CHERRY BLOSSOM

Yes, yes it’s very pretty and a sure sign the weather is on the up. Here are some places to get THAT cherry blossom shot, because we know you need the perfect insta.

KEW GARDENS

Richmond TW9, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

No surprises here – Kew Gardens is probably your best bet for cherry blossom because of the number of trees. Their Japanese varieties include Mume, Kanzan, Tai Haku and Hatazakura, which means white as well as pink blooms.

GREENWICH PARK

London SE10 8QY, UK

There’s a whole avenue of trees to walk through by Ranger’s House in Greenwich Park, so when they’re in bloom you get a full canopy of cherry blossom for your ‘gram.

KING GEORGE'S PARK

Mapleton Rd, London SW18 2GJ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Head to Cherry Tree Avenue in Wandsworth’s King George’s Park for a very aesthetically pleasing stroll. It turns spectacularly pink during the Spring months making it almost impossible to pass by without taking a photo.

KENSINGTON GARDENS

London W2 2UH, UK

Your best bet for blossoms in Kensington Gardens are by Lancaster Gate and the Albert Memorial – the latter is where the Japanese Society Conversation Group has had cherry blossom viewing parties so it must be a good spot!

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ALEXANDRA PALACE

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY, UK

It’s worth walking all the way up to Ally Pally as you’ve got about thirty trees to choose from and plenty of green spaces to kick back and admire them from, not to mention a pretty bangin’ view of the city too.

NOTTING HILL

Notting Hill, London, UK

Notting Hill is another great hood to head to for cherry blossoms. Again you won’t find a load of trees grouped together but if you angle it right, you’ll get pink flowers framing those pretty pastel coloured houses.

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ST JAMES'S PARK

London SW1A 2BJ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM

St James’s Park may not have great clusters of cherry blossoms but the individual trees it does have are picture perfect. Walk to the Buckingham Palace side of the park to see some leaning over by by the lake and there’s also another burst of blooms by Storey’s Gate in front of the Treasury.

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ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

St. Paul's Churchyard, London, UK

A perfect pink cherry blossom in front of a London landmark, it doesn’t get much better than that. There aren’t that many trees around the cathedral but you can find the best ones in St Paul’s Churchyard on the south side of the building.

PRIMROSE HILL

St Mark's Square, London NW1, UK

You’ll find the odd cherry blossom tree around the streets of Primrose Hill but if you head by St Mark’s Church you’ll get the bonus of a beaut building for your backdrop.

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REGENT'S PARK

Regent's Park, London, UK

There are blossoms scattered all over Regent’s Park so you won’t have any trouble getting a good snap, but Avenue Gardens and Chester Road (which was restored to its full glory after a sponsorship campaign) are the best spots.

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