebrate both Harry and Meghan’s heritages.

When: Available May 1-31 2018

Where: The Royal Horseguards, Whitehall Court, Westminster, SW1A 2EJ

Book: £39.50 per person. To book click here.

Transatlantic Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards
Afternoon tea at The Royal Horseguards

Royal Wedding Experience at The Royal Horseguards

About: Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the Grade I listed hotel while watching a private screening of the royal wedding.

When: Available Saturday May 19

Where: The Royal Horseguards, Whitehall Court, Westminster, SW1A 2EJ

Book: £59.90 per person. To book click here.

The Royal Horseguards in Westminster

Royal wedding bash at Goat restaurant and bar

About: Guests can watch the event on the big screen in the Chelsea bar, while enjoying afternoon tea brunch and sipping on bottomless Prosecco, bellinis and cocktails. Post-ceremony, the party will follow on into the night, with a DJ playing classic wedding hits and a generous prize for the best royally-dressed couple.

When: Saturday May 19, from 11am

Where: Goat, Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9QL

Book: £40 per person. Call 020 7352 1384 or visit goatchelsea.com

Avocado on toast at Goat, Chelsea

Royal wedding hotel package at The Arch London

About: The luxury Marylebone hotel is offering a two-night stay in an extravagant two-bedroom suite with a large entertainment lounge and private courtyard or kitchenette. The break also includes a Champagne breakfast, shopping voucher and a tour of Windsor Castle.

When: Available exclusively throughout May

Where: Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, W1H 7FD

Book: £3,900 per room for a two-night stay based on two people sharing. To book call 0207 724 4700 or visit thearchlondon.com

A suite at The Arch London

Royal afternoon tea at Macdonald Windsor Hotel

About: Located opposite the wedding venue, guests will have front row seats as the wedding procession will pass directly in front of the four-star hotel.

When: Available in May

Price: £40 per person (includes signature champagne cocktail)

Book: Visit macdonaldhotels.co.uk or call 0344 879 9101

Address: High Street, Windsor, SL4 1LH

Royal afternoon tea at Coworth Park

About: With ingredients sourced from the finest British suppliers, the afternoon tea will include finger sandwiches (with the roast beef sourced from nearby Windsor Estate and the eggs taken from Royal Legbar), traditional scones and delectable pastries fit for royalty.

Price: £35 per person or £50 per person served with a glass of Windsor Estate sparkling wine.

Available: May 1-28

Book: Visit dorchestercollection.com/en/ascot/coworth-park

Address: Blacknest Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, SL5 7SE

Royal afternoon tea at The Petersham Hotel

About: With panoramic views of the River Thames, the royal afternoon tea will include a delightful selection of themed cakes and pastries, as well as sandwiches and scones.

When: Available May 3-July 1, Mon-Sat 3pm-5.30pm and Sun 4pm-5.30pm

Price: £27.50 Mon-Fri or £29.50 Sat and Sun (add a glass of Champagne for £12.75)

Book: Visit petershamhotel.co.uk or call 020 8939 1084

Address: Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ

Royal afternoon tea at Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Spa

About: Complete with an assortment of sweet and savoury delights, including jam produced by the Prince of Wales’ own grocer and a handful of ingredients enjoyed by the Queen herself, the spectacular three-tiered platter is the epitome of decadence.

When: Available in May

Price: £40 per person (includes signature champagne cocktail)

Book: Visit macdonaldhotels.co.uk or call 0344 879 9104

Address: Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, SL5 9JH

Join the Royal Wedding party at M&S in Camberley

Royal afternoon tea at Macdonald Frimley Hotel and Spa

About: The selection of finger sandwiches are filled with only the finest ingredients, some of which are endorsed by the Royal family themselves, including a brand of Cotswold Egg which holds a Royal Warrant showing that it is delivered to a royal household.

When: Available in May

Price: £40 per person (includes signature champagne cocktail)

Book: Visit macdonaldhotels.co.uk or call 0344 879 9110

Address: Address: Lime Avenue, Camberley, GU15 2BG

Royal afternoon tea at Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel

About: Warm, freshly baked plain and sultana scones served with Cornish clotted cream, and lemon curd are on the menu. And the English strawberry jam has been crafted by Duchy Originals, an organic food brand set up by the Prince of Wales in the 1990s.

When: Available in May

Price: £40 per person (includes signature champagne cocktail)

Book: Visit macdonaldhotels.co.uk or call 0344 879 9128

Address: Marlow Bridge, Bisham, Marlow, SL7 1RG

Horse racing at Newbury Racecourse

About: Newbury Racecourse will be celebrating the Royal Wedding with plenty of action taking place on and off the course, the highlight being the most valuable race across Newbury’s Flat season, the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes worth £350,000 in prize money and run over a straight mile. Racegoers can expect extra celebrations in honour of the Royal nuptials with gates opening at 11am with the Royal Wedding broadcast on big screens around the racecourse ahead of the live racing action which starts at 2pm.

