London is undoubtedly pretty in all seasons (so long as it’s sunny…) but nothing beats Spring, in my opinion. I get so excited each and every year to see flower buds spread their way across the city that it is no surprise that cherry blossom season is my absolute favorite time of year. Beautiful and so ephemeral, the flower season brings with it rosebuds, magnolias, apple and cherry blossoms. We walked through different parts of the city over the weekend and selected three of our favorites.
Kensington is THE place to go if you want to see your fair share of flowering trees and stunning houses. I am also slightly obsessed with cute facades and doors so it really is the neighborhood I could wander through for hours without getting bored (sorry Tibo).
Is this the entrance to heaven?
We recommend getting off the tube at High Street Kensington Station and then just wandering around. We didn’t follow a map or suggested route. Rather, we just headed to where we thought was most beautiful and ended up at the Kensington Palace Gardens, the street of indecently priced mansions, lol.
2. St Paul’s Cathedral
We crossed the Thames on the Millenium Bridge and reached St Paul’s Cathedral, which is a great stroll in and of itself. The St Paul area is stunning and is full of flowering trees and blossoms. There are also a lot of benches so we would definitely recommend that you sit and spend some time there.
There were two other girls trying to capture this red flowerbed with the cathedral in the background. One of them was so into it that she was literally crawling on the ground, butt in the air, totally unashamed of other people’s looks. I’m pretty sure she got the best shot.
Marylebone might just be my favorite area in London and is such a cool neighborhood to walk around in. We spotted this ridiculously amazing storefront a while ago (psst: it’s called By Appointment Only) and have been returning regularly to see their new creations. This one is particularly springy!
After all this walking, we decided to take a break and sit in Hyde Park to soak up the sun. We grabbed some goodies at The Mae Deli on our way there. Pro tip in life: if you take an extra fudgy brownie and a green juice, they cancel each other out!