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London’s most beautiful blossom-filled bars

These bloomin’ gorgeous installations have popped up in some of London’s top bars to celebrate cherry blossom season

By Laura Richards

London bars are channelling the spirit of hanami, Japan’s cherry blossom (sakura) season, with pop-up floral installations. Drink beneath the glow of pretty pink flowers, sip on blossom-infused cocktails and sake or simply raise a glass of fizz to London's most elegant spring trend.

Move fast, though: some of these bloomin’ gorgeous pop-ups are as fleeting as the season.  

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Shochu Lounge

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Fitzrovia

From Tuesday March 26, the stylish bar under Roka restaurant is teaming up with House of Suntory to bring three permanent and seriously pretty pink trees into the space. Cocktails will include a Sakura Sour and a Hibiscus Fizz. Kanpai!


Mei Ume Bar

Restaurants Asian Tower Hill

Channelling some hanami realness, the bar at this Japanese restaurant will be adorned with petals and the twisting boughs of a blossom tree. Settle under its canopy for a cocktail featuring Roku gin and yuzu juice.

Until Monday April 22


Sexy Fish Bar

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Mayfair

You’ll have to sashay through a striking, blossom-filled infinity mirror to get to the bar. Indulge in drinks inspired by the season, from a Skinny Sakura to a Blossom Highball made with Chita whisky and Darjeeling tea.

Until Sunday April 14

Nobu Shoreditch Hanami Terrace

Restaurants Japanese Shoreditch

Unfurling its blossoming boughs will be a terrace at Shoreditch’s Nobu Hotel dedicated to the sakura season. Wash down posh Japanese bar snacks with inventive cocktails or push the boat out with a flower-filled afternoon tea. 

Friday April 5-Sunday June 2


Zuma Bar

Restaurants Japanese Knightsbridge

Zuma’s sake bar has been surrounded by cascading blooms. For blossom-heavy boozing, gin and vodka cocktails will be infused with floral flavours – try the Kyushu Fizz or a Frozen Hana.

Sunday March 31-Sunday June 23

The Cherry Blossom installation is back in Sakagura for 2020
The Cherry Blossom installation is back in Sakagura for 2020
Steven Joyce


Restaurants Japanese Mayfair

An archway of blossom and a canopy of pink flowers will take over Mayfair restaurant Sakagura, with the bar serving sake-, gin- and whisky-based bevvies. Keep a spring in your step, too – an Innocence mocktail on the menu uses non-alcoholic sake.  

Sunday March 1-Saturday May 2


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