Bibendum & Conran

Spring in London has been good to us, with sunny skies, warm temps and the most fragrant, floral smell that fills the city. Last weekend we strolled around the streets of Chelsea in the sunshine, which is one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in London. It looks even more beautiful right now with all of the fresh blooms glowing against the pastel homes.

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  One stop I definitely knew I wanted to make was to the famous Michelin House, home to Bibendum & Conran, on the corner of Sloane Avenue & Fulham Road, also known as Brompton Cross. 

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The Michelin House is a fascinating example of London’s most iconic Art Deco landmarks, originally commissioned in 1909. This former British headquarters of the French tyre company, Michelin, is now base to one of the city’s most stylish dining spaces, Bibendum, and the flagship store for The Conran Shop.

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Restored in 1986 by Sir Terrence Conran, the building has retained many details from its original motoring heritage with handpainted murals of classic cars, mosaic floors and stained glass windows with the famous logo.

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We sat down for a pair of cappuccinos in the entrance foyer of Bibendum’s Oyster Bar. The restaurant is named after Michelin’s iconic figure, Monsieur Bibendum, also known as, ‘The Michelin Man’. On a sunny day like this, it’s quite a mellow affair and a lovely place to sit and watch people go their merry way.

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 We haven’t been to the upstairs restaurant, but have heard it’s been recently renovated and the menu is supposed to be a wonderful one. 

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The Conran Shop offers a carefully curated and dynamic collection of furniture, lighting, kitchen and dining products, bold accessories and gifts from some of the most iconic designers and hottest new talent from around the world. 

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The Conran Shop’s colour blocked sections become fantasy lands for eclectic interiors – all perfect for sparking your imagination.

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BIBENDUM & CONRAN

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RD  |  Bibendum  |  The Conran Shop

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We then spent the rest of the afternoon walking around and had late lunch at Made in Italy on Kings Road, before heading back home.

35 Comments

  1. oindrila98
    4th April 2017 / 9:41 am

    I have always wanted to visit London specially during the spring. I’m so happy to get a glimpse of it through your post. Photos are amazingly captured. 🙂

    • 4th April 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you, that’s so sweet! Spring time in London is usually wonderful and warm – and everything is blossoming so makes it extra beautiful. xx K

  2. 4th April 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Beautiful and so visually appealing! Love the row houses!

    • 4th April 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you Kari! The streets with pastels colour attached houses are so stunning, I really like that all the houses have some individuality rather than them all being the same.

  3. Peter Minkoff
    4th April 2017 / 4:32 pm

    London is a must visit! Amazing photos! 🙂

  4. 4th April 2017 / 7:57 pm

    The pastel houses look so pretty! Such instagram worthy houses haha 🙂

  5. 4th April 2017 / 11:52 pm

    I am crazy about blossoms!!! It gives me the perfect spring feeling. And those pasel houses are just fabulous!

    • 6th April 2017 / 10:15 am

      There are so many interesting buildings and nice shops along Kings Road. However, straying off the high street will offer more than a few surprises in pastel colours 🙂

  6. 5th April 2017 / 1:26 am

    Wow this looks like such an amazing time to be in London! All those flowers are gorgeous!! 🙂

    • 6th April 2017 / 10:16 am

      Spring in London is gorgeous because there is much greenery and parks 🙂 Really nice time to visit as well 🙂

    • 6th April 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thank you, I really appreciate the compliment 🙂 Hope you can come to London soon!

  7. 5th April 2017 / 9:52 am

    Everything looks beautiful. Spring and flowers just beautifies everything and really makes my mood so much better and lighter. Loving all the pictures you took.
    Sheri -http://www.abusybeeslife.com/

    • 5th April 2017 / 10:00 pm

      I totally agree with Sheri. I love how flowers make my mood better too. I feel that I’m starting to be more alive in spring!

      • 6th April 2017 / 10:03 am

        I always find Jan & Feb rather tough… so dark and grey. Spring definitely cheers me up so much!

    • 6th April 2017 / 10:49 am

      I keep telling my husband that Spring is my favourite season… I think I say that about all the seasons 🙂 Thank you, it makes me feel great to know that you like the pictures 🙂

  8. Maikel
    5th April 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I am taken away by all those beautiful flowers! I am loving the spring season

  9. 5th April 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I love those design furniture pieces! Also it’s so nice to start seeing more flowers around – spring is finally here! 🙂

    • 6th April 2017 / 10:02 am

      There are quite a few Finnish designer pieces there as well 🙂 I love that store! All the light and flowers definitely put some Spring in my step 🙂

  10. 6th April 2017 / 5:05 am

    Delightful. The big surprise was how frightening the original Michelin Man appeared. Nowadays, he’s more like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. lol

    • 6th April 2017 / 9:58 am

      He’s definitely got a friendly face 🙂 Isn’t the building wonderful. Apparently, you can really see the stained glass windows in their full potential inside the upstairs restaurant. Perhaps I’ll sneak in there sometime with my camera 🙂

      • 6th April 2017 / 10:50 am

        I hope to see the shots you take. 😉

  11. 6th April 2017 / 10:07 am

    What beautiful photos! The colours really pop on the earlier ones. London is gorgeous in spring! Ree love30

    • 6th April 2017 / 10:46 am

      Thank you Ree, I really appreciate the compliment 🙂 Spring in London is wonderful!

  12. 7th April 2017 / 6:53 pm

    What a beautiful time! The stained glass made me giggle.

  13. 7th April 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Voi vitsi kun tekis mieli päästä shoppailee Conranille! Lontoo on niin upea keväisin – no, joo, ainahan se on! Täällä Budapestissakin puut kukkivat just nyt 🙂

    • 7th April 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Kevät on ihanaa aikaa ja antaa niin paljon energiaa – eikö olekin ihanaa kun kevät saapuu aikaisin 🙂 Conranilla on myös nettimyyntiä – en tosin tiedä lähettävätkö UK:n ulkopuolella, mut kyl luulisi. Me käytiin Budapestissa viime vuonna ja tykättiin todella paljon!

  14. 17th April 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I think London is at it’s best in Spring <3 Those flowers are just so adorable around the door. And that raspberry tart – omnom!! <3

    • 17th April 2017 / 10:46 pm

      I agree, Spring in London is very special. The Ivy Chelsea Garden definitely knows how to put on beautiful decorations – during the Chelsea Flower show last year the entire wall was covered in amazing flowers.

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