A few weeks ago, I was invited to the InterContinental Hotel, O2 for a very posh Afternoon Tea with Lady Penelope to celebrate the launch of Thunderbirds Day on 30 September.
We were treated to delicious pastries and sandwiches and more importantly a hibiscus tea to suit the occasion.
Here’s a little bit more about the partnership and what’s on offer. I think this is perfect for half term and will be enjoyed by the entire family.
To launch this historic celebration of the beloved Thunderbirds franchise and the premiere of new episodes of Thunderbirds Are Go on CITV this September, ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and Transport for London (TfL) are partnering on a Thunderbirds Are Go takeover of TfL’s iconic Emirates Air Line cable car in east London.
The activity is running until Sunday 29th October and is offering families and visitors the chance to travel through the Tracy Island themed cable car terminal featuring large models of Thunderbird 1 and Thunderbird 2, and take off in one of the themed cabins amidst the palm trees to the iconic 5-4-3-2-1 countdown. The cable car terminals and all the cabins will be fitted with plenty of selfie opportunities for all the family to enjoy. On Thunderbirds Day (30thSeptember) and in the October half term visitors will also get the chance to meet Virgil, one of the stars of the show, and have the opportunity to bag one of the exclusive giveaways and mementoes.
Emirates Air Line family tickets will be available at the discounted price of £27.50 for two adults and up to three kids. For more information visit https://tfl.gov.uk/thunderbirds-are-go
To complement the activity at the Emirates Air Line, InterContinental London – The O2 will be hosting a Lady Penelope-themed Afternoon Tea. Visitors will be able to relax in the stylish and decadent surroundings of the Meridian Lounge as they sample delicious themed treats fit for International Rescue’s most stylish field agent including Tracy island coconut pineapple verrine, FAB 1 pink bonbon torte and Lady Penelope macarons. Two specially created Lady Penelope cocktails are also on offer providing the perfect finishing touch to a decadent afternoon. The event will also be attended by the Lady Penelope and Parker puppets themselves, as seen on TV recently in the Halifax Savers Are Go adverts. The Meridian Lounge will display bespoke prints from cult pop art studio Art & Hue. Guests will receive a welcome card with a special message from her Ladyship, signed by Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope, her role in CITV’s reboot Thunderbirds Are Go.
The Lady Penelope-themed afternoon tea event will run from 15th September until 30th October and tickets can be booked through http://bit.ly/MeridianLounge
Vue Entertainment will also be helping fans across the UK celebrate with a programme of exciting exclusive Thunderbirds Day screenings. This unique event will take place in 52 venues nationwide and will include a never-before nationally screened episode of Thunderbirds in the style of the classic series followed by two brand new episodes of the hotly anticipated new season. Tickets are available at https://www.myvue.com/film/thunderbirds-are-fab
Here are some more pictures from the day –