The best florists in London
London's best bouquets, tried, tested and loved by Culture Whisper
The best online florist, London: Bloom & Wild
Those of you stranded at the end of a tube line and miles from the nearest florist, fear not. The days of being reduced to that petrol-station carnation are over. Bloom and Wild florist sends fresh, colourful flowers, neatly settled in a brown package, straight through your lucky recipient's letter box.
Thanks to Bloom and Wild's cultivation methods, their first-class flowers far outlive the average bouquet, brightening any home for around two weeks. Their flower delivery iPhone app is a godsend for the busy Londoner, making it easy to send blooms at the touch of a button.
The best florist in Central London: Bloomsbury Flowers
For a spot of showbiz panache there is nowhere better than former Royal Ballet dancers Mark Welford & Stephen Wicks' florist in Covent Garden and Ham Yard Village. Combining edgy London attitude with gorgeous fresh blooms, these ballerinas have become well known amongst Soho's inhabitants.
Bloomsbury Flowers' hand-tied bouquets are bursting with resplendent seasonal flowers all year round. This florist recognises that everyone's preferences are different, which is why all of their produce is tailor-made to each customer. Show that special someone you're thinking of them with something more personal for the ultimate, luxury experience.
The best florist in North London: Scarlet & Violet
Scarlet & Violet florist is the celebrity pick for beautiful flowers in London. Their ramshackle shop near Kensal Rise exudes a deliciously vintage feel and is filled with an array of quirky jugs, buckets and milk bottles.
Owner Victoria Brotherson is so popular with A-listers she’s practically on speed dial at Vogue, and was florist of choice for Kate Moss's wedding. The elegant bouquets are distinctive for their simple and loose arrangements, vintage vases and classic British-grown flowers. Brotherson fills her shop with foliage and blooms from the New Covent Garden Flower Market, which she never orders in advance.
The best florist in East London: Grace & Thorn
Grace & Thorn is another florist whose collections are inspired by the rustic English countryside. Under the direction of owner Nik Southern, this understated shop has become a Mecca for lovers of naturalistic flower design and whimsical arrangements.
A favourite with leading UK fashion brands including Topman, ASOS and French Connection, Grace & Thorn is lauded for its quirky, offbeat creations which are underpinned by a romantic touch.
The best florist in South London: Hayford & Rhodes
Hayford & Rhodes is an award-winning florist co-owned by three sisters (Amy, Laura and Joanna Rhodes) who re-launched William Hayford's prestigious family-run florist in 2007.
Glamorous, feminine design is their speciality, as luxurious bouquets combine vintage chic with urban, contemporary styling. Their bursting, fresh flowers are a riot of colour and sweet fragrance, arranged together in timelessly elegant bouquets.
The best florist in West London: Wild at Heart
Nikki Tibbles founded Wild at Heart in 1993 and shot to florist fame with her opulence and originality attracting famous clients including Burberry and designer Nicole Farhi. Although Wild at Heart began life in the heart of Notting Hill (across the way from one of the most glamorous public loos you'll ever see), they now have a shop on Pimlico Road and a concession in the oldest department store in London: Liberty.
Wild at Heart’s favourite bouquet is a mix of seasonal favourites such as white roses, ranunculus, guelder and lilac, but personally we prefer the Pimlico bouquet: a gentle and romantic bunch comprised of blush roses, white anemones, astrantia, lilac and wax flower.