London Florists

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.

Here is Chez Michele in Borough Market, beginning to close for the day.

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.

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