Every year in May it is held here in London the famous and disputed RHS Chelsea Flower Show and also the Chelsea in Bloom.
I’ve never had the opportunity to go to the Chelsea Flower Show, but I know it’s a gardening event with competitions, demonstrations, innovations and everything else about flowers, landscaping and such.
The Flower Show is paid for (for some, perhaps quite expensive by the way) and the tickets run out quickly, so you have to buy them as soon as they release it.
On the other hand, Chelsea in Bloom is open to the public because it is an annual floral art show and competition where several shops, restaurants and hotels decorate their windows and front doors with flowers and ornaments to see which one has the best floral displays.
Each year there is a different theme and the shops that participate are usually the ones on Sloane Street, Pavillion Road, Symons Street, King’s Road and Duke of York Square.
This year of 2019 the theme was “Under the Water”, and some windows were fantastic. Too bad the competition only lasts 5 days …
To get there, the nearest station is Sloane Square, in the District and Circle Line (green/yellow line).
Or, if you are willing, you can walk from Knightsbridge Station on the Piccadilly Line (dark blue line) and it takes about 15 minutes.
So, if you are planning your trip to London, do not forget to look at the calendar and see if you will be here on the same week as the event.
I’m sure you will enjoy a lot…