Paris & London/Chelsea Flower Show
May 17-26, 2008 Tour
May 21, Day 5.
This morning we transferred to Gare du Nord Station for the train journey to
London. This trip took 2.5 hours with arrival at the newly refurbished St.
Pancreas Station. It cost 800 million british pounds to refurbished this
grade 1 listed building. It was indeed beautiful and full of shops. The
Victorian roof had 18,000 panes of self cleaning glass. Wow, they took off
18 layers of old paint to find the original colour. If you have time to
spare waiting for your train, just go have a drink at the 314 foot long
champagne bar. For those of you who love Marks and Spencer, there is one
there too! Upon arrival in London, we were met by our guide for a Panoramic
Tour of the city.
We saw many familiar sights such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly
Circus before transferring to the NH Harrington Hall, where we stayed for
the next 5 nights. NH Harrington Hall is located in the heart of London’s
exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The hotel is ideally
located only two minutes’ walk from Gloucester Road Underground Station,
which is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines, providing
direct access to Heathrow, the West End and Theatreland, and the City.
This evening, we enjoyed Dinner at the hotel and I took a bunch of pictures
of the different meals that everyone ordered. We got our Chelsea Programme
and Show ticket and I shared some tidbits of information that I have learned
on past visits to Chelsea.