The snowdrops are in full bloom in London, and do you know what this means? Spring is nearly upon us! Finally! It’s almost time to pack away the wooly hats and gloves, and fully appreciate the beauty of London in spring. To kick off the new season in style, we’ve pulled together the top five colourful corners of London that are well worth exploring! Read on for some fantastic spring-time inspo.
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The Princess of Wales Conservatory (south entrance only)
Nearest Tube:Kew Gardens Station
Opening Hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
From the 9thFebruary to 10thMarch 2019, Kew Gardens are putting on a glorious celebration of the bright colours of Columbia, the world’s most biodiverse country, with beautiful orchid-laden displays, alongside a curated route. Expect a display packed with vibrancy and a carnival of animals. From toucans, to hanging sloths (and a swimming turtle!) it’s safe to say there’s plenty of naturally curated beauty to be seen, and celebrated, inspired by Colombia. Tickets start from £16.50 for adults and £14.50 for concession, be sure to book to avoid missing out!
New Covent Garden Market
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 4am-10am/12pm | Sun: CLOSED
For flower enthusiasts, early-risers, London explorers alike; we recommend checking out the flower market in Covent Garden! Based in the heart of central London, Covent Garden Market has been making arrangements since 1670 – a while before our time, kids. It’s safe to say, they know their flowers. The market is packed with twenty plus knowledgeable florists and their glorious produce – it’s also definitely worth posting on Instagram! If you’re after specific produce, or would like to know what’s on in February, check out the full flower lay-down on their blog.
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338 Hackney Road
Nearest Tube: Hoxton Station or Bethnal Green
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm | Sun: 10am-5pm
For those who love a good pun and appreciation for post-Valentine’s day displays, then get on down to Grace & Thorn! Based in North London, this flower shop boasts beautiful, vibrant flowers, arranged bouquets and house plants. They even offer workshops, for those who are interested in flower arranging (with prosecco!). Grace & Thorn are currently featuring a flower “peep” show window display, so we recommend checking this out before the month is over!
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Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours
Nearest Tube: Green Park
Now that winter is nearly behind us, it’s the perfect time to get some walking shoes on and appreciate London’s parks in spring! One of our favourite colourful corners in London is, of course, Green Park. From March-April, hundreds of canary-yellow daffodils pop up across the park, making it a vibrant and picturesque walk with friends and family. For a peaceful walk with spring flowers in bloom (and moments away from Buckingham Palace) we suggest taking a trip to Green Park!
31 Exmouth Market
Opening Hours: Mon: 10am-7:30pm | Tues-Sat: 9am-7:30pm | Sun: 11am-6pm
Nearest Tube: Farringdon
Botanique Workshop are London-based florists, based in three idyllic locations. Each store is uniquely designed and you’ll be guaranteed to be greeted with a warm welcome and the delightful aroma of flowers. From wedding flowers, to wreaths and homeware– there’s definitely something for everyone! All of Botanique’s branded products are made during the day either at the counter or in the downstairs studio. We personally recommend checking out the Soy Candle Collection, to get your home smelling like spring!
From flower exhibitions at Kew, to punny window displays at Grace & Thorn, it’s safe to say London is ready for spring! Will we be seeing you? Let us know in the comments below! If you like our posts, you’ll love our Instagram.