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.



  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row