• Cherry blossom in London

The best places in London to see cherry blossom this spring

Grey London skies be gone! At Flame HQ we can't ever remember craving the onset of spring quite so much. And little makes our hearts happier than the sight of the capital's cherry trees blossoming into life, filling the parks, streets and skyline with glorious blooms in every conceivable shade of pink.

It's the best possible reason we can think of to urge all you daters out of the corners of cosy coffee shops and into the fresh air. For what can be more Instgrammably romantic that a stroll, hand in hand, beneath the cherry blossoms, the light spring breeze sending a shower of natural confetti over courting couples (okay, that last bit might be a bit Mills & Boon, but you get the drift). And there are no shortage of date locations which take in this lovely phenomenon.

For some formal cherry blossom spotting, head to Kew Gardens. For the duration of the season (anywhere from late March to early May), the rose gardens behind the famous Palm House are a pink wash. Follow the so-called ‘Cherry Walk’ around to the Pagoda and you’ll discover no shortage of photo opportunities en route.

If you’re in the market for a more informal park stroll, try the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park where you’ll find the blossom towering over the koi carp pond. You’ll also discover blossom in Greenwich Park—climb the hill beyond the planetarium, onwards towards Blackheath Avenue and towards the rose garden for a picnic on the benches beneath the Japanese-style blossom tunnel.


1. St Paul’s Cathedral: the blossom trees can be found in the churchyard to the south of the Cathedral.

2. Regent’s Park: head for Chester Road and Avenue Gardens, close to Broad Walk.

3. St James’s Park: the blossoms by the lake are probably the most central in the city.

4. Kensington Gardens: head for the entrance via Lancaster Gate or the area around the Albert Memorial.

5. Battersea Park: wander down Spring Tree Walk for blossom views overlooking the Power Station.

6. Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath: not specifically blossom trees, but if you’re in the market for pink blooms, the spring gardens are filled with rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias.


Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.