April is all about cherry blossom in London. Spring is arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year in London, the evenings get longer, the weather gets warmer and the city is covered in bloom. The streets and parks are filled with some of the prettiest of pink trees full of cherry blossoms. It doesn’t just end there coincidentally the magnolia season also takes places around the same time as the cherry blossom is London. 

 

Where to see Cherry Blossom in London? 

 

1Cherry Blossom at Greenwich Park 

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Soak in the very best cherry blossom in London has to offer at the Greenwich park. Just opposite the Greenwich Park Tennis Centre is a road of bursting cherry trees that lean into each other, creating a cherry blossom tunnel. This is the closest you will get to Japan. 

Greenwich park offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and has a lot more to offer than the cherry blossom in spring. Head up to the Greenwich Park hill for an epic view of London, there is also  The Royal Observatory, The Queen’s Orchard and The Wilderness Deer Park too.

 

2Cherry Blossom at Kew Gardens

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Kew Garden is a must visit in London and even more so during the Spring season thanks to the cherry blossom – Sakura season. Home to over 8 million plants this UNESCO World Heritage Site in London has a dedicated Cherry Walk, along with Japanese cherries, Rose Garden and so much more. Set aside a day to explore this botanical heaven. 

Visit between the end of March and the beginning of May to catch the cherry blossom at Kew garden. As the magnolia season coincides with the cheery blossom you may also be able to witness these bloom. 

 

3Cherry Blossom at Regent’s Park 

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Image: The Royal Parks

Regent’s park is one of London’s iconics parks covering around 410 acres, so during the spring months Regent’s park becomes one of the prime locations to see cherry blossoms in London. Head towards the south end of Avenue Gardens where you will find a cherry blossom trees perfectly lined over a path. Chester Road entrance also has a variety of different cherry blossoms, in fact in 2019 Japan gifted the UK with 6500 sakura trees as part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project. The park has so much more to offer from lakes, amphitheatres, secret garden, wildlife along with the London Zoo.

 

4Cherry Blossom at St Paul’s Cathedral 

One of London’s most recognisable buildings St Paul’s Cathedral transforms into a floral haven during the Spring months thanks to cherry blossom trees dotted all around. It is not just the exterior that are worth seeing, head inside the Cathedral for awe-inspiring interior.

If you are feeling adventurous climb the 259 steps up the dome to The Whispering Gallery, which runs around the interior of the Dome. Climb further to The Golden Gallery for panoramic views of London and witness London in bloom from above.

Luxsphere recommends: Head to Madison Rooftop Bar for incredible views over St. Pauls and the city of London.

 

5Cherry Blossom in Kensington & Chelsea 

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The streets of Kensington and Chelsea is blooming with cherry blossoms during the Spring months. The bright pink flowers against the classic white stucco fronted houses of  Kensington and Chelsea is a great location to experience cherry blossoms in London. Simply take a stroll through the grand streets and you are guaranteed to stumble upon  cherry blossom trees.

Kensington Gardens is another great place to witness cherry blossoms in London. Enter through the Lancaster Gate or head towards the area around the Albert Memorial and you will be greeted to an explosion of pink and white petals. Kensington Gardens is also home to parrots, in fact parrots in Kensington Garden are so tame that they would even to land on your hand.


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6Kyoto Gardens, Holland Park

In 1992 the Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park was built to celebrate the Japan Festival that was held in London. So there is no surprise Kyoto Gardens is home to plenty of cherry blossom trees but it doesn’t end there. It is also home to a waterfall, stone lanterns and you may even find some peacocks wandering around. This tranquil pocket of London offer the a great spring escape from the hustle of London. 

 

 

7St. James’s Park Cherry Blossom 

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St. James’s Park, especially Storey’s Gate is home to a handful of cherry blossom trees.  Walk towards Buckingham Palace and you will find some more cherry blossom trees leaning over the lake. The trees here are some of the first to bloom, although St James’s Park doesn’t have so many cherry blossom trees as some of the other places, it offers the perfect picture opportunity with Buckingham Palace in the background head on to the blue bridge for the best view.

 


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