The weekend of 8-9 June 2013
sees the 15th London Open Garden Squares Weekend, an annual event every June in London
. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to peer behind the walls of many of London's private community gardens and squares.
Find out more about London Open Garden Squares Weekend
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Have you ever tried a flowering tea? It's rather magical watching the hand-tied tea ball unfurl in a glass teapot to reveal it's inner flower petals as the green tea infuses ready to drink.
Egerton House Hotel, a five star boutique hotel in Knightsbridge has added flowering teas to its afternoon tea menu so I paid a visit recently. As I sat at the table nearest the window in the elegant Drawing Room, and the late afternoon sunshine streamed into the room, I knew I was in for a treat. Please read my Egerton House Hotel Afternoon Tea Review
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating 100 years of this annual joy for west London. There's a lift on the ban of garden gnomes to help raise money for charity, and the show gardens are as fascinating as ever. I went to a preview day yesterday (the Show opens to the public tomorrow) so here are my RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Photos
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The Museum of London Docklands has been in a converted sugar warehouse near Canary Wharf for ten years. The Museum tells the story of London's connection to the river and its importance to our city.
To celebrate this special anniversary there is a contemporary art exhibition called Estuary
featuring the stretch of water from the Thames right out to sea. It's the reason London was built where it is but is now mostly overlooked so this was an interesting choice for an exhibition subject. Twelve artists are featured and there's a lot of film footage to see but it's a fascinating exhibition so well worth the time. Here's my review of Estuary
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