The Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour is perfectly positioned to offer the very best in London activities and events, none more so than the Chelsea Flower Show 2013.
Want THE perfect base for the Chelsea Flower Show 2013? If you are asking where can I stay during the Chelsea Flower Show 2013, the answer is obvious…
The Wyndham Grand is situated a mere walk to the show and would make for an ideal choice for any attending the flower show and looking for somewhere to stay.
The Chelsea Flower Show2013 runs from 21-25 May and promises to live up to its yearly high standards.
This year, one flower may even come with its own security team!
Britain’s rarest orchid, The Lady’s Slipper orchid, will go on display under heavy security at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week. The Lady’s Slipper orchid was brought back from the brink of extinction by scientists at Kew Gardens.
Forget the rush hour traffic and travelling at a pitiful mph, there is a much better way to travel around London – on the Thames!
KPMG Thames Clippers have a substantial fleet of boats which ferry customers around the capital. The boats are of the highest spec and tailored with passenger luxury in mind.
Now, they have expanded their service with a new route from Putney to Blackfriars, with Chelsea Harbour pier being one of the stops on the route.
You can now travel direct from the hotel in style and in a timely fashion too! This is perfect for business people wishing to get into the city avoiding the usual hustle and bustle sometimes found in London rush hour.
It’s also perfect for anyone wishing to explore London’s other delights from the best shops to tourist attractions.
The KPMG Thames Clipper service means you can go from Putney to Blackfriars in just 39 minutes. There are now a total of 19 Clipper piers across the capital.
MasterChef UK continues to grow in popularity and has inspired many amateur chefs to push on to the next level. The skills on show are sometimes close to Michelin standard and the chefs seem to possess more skills each year.
With the judging coming in the form of leading chef John Torode and the affable Gregg Wallace (he likes puddings, you know!), the show demonstrates the level of excellence of UK culinary skills.
The first episode of the series aired last night (Tuesday 12th March 2013) which was shot at the Chelsea Riverside Brasserie at Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour.
In the show, five contestants were whittled down to three following a palate test involving sweet stuffed courgette flowers with saffron custard.
The remaining three contestants are then whisked to the Chelsea Riverside Brasserie where, after an hour’s intensive training, they are thrown into a busy lunchtime service, cooking for paying customers under the watchful eye of the hotel’s Executive Chef.
Whilst some of us wouldn’t like to admit it, we all love to spot a celebrity and it is fairly safe to surmise, that London, more than anywhere in the world, is the place to spot a celebrity, particularly in the restaurants.
Take a look at some of the top London restaurants to find celebrities.
The Ivy is in the heart of theatre-land in the West End and stars descend upon this somewhat unpretentious looking restaurant in their droves. Refreshingly, the menu isn’t too pricey but as the Ivy is extremely popular it is wise to book well in advance.
J Sheekey Fish and Sea Food Restaurant
In the heart of Covent Garden not far from the theatres you will find the exceptionally exquisite J Sheekey Fish and Sea Food Restaurant. Since it was opened as a fancy oyster bar back in the 1800’s, this restaurant has been a constant hit with the rich and famous.
This ultra-trendy London eatery is particularly renowned for it’s fresh fish and most famously of all, “Sheekey’s fish pie.”
The Barclays sponsored Superhighways For Bicycles scheme has had a certain amount of success in terms of an increase in numbers of bicycles which are using the superhighways in London on a daily basis. There is a downside however to the scheme, as the number of accidents involving bicycles has also increased.
The latest plans to extend superhighway 2, include approximately ten places where the cycleway cuts into the pavement around bus stop areas, enabling the cyclist to overtake the stationary bus on the pedestrian side of the bus without having to swing out into the traffic lane, which should make for afe cycling in London.
Superhighway 2 currently runs from Bow to Aldgate and the intention is to increase its length by another 1.5 kilometres to Stafford. Ben Plowden of London Transport commented on the extension in a press statement:
“This new design is more robust and intelligent than before and huge improvements have been made along the route”
The Superhighway bike scheme has generally received widespread support in London with 80% of cyclists who use the Superhighways believing that overall safe cycling in London has been significantly improved.