Florists were on the top of my ‘to see’ list when I visited London last week. Gardens, Museums and St.John (the restaurant) following quickly behind. Gardens, Museums and even St.John, require a bit of planning, but flower shops are just places you happen upon along the way. Sometimes even when you least expect them. I snapped a few shots of a couple of places I thought were beautiful and interesting. Notice the prices for the bouquets and flowers by the stem. The dollar is currently $1.66 to every English pound. Not really a great rate exchange, but exquisite bouquets and fragrant cut stems are hard to resist at times.
Beautiful Celosia at close to 5$ a stem.
Here are images of the florist below at Liberties.
It turns out the Anthropologie store on King’s Road has a flower shop right next door to it. It is a pop up shop by well-known London florist The Real Flower Company. It was very cute and slightly pricey (much like Anthropologie). I loved the arrangements set in simple sage green bags, ready for take away. The beautiful bouquets were elegant and natural and featured fresh herbs, which are a perfect match to peonies and roses.
I saw many other flower stores and ‘bucket shops’ on side streets. The ones above happened to stand out a little more. I was delighted to see just a few of the current floral trends happening in London.