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London’s best florists

Looking for some prime petals in London? Head to one of these independent florists and flowers shops

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It’s always a good time for flowers – and London has a wealth of florists, so there’s no reason for your bouquet-buying to be limited to a Sunday stroll down Columbia Road. There are loads of shops all around the capital offering lush floral arrangements, as well as an abundance of flower and foliage varieties, if you fancy making your own bunches.

Whether you’re after an extravagant display of affection for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or a special occasion, or simply something to brighten up your day, don’t make do with a load of limp stems from your corner shop. Instead, here’s our pick of some of London’s best florists and flower shops.

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The best florists and flower shops in London

Botanique Workshop

Botanique Workshop

With pretty premises in both Stoke Newington, Brixton and on Exmouth market, plus naming its bouquets after parts of the Lake District, this florist just screams “lovely”. A cute selection of delicate jewellery, handmade cards and botanical beauty products also make it a good spot to pick up last-minute presents that look oh-so-thoughtful.

botaniqueworkshop.com 

Rebel Rebel

Rebel Rebel

Surely one of the glossiest florists in the capital, this east London outfit has styled flowers for the great and good of the fashion industry and has a client list that includes Stella McCartney and photographer Miles Aldridge. Inventive and incredibly eye-catching, Rebel Rebel’s bunches come packed with a punch.

rebelrebel.co.uk

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Augustus Bloom

Augustus Bloom

The very talented Augustus Cavanagh has made it his mission to spread the floral joy. And with that in mind, he's created showstopper installations for the huge Topman at Oxford Circus, plus a living still life for the Art for Youth exhibition. Happily, you can also get some of his floral magic in your home, as he also turns his hand to creating beautiful bouquets with some more unusual flowers.

www.augustusbloom.com

The Allotment Florist

The Allotment Florist

With a much more organic approach to floristry, Helena – aka The Allotment Florist – grows as many of the flowers that go into her bouquets as she can. Her green-fingered approach means that the bunches of seasonal flowers look wonderfully wild and freshly-picked. She hosts workshops throughout the year, so you can learn to build your own bouquet.

www.theallotmentflorist.co.uk

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Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn

This east London florist has grown her business from a tiny studio on the Kingsland Road to a shop on Hackney Road and another in Epping. Focusing on interesting textures and drawing inspiration from art and fashion mean that these flowers are always beautiful. DIY classes and the launch of online wedding packages will see this florist continue to grow.

graceandthorn.com

That Flower Shop

That Flower Shop

Its bouquets are named after rom-coms – ‘Never Been Kissed’, anyone? – and its plant pots come with puns; so this is the florist for you if you like your flowers with a side of funny. Using seasonal flowers, That Flower Shop creates beautifully unruly, sprawling bouquets.

thatflowershop.co.uk

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Scarlet & Violet

Kensal Rise locals would probably rather this deliciously pretty florist was a secret. Alas, Kate Moss ordered her wedding flowers here, effectively letting the cat out of the bag. Despite its newfound fame, it remains an ideal stop if you’re after natural-looking arrangements in vintage pots.

www.scarletandviolet.com

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Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart

Ever wandered past the front of Liberty and admired the farmhouse-chic bouquets outside? They’re the work of Wild at Heart. Set up by Nikki Tibbles some 20 years ago, the original Westbourne Grove florist is a long-running local favourite, spreading the floral love with a second branch on Pimlico Road. 

wildatheart.com

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Westbourne
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Orchidya

Venue says: “Visit our online boutique for fresh ideas for Women's and Mother's Day 2018.”

If roses make you squirm, try their characterful counterpart: the orchid. Orchidya is the only florist in the UK dedicated to the exotic blooms, but that doesn’t mean that it’s been racking up the air miles, as most of its stock is grown in England. If you can't afford a grand bouquet, plump for a single potted plant in a striking colour. 

orchidya.com

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Fitzrovia

The Flower Station

Tardy wooers attempting a post-work dash will be pleased to hear this nifty Marylebone florist is open 24/7 (its Islington branch stays open until 9pm). Blooms don’t come cheap, but they’re good quality.

flowerstation.co.uk

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10 comments
Jessica W

These florists are good but I usually order from https://www.flowerdelivery.org.uk/ as they offer next day delivery at a good price. They'd never let me down so far, always providing fresh and beautiful flowers on time.

Glen Z

There are a few other central London florists and STEMS in Holborn is my favourite. They only sell top quality blooms but are at least 30% cheaper than the competition.

Phil H

You do feature some very good florists in this article but you missed out my favourite which is The Flowers Stand Chelsea 

theo t

Great Article, however I notice that you haven't featured www.inwaterflowers.co.uk - another Top London Florist

Thom B

Love flowers as well as mariaperronecards floral greeting cards - came across them at my local florist in Hackney. A must for all flower lovers!

Lovebuddies

useful guide for Lovebuddies to buy valentines day flowers on valentine's day.

Helen strand

The flower boutique bayswater in my opinion is just the most amazing place to pick your flowers

Rachel

For those of us living South of the river. there is a fantastic florist 'Roses' in Chislehurst, Kent. they always have a fabulous selction of unusual flowers and their hand tied bunches are more of a work of art than a bouquet! a hiden gem for sure!

Flowerlover

I adore the unique and creative work done at By Appointment Only Design in Marylebone. They always WOW and there's an elegance to their work.

Annette

On the high street in Golders Green there is a beautiful yet unassuming florist called love and gratitude which is a real find. Every time I visit the shop the lady that works there creates beautiful arrangements with a very personal touch. I have made it my habit to visit her every time I stop by in Golders Green and I have yet to be disappointed.