When: May 19

Price: Admission ticket to the Grandstand Enclosure costs £26. Parking is free of charge.

Book: Visit newburyracecourse.co.uk or call 01635 40015

Address: The Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Newbury, RG14 7NZ

Horse racing at Newbury Racecourse

Bespoke cocktails at The Kensington Hotel

About: The five star hotel will be celebrating the wedding with a bespoke royal cocktail menu at the beautiful K Bar with offerings including Markle Sparkle and Suits You Harry.

When: May 7-21

Price: From £13 per cocktail

Address: Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, SW7 5LP

Book: Call 020 7589 6300 or visit doylecollection.com

Suits You Harry cocktail at K Bar
Miss Markle Sparkle cocktail at K Bar

Live screening at Kensington Palace Gardens

About: A giant HD screen, positioned in the gardens of Kensington Palace, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement will screen the wedding live. There will be a full bar, and hot food options, or you can bring a picnic along.

When: May 19

Price: Tickets are free, apart from a small booking fee of which 50% will be donated to charity.

Address: Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX

Book: Ballot entry - to register your place (by May 6) click here. You will be notified if you are successful by May 7.

'Harry's Hampers' at The Retreat

About: The pub has launched 'Harry's Hampers' featuring Britain and America inspired teatime treats and a beer called Hooray Harry in celebration of the royal wedding.

When: May 1-19, available Mon-Sat 12pm 6pm

Price: £25 for two people

Address: Staines Road, Staines, TW18 2RT

Book: 01784 464839

Harry's Hamper

Children's royal party at The Ashley Centre

About: A royal wedding party will be held with Ashley Bear’s free kid’s club outside House of Fraser. There will be a throne, red and white rose trees, photos with a life size corgi and dog butler, plus ann opportunity to make a personalised crown or tiara to take home using a large selection of different materials.

When: May 13, 10.30am-4.30pm

Price: Free

Address: Ashley House Annexe, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5AB

Book: No need to book, just turn up.

'Harry's Hampers' at The Running Horses

About: The pub has launched 'Harry's Hampers' featuring Britain and America inspired teatime treats and a beer called Hooray Harry in celebration of the royal wedding.

When: May 1-19, available Mon-Sat 12pm 6pm

Price: £25 for two people

Address: Old London Road, Mickleham, RH5 6DU

Book: 01372 372279

Hooray Harry beer

Royal wedding hotel package at Royal Lancaster London

About: The recently renovated hotel has created the ultimate luxury getaway in the heart of the British capital, ensuring guests a taste of royal life. The stately package includes an overnight stay in the hotel’s Royal Suite, with panoramic views over Hyde Park and the London skyline.

When: Available to book exclusively throughout May 2018

Price: From £3,500 per night, based on two people sharing

Address: Lancaster Terrace, Lancaster Gate, London, W2 2TY

Book: Call 020 7551 6000 or visit royallancaster.com

Royal suite at sunset at Royal Lancaster London

Limited edition cupcakes

The Hummingbird Bakery is selling a range of hand-decorated royal wedding cupcakes and cakes in vanilla, Black Bottom and bestselling Red Velvet in all seven of its London and Surrey sites.

When: Available now until May 20

Price: From £19.95 (selection box of 6 cupcakes)

Address: To find your nearest bakery visit hummingbirdbakery.com

Royal wedding cupcake box from The Hummingbird Bakery

Limited edition cookie

DoubleTree by Hilton is offering guests an extra special welcome with a limited-edition version of their signature DoubleTree cookie. Available for one day only, the famous DoubleTree cookie will be topped with a specially made elderflower and lemon icing, inspired by the cake at Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

When: Available May 19

Price: Free, each guest will receive a cookie at check-in, with or without a reservation

Address: Participating properties include Kingston and London Docklands Riverside

Limited edition cookie at DoubleTree by Hilton

Plus, don't miss this royal BABY offer

To celebrate the birth of Prince Louis, Mercure London Kensington Hotel will be offering complimentary rooms to toast his arrival in style.

Set just moments from Kensington Palace, anyone sharing the same name and birthday as Prince Louis will be able to claim one of a select number of complimentary rooms at the hotel.

Applicants must be called Louis and have the same birthday as him, April 23 (any year).

When: Apply by May 20 2018

Address: Mercure London Kensington Hotel, Lexham Gardens, Kensington, W8 5JJ

Book: Send an email including a scan of your passport or driving license to royalmercure@hopeandglorypr.com.