The Chelsea Flower Show —
Chelsea is synonymous with the world’s most famous flower show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Every year the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays. Around the same time local businesses get into the festival spirit by decorating their windows for Chelsea in Bloom.
For five days in May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be transformed into the world’s greatest flower show.
Some of the show-stopping displays include:
Photographic exhibits and a floral arch to celebrate the 90th birthday of the RHS patron, HM the Queen.
A 60-foot carriage from Belmond British Pullman, which will form part of the 6,000sq ft planted-up station in the Great Pavilion.
The RHS Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture designed by Ann-Marie Powell, and the Modern Apothecary Garden designed by RHS Ambassador Jekka McVicar.
The memorable poppies tribute by Phillip Johnson at the entrance to the show.
Horticultural showman Diarmuid Gavin is back with The British Eccentrics Garden featuring bizarre garden gadgetry that comes to life every 15 minutes.
An acoustic garden inspired by world-leading percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will play musical notes to visitors.
Horticultural inspiration from around the world, including Jordan, the Netherlands, Cambodia, Japan, Chile, Australia and more.
Your Destination —
Chelsea - Home to some of London’s best restaurants, with Gordon Ramsay’s three-Michelin starred eponymous restaurant located on Royal Hospital Road. If you want something a little more laid-back the man himself’s favourite breakfast spot, VQ, is open 24-hours a day. Elsewhere, Scott Hallsworth’s growing empire of up-market oriental eateries Kurobuta and Joe’s Oriental Diner are well worth queuing for.
Chelsea is a great spot for blue plaque hunting, with famous former residents ranging from George Eliot’s last home at 4 Cheyne Walk, to Alfred Hitchcock’s family home and second studio at 153 Cromwell Road. Other famous residents include James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Sylvia Pankhurst.
Your Hotel: 4* Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton —
There’s a charming ambience to this London hotel, that mirrors the spirit of its Tottenham Court Road locale. Perfectly located for the City and the West End, it's also well situated for hopping on a train to Paris via St Pancras station.
Through the spacious and grand lobby, Steak & Lobster is the heart of the hotel, a bustling bar and restaurant hosting a diverse gathering of people. Rooms, on the other hand, are calm, chic and efficiently planned with restfulness and comfort in mind.
- Fitness centre
- 24 hour front desk
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Standard Room
Within each bedroom you will also find a minibar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Access to the bedroom floors is by room key only.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Your daily complimentary full breakfast is served between 7am-10am.
Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea at the Grafton with open sandwiches and treats including eclairs, summer puddings and fresh scones. All served with a choice of teas and coffees.
Try the Steak and Lobster restaurant: with fewer options to choose from, Radisson Blu can focus on what they do best: 10oz, dry-aged steaks and fresh, whole lobsters served in the half-shell.
Your Journey —
Transport is not included in this offer.
Nearest Underground Station
Warren Street on the Victoria and Northern Lines, then 1 minute walk to the hotel. Plan your journey with London Underground's tube planner.
From the Airport
From Heathrow: Take the Piccadilly Line and change at Green Park (50 minutes) for the Victoria Line to Warren Street (5 minutes).
Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington (15 minutes). There take the Bakerloo Line to Oxford Circus (10 minutes) and change for the Victoria Line to Warren Street (1 minute).
From Gatwick: Take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria (30 minutes). There take the underground on the Victoria Line to Warren Street (5 minutes).
From Stansted: Take the Stansted Express train to Liverpool Street Station (45 minutes). Then take the underground on the Central Line to Tottenham Court Road (10 minutes) and change for the Northern Line to Warren Street (3 minutes).