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26 May 2011

A Taste of Spain at Regent Street

Join the Spanish fiesta in London's Regent Street at A Taste of Spain 2011 and Enjoy a taste of Spain in London's West End.

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Spain, as Regent Street closes to traffic between 12 noon and 7pm for a celebration of all things Spanish.
A Taste of Spain Highlights

At Taste of Spain you'll find giant paellas, passionate flamenco dancing, an interactive sports zone and lots of traditional Spanish food.

And it's a great day for shopping too – stores throughout Regent Street are going all out to tempt shoppers with special promotions and competitions.
Spanish Regions Come to Regent Street

Many Spanish regions are bringing their own brand of entertainment to Regent Street for A Taste of Spain. Among the highlights are:
  • Brass band Charanga Chicuelina from Valencia 
  • DJs from Ibiza 
  • Street performances from Mallorca 
  • An equestrian show from Menorca 
  • Contemporary music and dance from the Basque Country 

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Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Come and experience the greatest flower show in the world at London's Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Every year the grounds of the Royal Hospital are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays that make up the world's most famous flower show.

Visiting London's Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show is attended by 157,000 visitors each year. The number is limited by the capacity of the 11-acre ground. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The show has become an important venue for watching emerging gardening trends.

New plants are launched at the show and the popularity of older varieties revived before the eyes of the horticultural world. It's the garden design equivalent of Paris Fashion Week.

Dates: 24 May 2011 to 28 May 2011

Venue: Royal Hospital Chelsea

11 May 2011

Spirit of Summer Fair at Olympia

Celebrate Summer with this stylish summer fair hosted in Kensington's Olympia between 11 - 14 May 2011. Browse through inspiring and unique lifestyle products that are ideal for your home and garden from beautiful decor, creative accessories, fashionable beachwear and special gifts as well as food, drink and fun times. Learn from the professionals including William Yeoward, Joa Studholme, International Colour Consultant to Farrow & Ball and garden designers including Richard Miers and Marcus Barnett.

Pick up tips on how to invigorate your home for the new season with stylish interior decorating ideas, and learn how to make your garden look glamorous for the perfect garden party. Rejuvenate your summer and holiday wardrobe with unique fashion accessories and find out what colours and shapes suit you perfectly.

Discover what trends are influencing summer 2011 in the Summer Lifestyle Workshop, Michelin-starred chefs including John Campbell will provide inspiration for light and easy alfresco dishes, learn how to make beautiful ‘nosegay’ posies with Simon Lycett, and advice on what to wear and how to wear it with Red Leopard and much more.

8 May 2011

The Horse Guards at St. James

Across from St James Park sits the Horse Guards, home to the Household Cavalry and London District Army commands, it was originally the formal entrance to St James Palace and only a monarch is allowed to drive through its central archway.

For those of you who celebrated the royal wedding, this was the narrow archway under which passed Prince William, his future bride and the Queen before and after the wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Horse Guards is normally guarded by troopers of the Household Cavalry, both mounted and on foot; visiting the horses is popular with tourists. Two mounted cavalry troopers are posted outside daily from 10 am to 4 pm, and are relieved every hour. Also two Troopers are posted from 10 am till 8 pm and are relieved every 2 hours. There is the changing of the guard at 11am everyday but on Sundays is brought forward to 10am.

Monarch House Apartments in Kensington

Monarch House Apartments in Kensington are located just off Kensington High Street, a popular shopping destination in London and just moments from Kensington gardens, The Royal Albert Hall and some of London's famous Museums. Many local amenities are on hand with Central London within easy reach and excellent public transport. This high quality development of large one, two and three bedroom apartments is situated just behind Kensington High Street and not far from an excellent choice of restaurants and shops.

Guests at Monarch House Apartments, Kensington can enjoy an informal and comfortable approach to living with a range of bright and spacious apartments to choose from in an excellent location benefiting from London's exclusive residential areas. Office facilities for faxing, photocopy and printing are available from the reception office.