Thunderbirds are Go…

Today, 30th September 2017, is the 1st Annual Thunderbirds Day and this event has launched in style..!

Today the celebration will see Thunderbirds Are Go premiere new episodes on CITV and to get people in the mood for the return of this beloved franchise, Thunderbirds have taken over TFL’s iconic Emirates Air Line cable car in London.


From Friday 22nd September – Sunday 29th October a partnership between ITV and Transport for London will allow families and visitors the chance to travel through the Tracy Island themed cable car terminal featuring large models of Thunderbird 1 and Thunderbird 2. Then 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. Today, Thunderbirds Day (30th September) 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!
Lady Penelope Afternoon Tea Intercontinental
To complement the activity at the Emirates Air Line, InterContinental London – The O2 will be hosting a Lady Penelope-themed Afternoon Tea which I was lucky enough to have the chance to sample! The Meridian Lounge offers the most decadent surroundings to relax in with wonderful views from Greenwich Peninsula over Canary Wharf. There you will enjoy delicious themed treats including Tracy island coconut pineapple verrine, FAB 1 pink bonbon torte and Lady Penelope macarons. Both the sweets and savoury bites are put together with so much care and attention to detail. They’re light and delicate, a pure pleasure to eat as the gentle variety of flavours are released. They’re also all the stuff of pure instagram envy, so beautiful they’re almost too good to eat!

Afternoon tea, thunderbirds intercontinental hotel

The eye-candy doesn’t end there, with The Meridian Lounge decorated for the occasion with bespoke prints from cult pop art studio Art & Hue. The event will also be attended by the Lady Penelope and Parker puppets themselves and guests will receive a welcome card with a special message from her Ladyship, signed by Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope. Two specially created Lady Penelope cocktails will also be on offer providing the perfect finishing touch to a fabulous afternoon.


The Lady Penelope-themed afternoon tea event will run from 15th September until 30th October.

For more information on all events in celebration of International Thunderbirds Day visit @ThunderbirdsHQ  #FAB

Tickets for afternoon tea at The O2 Intercontinental Hotel can be booked through The Meridian Lounge

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