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Only a few weeks left until the Queen's official birthday and traditional celebrations will be taking place in London.

Trooping the Colour is a fantastic military parade that has taken place in the English capital since around 1700 - it was restored in 1820 following the accession of King George VI to the throne - and now coincides with the Queen's birthday festivities on June 13th.

Horse Guards Parade in St James's Park provides a stunning backdrop to this event, which includes traditional pageantry and ceremony as the Queen carries out an inspection of troops from the Household Division.

A London tourist agency notes that the provides best deals for people to stay in London hotels to see the showcase.

Other elements of the celebration include the firing of guns in Green Park and the Tower of London, as well as a flypast by planes from the Royal Air Force, which is observed by the Royal Family from the palace balcony.

People keen to get a taste of the event in advance could be tempted by the Major General's Review and the Colonel's Review, rehearsals for Trooping the Colour that take play on the two Saturdays preceding to the event.

Given the popularity of the event visitors are advised to secure their hotel rooms as early as possible to avoid disappointment. offers huge range of cheap hotels in London with up to 70% discount.

The four stars Grange Rochester Hotel is offering double rooms for two from only £118, the normal prices is £256. This hotel is situated only a short walk away from Buckingham Palace.

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