Thursday, 28 May 2015

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 (part 1)

What a great day we had on Friday 22 May, good weather, great company and lots of laughter. We arrived at North Greenwich station, parked Daisy Juke and took The Emirates Air Line cable car link across the River Thames to Victoria Dock. You get a great view of London and we booked a return flight, to see London at night on the way back!

me and my lunch!

The Dome Greenwich

Thames Barrier in the distance

night view of London and the cable cars are lit up too

We then took the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to Tower Hill, walked to Aldgate and took the tube to Kings X. Ian wanted to see inside St. Pancras station, its like a shopping mall and has donated pianos for anyone to play, it was buzzing with lunchtime activity, people pulling their suitcases on wheels along and the usual long queue for the ladies toilets! Next off to South Kensington on the Piccadilly Line to eat birthday cake at The Hummingbid Bakery, I've always wanted to try their cakes, they look and taste amazing. The shop is opposite the tube station so not a long walk with our big cool bag full of yummy food for our picnic later at Chelsea. As you can see I opted for the red velvet cake, Ian chose raspberry with lemon, just as lovely as mine. All washed down with a huge mug o Tea Pigs tea.


Red velvet (triple layer) cake, yummy

That's part one of our Chelsea flower show trip 2015. Next installment over the weekend. So much to catch up on and tell you, including Moss and the bionic vet ....

6 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

What an adventure, a great way to travel. Looking forward to the next instalment.

Marlene jones said...

So far looks as if you had a wonderful day, thank you for sharing, and waiting for the next instalment.

mrsnesbitt said...

Would love love to go! Will be watching out for next installment.

Jo said...

Eeek, you wouldn't catch me in that cable car, I'm not fond of heights. The Hummingbird Bakery sounds good though, I've got their book, definitely more my thing. Looking forward to hearing more about Chelsea.

Mitzi said...

I'm afraid I'm in the camp of Jo above. Always thought it would be wonderful but don't cope well with heights. I do like the sound of the Hummingbird Bakery. Having been down to London for my daughter's 21st this year we thought we may make taking ourselves off to London an annual event so may be the Bakery could be on one of must stop places next time. Can't wait to see your photo's of the flower show and hear about the tales of Moss and the bionic vet.

Angel Jem said...

I loved the Hummingbird Bakery cake I had in Portobello, so the red velvet cake is on my list to have on my return!