London in Spring is a sea of Cherry Blossom and Magnolia. For a few short weeks, the city turns pink before the petals rain down on the streets signalling warmer days ahead. Aside from parks and gardens, here are some of my favourite places to see blossom in London on beautiful residential streets.
This list is in order so that you can easily walk between each blooming street in the most efficient way. Visiting all of them will take you about 3-4 hours, not including the time you spend appreciating the blossom! So why not make a day of it, go for a long stroll, stop for lunch somewhere delightful along the way (so many options!), and get your fill of flowers before they disappear until next year. The trees tend to be in flower between March and May, depending on the weather. Although, some Magnolia trees flower twice a year with a second, slightly less spectacular bloom in the summer time.
Missed this year’s blossoms? You might still be able to see the Wisteria blooming. Check out this post to plan your wander.
Where to see Blossom in London
1 – Addison Avenue, Holland Park
2 – Portland Road, Holland Park
3- Landsdowne Road, Notting Hill
4 – Kensington Park Gardens, Notting Hill
5- Pembridge Square, Notting Hill
6 – Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
7 – Sunderland Terrace, Notting Hill
8 – Hillgate Street, Notting Hill
9 – Farm Place, Notting Hill
10 – Hornton Street, Kensington
11 – Phillimore Gardens, Kensington
12 – Oakwood Court, Holland Park
13 – Earls Court Gardens, Kensington
14 – The Little Boltons, Kensington
15 – The Boltons, Kensington
16 – Redcliffe Road, Kensington
17 – Bramerton Street, Chelsea
18 – Glebe Place, Chelsea
19 – St. Leonard’s Terrace, Chelsea
20 – Albert Place, Kensington
Special Mentions which aren’t in West London but are gorgeous in the Spring!
St. Pauls Cathedral
Forty Hall Manor House & Farm
Happy hunting! Tag me in your pics if you follow the trail, I’d love to see how you got on! 🙂