Chelsea in Bloom
At the moment I’m working in an office directly opposite Harrods, and I’m absolutely loving the gorgeous surrounding area – even if it is full of tourists! Just next to Hyde Park, Harrods is a great place to shop, window shop, or grab a fancy lunch. Adjoining Sloane street, bordered by an absolutely beautiful (but private) park, makes a pleasant walk to Sloane Square, and shops like Peter Jones, Kate Spade, Jo Malone, Anthropology and Brandy Melville make this one of the prettiest (and priciest) streets in London!
Even if you’re not really in the market for high end fashion (who is nowadays?), this weekend the arrival of the Chelsea Flower show meant that all of the surrounding shops were decorated with huge floral displays, and Sloane Square was transformed into a Wonderland worthy of Alice herself.
There were free rickshaw rides offering tours of the displays, but they had all been booked by the time Kati and I arrived, so we explored the whole area on foot. The Kate Spade store was particularly beautiful, and, trying to find somewhere out of the rain, we came across this gorgeous cinderella, complete with her carriage.
I’m enjoying feeling fancy on my lunch breaks exploring Knightsbridge and Chelsea – I so recommend exploring a bit further a field if you’re heading to Harrods, and keep an eye out for Chelsea in Bloom next year – it’s the perfect event to enjoy summer in London.
(Can you tell I’m just soaking up all of the London love before I leave? Eek it’s so soon!)