Wisteria Hysteria – Where to Find Wisteria in London

Wisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses London

Wisteria Hysteria  (hɪˈstɪərɪə/) noun uncontrollable emotion or excitement relating to a climbing shrub of the pea family with hanging clusters of fragrant flowers.

If like me, you’ve been struck by the overwhelming urge to hunt out that fragrant purple plumage, then these city spots have some incredible displays. I’ve put together a guide to 12 of my favourite spots to see Wisteria in London. This list is in order of the best walking route between these blooming streets. The walk is about 6 miles which takes around 2 hours. However, expect it to be double that as Joe and the Juice on the King’s Road is perfectly positioned for a break, and the smell of the flowers is so intoxicating it’s easy to lose track of time. You’ll also pass by some good shopping streets which are a distraction in themselves.

When is Wisteria in bloom

Wisteria in London starts its purple reign in the Spring, usually sometime between April and June depending on the weather. Late April/early May is a good bet. There is also a second, less spectacular, blooming period in the summer with some varieties. I also never realised that Wisteria usually takes at least 5 years to start flowering once planted, and in some cases it can take up to 15 years!  I wonder how old these ones are…

Where to find Wisteria in London

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Park Walk, Chelsea

Wisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses LondonCheyne Walk, Chelsea

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Christchurch Street, ChelseaWisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses LondonRadnor Walk, ChelseaWisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses London

St. Leonard’s Terrace, ChelseaWisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses London

Astell Street, Chelsea

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Sumner Place, ChelseaWisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses London

Kynance Mews, Kensington

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Abingdon Road, KensingtonWisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses LondonWisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses London

Gordon Place, KensingtonWisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses LondonBedford Gardens, Kensington

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PEAK HYSTERIA!! And *that* pink door. Everyone who comes here seems to fall into a trance when they see the flowers, crossing the road without looking and getting honked at before pulling out their phone and snapping away.

Wisteria In London - London in Bloom - Wisteria Houses London

What are your favourite spots to find Wisteria in London?

 

 

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