If you thought cherry blossoms only showered their pretty little petals in Japan, you’re in for an absolute treat when it comes to London’s pretty in pink season. Stay local this spring and visit one of the best cherry blossoms in London – we’ve rounded up our favourite nine locations that will (almost) rival Hanami in Tokyo. Cue pink petals fluttering their way onto your Instafeed imminently. 

9 Best Cherry Blossom Spots In London

Greenwich Park

The amount of Londoners who have yet to venture all the way to Greenwich Park, even after years of living in the Capital, is far too much for how beautiful it is. 

Channel your inner tourist and ponder around Greenwich Park soaking up the very best of cherry blossom season. The park is dotted with golden gems including The Royal Observatory, The Queen’s Orchard and The Wilderness Deer Park.

It’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into the countryside, a far cry from the city-flooded reality.

St Paul’s

Arguably one of London’s most adored and recognisable buildings, St Paul’s Cathedral always offers up the prime photo-worthy spot for any tourist and hardened Londoner alike. Come Spring it’s transformed into a floral haven and is littered with pink fairy-like droplets, more commonly known as cherry blossom petals. 

One step onto Madison’s rooftop bar and you’ll find yourself scrabbling for your phone and clicking open the camera app, or Huji for you hipsters. 

Obviously we all know the exteriors are beautiful in Spring, but the cathedral’s interiors are worth a gander at too.

Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park is one of the more stately of London’s green areas, in contrast to the rugged nature of the Heath or Greenwich – perfect for a gentle stroll. 

Just a short walk away from the London Zoo and the Open Air Theatre, this is a prime spot for escaping the chaos of city life with its green expanses and tree-tiered paths.

Kew Gardens

Breaking news just off the press – Kew Gardens is a good place for flower spotting. 

As soon as you enter through the gates, prepare to head on one hell of a journey as you discover a whole new world of florals, plants, and fungi. But aside from the beautiful botanical gardens that surround you, we want to draw your attention to the cherry blossoms that have managed to make their way into Kew. 

Adorn your feed with pretty petals, blue skies and flying blossoms. It needs must.

Notting Hill

Notting Hill has always been one of our favourite spots in London to snap up a ‘gram or two. Just one look at Portobello Road and you can see why. 

In Spring, the area becomes even more beautiful. The technicoloured buildings are fronted with glittering cherry blossoms, and so are the grand buildings littered around the Royal Borough of Kensington too.

Definitely the spot for strolling along the grand streets and snapping up pretty in pink pictures.

Battersea Park

Flurries of petals are filling Battersea Park in South West London this spring. With Battersea Power Station right next door, the park is the perfect Thames side spot to see some pretty cherry blossoms.

While you’re there why not head to Megan’s for an al fresco drink? Throughout Battersea Park you’ll see lots of spring blooms, so there’s no better place for a perfectly timed Insta boomerang of the falling petals.

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Hampstead Heath

A favourite with Londoners, Hampstead Heath is blooming with cherry blossoms throughout the gorgeous park. While it might not be warm enough for a dip in the ponds just yet, it is the perfect place to wander and see the stunning springtime blooms.

Head to the Hill Garden, which was once the private garden of a now demolished manor house. It now boasts a variety of colourful flowers, including our favourite pink cherry blossom.

Kyoto Garden, Holland Park

Where better to see Sakura than in London’s best Japanese garden? Holland Park has long been one of London’s best-hidden gems, and now is the best time of year to take advantage of its blossoming pink flowers.

First built in celebration of the Japan Festival held in London and across the UK in 1991, as well as cherry blossoms it plays home to koi carp, a little bridge at the foot of a waterfall, and resident peacocks.

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