The Heathrow Express got a fabulous floral makeover this week.
If you’re being worn down by the drudgery of the morning commute, then you may want to look away now. A gorgeous, flower-filled train ran from Paddington to Heathrow earlier this week, installed to celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Meanwhile, you were stuck on the dreary, retro-in-the-worst-way-possible Bakerloo line with an armpit in your face. Life just isn’t fair, is it?
The revamped Heathrow Express service saw 1850 hydrangeas, 220 wisterias, and 1000 stems of fresh sea lavender installed in one carriage. Created by Jamie Aston Flowers, it took four hours to install, and certainly surprised the lucky travellers, who are more accustomed to seeing chewing gum stuck to the ceiling rather than beautiful blossoms.
Sadly, the installation has now disappeared – but not before ruining the Heathrow Express forever for us. Still, we can certainly hope that our millennial obsession with plants will one day bring the greenery to every train and Tube line in the capital. (Hey, it’s been done before!)
All images courtesy of SWNS Digital.
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