Graduation is a monumental milestone in one's academic journey, marking the end of years of hard work and dedication. And what better place to celebrate this achievement than the vibrant city of London? With its iconic landmarks, and diverse cultural offerings, and tons of delicious restaurants, London provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable graduation celebration.

 In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the process of planning and enjoying a memorable graduation celebration in London.

Step 1: Set the Date and Plan Ahead

As soon as you receive confirmation of your graduation date, mark it on your calendar and begin planning ahead. London is a bustling city, and popular venues and accommodations tend to book up quickly. Secure your travel arrangements, accommodations, and any necessary tickets well in advance to ensure a smooth experience. (You don’t want to be stressed on the day!)

Step 2: Choose a Picture-Perfect Venue

You want to get the most memories this day and if your university didn’t pick the picture-perfect venue, you may want to consider meeting your friends or going alone a head of time to iconic locations such as the Tower Bridge, the British Museum, or the Sky Garden for an unforgettable backdrop to capture memorable photos.

Step 3: Plan a Graduation Dinner

Gather your friends, family, and loved ones to celebrate your achievement with a special graduation dinner. London is renowned for offering a wide range of restaurants and to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you're in the mood for traditional British cuisine, international flavours, or fine dining, there's something for everyone. Remember to make reservations in advance to secure a table at your preferred restaurant, especially if you have a big party.

Check out some of Shaku’s favourite restaurants for a celebratory dinner:

 The Maine, The Nomad & Scotts 

the maine mayfair

Step 4: Gift a Keepsake

To make your or your family members graduation celebration even more special, celebrate them with a gift from Shaku’s graduation collection. Shaku is known for their exquisite silk products that blend elegance and craftsmanship. Choose a silk keepsake such as a scarf, pocket square, or a luxurious silk hair accessory to commemorate this significant milestone. The fine quality and timeless design of Shaku's products will serve as a cherished reminder of your graduation day for years to come.

 From left to right: Rose Riot Turquoise, Snowdrop, Red Hair Barrette, Tulip Tribe.

Step 5: Décor for the Dinner

Decorate the table with balloons and flowers for the graduate to enjoy during your celebration or surprise them by arranging for the balloons and flowers to be delivered to their doorstep on the day of their graduation. These thoughtful gestures will add a touch of elegance and joy to their special day, making it even more memorable and meaningful. Perhaps add a Shaku card for a physical reminder of the flowers you chose.

Here are some of Shaku’s favourite florists in London where you can get the most exceptional flowers.

Bloom & Wild, Orchidya & Moyses Flowers


Shop the Shaku Graduation gift guide here.