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Miss England Contestants ( including 2 NHS Nurses) crowned Queens at the Iconic Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences

Miss London & other Miss England  finalists received their official Miss England Finalist Tiara’s at a socially distanced ceremony & fashion shoot with celebrity photographer Alan Strutt at the Taj 51  Buckingham Gate London Suites & Residences.

(Pictured right) Miss England contestants in the Cinema Suite at the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate 

The Contestants wore glamorous designer ballgowns by award winning To The NINES Boutique offset by the need to wear  saftely visors! (albeit custom made Miss England ones) after being invited to sample the Alice Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea.

Safety Visors created by SI Opticals where worn at the crowning & All African Colours Prize Presentation

Lizzy Willis, Intensive Care Nurse at St Mary’s Hospital & Rebecca Sinnarajah a Paediatric Nurse at the Chelsea & Westminster hospital (pictured with Miss London) are  amongst 8  Finalists who were invited to the glamorous location which has now reopened for business.

Jessica Kang – who won the Miss London Title in Lockdown said ” It was so nice to meet the other contestants and have my crowning ceremony at the luxurious Taj 51 hotel- what an amazing experience!  I am so grateful and relieved for the lockdown release, hopefully we are slowly adjusting back to ‘normal life’ even if it is with face masks!! I hope we can remain cautious and safe.”

Keflyn Sachar from Greenford  , Rysa Saujani from Newbury ,  Constance Iloghue from Lewisham & Natasha Chittoo from North London are also amongst those who qualified for the next Miss England national Final by taking part in the Virtual  qualifying  Contests held during lockdown.

Organisers will be announcing the new Miss England Final date during the first week of September after the original final was postponed due the pandemic. The 70th Miss World final has also been moved to 2021.

Hair – Hair By Dar
MUA – Joggy Kang & Elia Beauty Studio


It’s time to book your staycation, and indulge in Tajness
The iconic Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences and St James Court, a Taj Hotel, has re-opened its doors, and the teams are ready to welcome guests back to relax and unwind in the stunning suites, serviced apartments and alfresco restaurant. Located in the heart of London and a short walk from Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Park, the hotels are the perfect getaway location for those seeking a break from routine and looking to indulge and relax after months of lockdown.
Both hotels have implemented exacting hygiene protocols and precautionary measures to assure guests of heightened safety. The hotels are offering a selection of unrivaled travel offers too*, so people can book their dream summer staycations at either the spacious luxurious residences or the well -appointed rooms, complimented with Michelin dining experiences and more.
Digvijay Singh, Area Director UK and General Manager said: “We have missed seeing our guests walk through the doors of our hotels. Embedded in our DNA is our commitment to care for our guests and in the current times, this is only re-strengthened through the carefully executed and intensified safety and sanitisation measures.  Whether guests are on a staycation, a family reunion or looking to indulge and celebrate a special occasion, our hotels promise an exceptional experience laced with the quintessential warmth of Tajness.”

Guests can opt for the historic yet contemporary St. James’ Court, perfectly placed between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament; or the adjoining Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences. With its one and six bedroom residences and a fully equipped kitchen, the hotel provides space and flexibility to accommodate families, and is the perfect address in London for short and longer stays.

A culinary experience awaits at St. James’ Courtyard. The Courtyard is nestled within the grand hotel buildings, and is a tranquil escape away from the hustle and bustle of London. Described as London’s ‘inner sanctum’, Courtyard offers private alfresco dining from brunch with friends amongst the stunning scenery, to dinner under the stars with loved ones – a serene and safe dining experience is guaranteed.

The hotel’s restaurant, Kona, is famed for the luxurious breakfast spread and mesmerising afternoon tea, which will bring back the Alice’s Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea with a tributary 50% off to the NHS staff and children.

To know more about the exciting offers and book your stay please visit: Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences, London or St. James Court, a Taj Hotel, London For all press enquiries and image requests, please email: [email protected]


Notes to Editors:
*The hotel has launched a number of fantastic offers for guests to take advantage of this year, including:

Thank You to Our Heroes: We know that we are not alone when expressing our gratitude towards all frontline workers for their kindness and bravery, we will be offering key workers special room rates from £130

Solidarity In Unity Offer: valid for stays at St James’ Court, a Taj Hotel from 4th July – 30th December 2020. 30% discount on the best available room rate

Family Reunion: quote family reunion when booking Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences to enjoy a complimentary one family afternoon tea per stay

Suite Treat: quote suite treat when booking St James Court, a Taj Hotel and benefit from your 3rd night free