Did you know that florists make bouquets and arrangement just for Christmas? Well, it turns out Christmas flowers are a thing, and they’re big, bold and bloomin’ beautiful to boot. Loads of London’s finest florists are catering to the festive market too, with candy cane flashes of red, white and green in their arrangements. And if that doesn’t go with your Chrismas colour scheme, no doubt you can find some icy blues or blush pinks amid the offerings. No matter what your colour scheme is (well, just as long as you don't have an all-white tree), our list of London’s top festive florists is sure to provide the perfect petals this Christmas.
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If Deliveroo had a keen eye for azaleas, freesias and whatnot, they’d essentially be Floom. This online delivery service has connections to the florists in your local area, meaning it can have bouquets made up and zoomed over to you the same day or on a date of your choosing. We’d suggest getting a booking in now for the festive period, plumping perhaps for the ‘Snow Ball’, a light ruffle of hydrangeas, lisianthus and a couple of apples.
The best thing about The Real Flower Company is it has loads of tasty extras to add to your order. Like a bottle of Raimes English Sparkling wine, for instance, which is temptingly offered with its gorgeous, peony-laced ‘Antique Woodland Wreath’. Its table decorations are also pretty dazzling. This place is perfect for taking flower delivery to the next level.
If you want something a bit more unique, this place is the one to choose. They are on the trendier side of florists and the modest, expert team at this florist create cutting-edge displays with lesser-known flowers. Like this ‘Honey and Fig’ bouquet, which features vanda orchids, Athena roses and a splash of green hypericum berries.
These guys are the masters when it comes to letterbox flowers. Such care and attention is taken when wrapping individual stems, and each package comes with a how-to guide on arranging them as beautifully as the pictures on the website. B&W also send hand-tied bouquets and, for Christmas, have introduced miniature pre-dressed trees to its Christmas collection, which are too cute.
Founded more than 140 years ago, Moyses Stevens is London’s oldest florist, with seven stores across the capital and a flower school at Battersea Power Station. It specialises in serious luxury but the price tags are pleasantly reasonable. In terms of seasonal sellers, its range is full of wreaths, trees and bouqs, but we’re particularly fond of its candle-toting decorations, such as this gold and rouge arrangement, aptly named ‘December’.
If you want some fancy flowers, but you’re on a budget, Interflora can sort you out. This online retailer specialises in gifts (so expect to be offered various optional add-ons) and there’s no reason why that little pressie can’t be to yourself. It is Christmas after all. Get these pretty posies in boxes, baskets, vases, jugs, planters, wreaths… There’s plenty to browse and most are around the £30/£40 mark.
Founded in 1924 by William Hayford, this luxury florist has had clients over the years that include Winston Churchill and the Queen. It was taken over in the ’90s by the Rhodes sisters and had a slight name tweak, but the quality remains the same. Among its festive selection are glass Victoriana baubles, Nordic-style wreaths and charming winter bouquets. Our choice would be the ‘Winter Blueberry’, with its soft pink roses and lilac foliage.
Based on Hackney Road, Grace & Thorn is an absolute haven of plants and flowers. But you don’t have to go to the shop to get your mitts on some, you can also order online. Its bouquets have a wonderfully wild aesthetic, sprouting out from their containers in a bold way. The Christmas wreaths make a great display of this and you can learn to recreate it yourself at one of their wreath-making classes.
For affordability and variety, you can’t beat the high street. M&S does a cracking Christmas flowers range, with everything from miniature trees for outdoors to wintery, pinecone-scattered posies, but our favourites are the table arrangements. These include this adorable snowman, which is formed of white chrysanthemums and log-sprouting snowdrop cyclamen.
Now for a company that needs no introduction. Everyone knows the teal boxes from Fortnum & Mason and everyone also knows how pricey whatever’s inside them is. Its flowers are no exception, but boy are they beautiful. The ‘Elegant Ivory’ bouquet of white vitality roses would make for a chic addition to your Christmas decor, but the smallest bunch will set you back £80. Eek.
Running 24/7, with same-day delivery, the Flower Station is a go-to for all those last-minute preparations. For the convenience, you’ll pay a higher price, but you get a lot of bloom for your buck. When it comes to festive trimmings, you can get a real-life, seven-foot Nordmann fir tree, beautifully decorated wreaths and wintery arrangements, like this basket of pines and roses.