The best florists and flower shops in London
This is the joint retail venture of a team of highly creative international florists, hailing from Holland and Scandinavia. As well as very stylish sprigs for boutique hotels and weddings, they do small bouquets which, unusually for independents, can be delivered same day (in London as well as Helsinki, should that be of use).
Tucked away on Bloomsbury’s Lamb’s Conduit Street – a hotspot for indie shopping – Dawson Flowers inspires a loyal fanbase. Spontaneous romantics can rely on same-day London delivery as well as the option of adding Champagne and handmade truffles to their bouquet.
Growing their own flowers in the heart of Hackney, Anna and Ellie of The Flower Appreciation Society create brilliant bunches of blooms for weddings, events and styling gigs. They also hold workshops in their studio where you can learn the basics of floristry and how to make bouquets.
For glamorous flowers, this is the place to call. Well regarded for showstopping event and wedding floristry (as well as for its adjoining school), McQueens is perfect for a polished, smart bouquet for your discerning loved one.
The variety is huge at this indie florist: from delicate, petite bouquets to grand and bold arrangements, it offers a bit of floral chic for every budget. For those who really want to get their money's worth, there's also a strong selection of potted plants at both their Islington and St John's Wood outposts.
Self-taught florist Philippa Craddock, who has the V&A on her client list, has built a little oasis of calm in the the chaos that is Selfridges on Oxford Street. You can expect to find pretty bouquets seven days a week, with fresh hand ties made each morning. She’s the famous department store’s only in-store florist. Find her, and her ace arrangements, in the food hall, as well as in her two studios in London and Sussex.
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