Lon­don in bloom

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Wel­come to the green­est city in the world! As the Chelsea Flower Show be­gins, we cel­e­brate Lon­don’s green spa­ces to visit for a day trip, stroll or even on a rainy day (p. 10). Res­tau­rant menus are also bloom­ing with flo­ral in­gre­di­ents from tulips to thiên lý (p. 62).

Most peo­ple think they prob­a­bly won’t catch a glimpse of the royal fam­ily while they are in Lon­don, but thanks to Beat­ing Re­treat you can. The show, which has taken place since 1690, brings pomp and pageantry to the city. Prince Philip – the Queen’s hus­band – gives the royal salute, while the fam­ily watch on (p. 16). For a unique sou­venir, head to Lon­don

Glass­blow­ing. Now mark­ing its 40th year, the stu­dios were founded by lead­ing glass­maker Peter Layton. We tried a glass­mak­ing class, which you can also do to cre­ate daz­zling pieces you will cher­ish (p. 54).

I also had the joy of speak­ing to the mu­si­cian Nitin Sawh­ney, who is per­form­ing at the Alchemy fes­ti­val – a cel­e­bra­tion of Asian arts and cul­ture. He shared his top spots in Lon­don, in­clud­ing where to get a late-night cof­fee and see a breath­tak­ing sun­rise (p. 82).

Lon­don is packed with events: Blue Plaques, which com­mem­o­rate no­table fig­ures who lived and worked in Lon­don, marks its 150th an­niver­sary; Aladdin the mu­si­cal comes from Broad­way to the West End; and The Bri­tish

Mu­seum opens its block­buster ex­hi­bi­tion that un­cov­ers sunken cities. En­joy!

Above: Peter Layton, Founder of Lon­don Glass­blow­ing; Kathryn Con­way, Ed­i­tor of IN Lon­don; and Ko­hi­noor Sa­hota, Ed­i­tor of Where Lon­don

KO­HI­NOOR SA­HOTA Group Ed­i­tor Where Lon­don

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