The Chelsea Flower Show
The prettiest event of the year is next week and you won’t want to miss it! London is already bursting at the seams; bouquets of colour everywhere you look. If you have missed getting your ticket but still wish to surround yourself with flowers during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show…then here are some hay fever free beautiful hangouts.
The Blue Bird
Not only has the blossom carried colour to the streets, it has also brought floral wonders to the menus and cocktails at The Blue Bird. They will be introducing a Royal Garden Cocktail. This delicious drink is full of rose-petal gin, maraschino, rhubarb liqueur, lemongrass cordial, fresh thyme, raspberries and topped with sparkling wine! So why not sit in the stone courtyard looking onto the King’s Road catwalk while sipping your delicious cocktail?
You can’t miss a visit to The Ivy on the Kings Road. It’s walls completely hidden with cascading bright yellow and white flowers. Gentle music floating through the windows makes it irresistible to walk by. If you are looking for somewhere for lunch, drinks, afternoon tea or dinner The Ivy is defiantly one to consider. With inspiration taken from the Chelsea flower show, they have added two bespoke refreshing summer cocktails to tantalise your taste buds! To top it all off, their garden is squirrelled away at the back and something not to be missed!
Just around the corner from the Royal Chelsea Hospital (where the Chelsea Flower Show is held) is the charming Gallery Mess cafe. Nestled in the heart of Duke of York Square and tucked away in the Saatchi Gallery makes it the most ideal spot to soak up the atmosphere of Chelsea in bloom. Delicious daily specials with colourful cocktails. To set the scene, exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, and art surrounding you with an al fresco terrace overlooking the green. What is not to like?
Recently refurbished and sitting a stone’s throw away from the King’s Road, this modern British Brasserie makes Toms Kitchen visit is a must! With an archway of peonies on enticing you inside to a five-course floral set menu and cocktails. Head on over to see what they’ve done with the place. It’s a favourite of ours!
Lanes of London
Why not jump in a short cab or have a leisurely walk up to this magnificent restaurant and bar in the beautiful setting of Mayfair. Lanes of London have just launched their first Botanical Afternoon tea! With a constant flow of bubbles, floral cocktails, sandwiches and sweet treats inspired by the Flower Show. It’s the ultimate Spring time retreat with effortless elegance. Go on, treat yourself!