Enjoy an Autumn brunch

Whether you’re looking to kick off the weekend in style, celebrate with friends or searching for a Sunday detox, Knightsbridge has the brunch or breakfast spot for you this Autumn. https://knightsbridgeldn.co.uk

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Discover the charms of Knightsbridge – for free

Although Knightsbridge has the reputation for exclusive luxury but there’s plenty for all to enjoy, free to discover this summer offering an enriching day out for both adults and children.

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River Uber

To mark King Charles III’s Coronation you can join London’s River Bus service, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com), to enjoy a right royal journey through the capital, taking in the sights and hopping off to explore iconic landmarks with historic ties to the royal family. Click on any of the picture above for more information on River Ubers.


Steam Dreams

All aboard the steam special. Looking for something a little special? An experience you’ll never forget. Norman Wright and photographer Clive Nicholls take a dream rail journey on a cloud of steam.

From London Victoria to Bath return. Clive and Norman share their experience on this wonderful journey.

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Flowers In The City

The Garden Museum explores and celebrates the art, history and design of British gardens and their place in our lives today right in the heart of London.
Visitors will discover the stories of great gardeners through a permanent collection of artefacts and tools from gardening throughout history alongside botanical art, photography, and paintings exploring how and why we garden. Exhibitions, events, and community projects delve into art, architecture, plant science, food, sustainability, well-being and more, all through the lens of gardening.

London Garden Museum

The Garden Museum is home to the Archive of Garden Design, which preserves and provides access to the working records of leading British garden designers of the 20th and 21st century.

Housed in the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, the Garden Museum contains the burial place of John Tradescant, an early gardener and plant hunter. To preserve his tomb, the Garden Museum was founded by Rosemary Nicholson, an admirer of Tradescant, in 1977. At the heart of the Museum is a sheltered courtyard garden designed by Dan Pearson as an ‘Eden’ of rare plants.

The Garden Museum’s annual British Flowers Week exhibition returns Thursday June 8 – Monday June 12, championing British-grown flowers, sustainable floristry and the immense talent in floral design found across the country. Five florists hand-picked by the Garden Museum will build immersive floral installations around the museum, with the fresh scents and colours of British-grown blooms taking over the space for five days.

The exhibiting floral designers – Botanical Tales, Lucy Vail Floristry, Mahal Kita Flowers, SAGE and Yinari – will create sculptural flower installations using seasonal, sustainably-sourced, British-grown flowers, arranged with environmentally friendly materials and methods. The installations will be designed specifically for the historic space and will interact with the Garden Museum’s Grade II listed building, parts of which date back to the 14th century.

The theme for this year’s exhibition is ‘New Beginnings’, inspired by fresh starts, budding new growth, changing seasons and an optimistic step forward for the floral industry. As well as being open to visitors during the day, the week will also include special events such as a panel talk with the exhibiting florists on Thursday June 8 hosted by royal florist Shane Connolly, and a Friday Late with music, drinks and activities on Friday June 9.

Visitor Information
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB
020 7401 8865; www.gardenmuseum.org.uk
Admission: £14, concessions apply, see website for details
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10am-5pm

Anyone for celebration afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, fancy cakes a glass of fizz and a pot of your favourite brew is a great way of marking a special occasion or to break out from winter.

You can find afternoon tea offerings locally but if you would like something really special London’s Knightsbridge is a place to head for, offering a contemporary and playful mix of haute couture, on-trend design, French patisserie flair, traditional exuberance and natural delights – a perfect addition to a day out in the capital, not cheap but really special for a special occasion.

There are some excellent choices, click on the photo to find out more: