As we wave goodbye to cherry blossoms season, we’re preparing ourselves for the purple hues to return. That’s right, wisteria in London is back – cue hoards of tourists and ‘Grammers snapping a photo in front of the lilic-coloured blooms. Wondering where to head? Here are some of our favourite spots for some of London’s prettiest wisteria…

Where To Find Wisteria In London

Kynance Mews, Kensington

The first wonderful stop on our whistlestop wisteria tour is Kensington’s Kynance Mews. The mews consists of 33 houses, which on average cost around Β£2m despite their diminutive size. Which is probably down to the location, close to Gloucester Road and serving as the mews for the grand houses on Cornwall Gardens. The beautiful arches are Grade II listed. Oh, and there’s wisteria.

where: sw7 4qr

Greenwich Park

From quintessential West London to the classic South East, and Greenwich’s wisteria has found international acclaim thanks to the floral exterior of Bridgerton House in the eponymous TV series.

But sadly the wisteria on the telly is CGI but visitors to the real life Bridgerton House, the Ranger’s House, can avoid complete disappointment by wandering the local streets on the sniff for local wisteria.

This picture was taken on the Victorian terrace of Hyde Vale in the historic surrounds of Greenwich’s old town and in Wisteria season the plant blooms and transforms its surroundings.

where: SE10 8QY

Eltham Palace

We’d expect nothing less in an English country garden than to find pergolas dripping in wisteria. Historic Eltham Palace consists of a grand house and ornate gardens that form the ideal Insta backdrop. And if you’re willing to lift your nose away from the screen for a few minutes, then some history and beauty to soak up too.

where:  SE9 5NP

Bedford Gardens, Notting Hill

Blue-plaque, Frank Bridges, is probably known less as a historic composer who counted Benjamin Britten among his protΓ©gΓ©s, and more as the guy who used to own the house all the Instagrammers love visiting.

Not that we’re complaining, the wisteria surrounding the Notting Hill townhouse is hashtag Wisteria Hysterical.

Bedford Gardens joins Campden Hill Road to Kensington Church Street and properties, wisteria-covered or not, are well worth the visit.

where: W8 7EH

Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

Not only is Cheyne Walk home to one of our favourite restaurants, 50 Cheyne, but it’s also where wisteria goes to hang out with the stars.

One of London’s most exclusive addresses, the riverside road’s residents are a who’s who of modern history, from Rossetti to Ronnie Wood (not to mention Mick and Keith), IK Brunel to Ian Fleming, George Elliot and JW Turner both died here, and the list goes on and on.

And presumably they were all familiar with the local wisteria.

where: SW3 5LR

Fuller’s Brewery, Chiswick

Home to London’s oldest wisteria, these pretty petals were brought over from China over 200 years ago. Still just as vibrant today, you can go and see the wisteria littered all over Chiswick, but if you want an up-close look at the original planted flowers, you can book a behind-the-scenes tour with Fuller’s Brewery.

where: W4 2QB

Peckham Rye Park

Peckham Rye, the large common in Southwark, is host to more gorgeous wisteria.

The pergola in Sexby Garden is a wisteria central, an ornate garden within Peckham Rye and a mini oasis set with benches to enjoy the gardens and the respite from the hustle and bustle of Southeast London.

where: SE15 3UA

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