Whether you’re buying flowers for romance or simply want to show you care, London is a great place to shop for beautiful blooms. Packed with florists and independent flower sellers, the city loves floristry and this is just a small selection of the best places to head in your hunt for the perfect flower-based gifts.
Certainly one of the most impressive florists in the capital, Rebel Rebel offers a vast array of flowers from its East London store, and has an impressive client list which includes celebrities of all kinds. With an eye for detail and a love of vibrant, eye-catching details, this is the go-to location for those seeking bouquets with a difference – they’re sure to show significant thought has gone into your choice of flower arrangement. Named Best Florist by Time Out Magazine in 2017, it’s not hard to see why. In addition to offering made-to-order flower arrangements, Rebel Rebel also offers workshops for getting to grips with floristry essentials yourself – great if you’re feeling extra creative during your stay at the Montcalm Royal London City Hotel.
The Allotment Florist
If Rebel Rebel is an upscale kind of floristry experience, then The Allotment Florist takes a more organic approach, complete with wild-looking bunches and bouquets and an emphasis on seasonal flowers and workshops showing you how to create your own bouquets in style. The florist grows as many of the flowers which go into her bouquets as possible, allowing for an aesthetic which is very much influenced by her own knowledge of the growing process and a keen eye to which colours and textures go together. Ideal for a green-fingered shopping trip during your visit to the Montcalm Finsbury Square.
The Flower Station
This wonderful florist is perfect for last minute floristry emergencies, as its Islington branch is open until 9pm. The flowers on offer are of great quality, and there’s a mixture of contemporary and traditional bouquets available in an eclectic seasonal colour palette which is sure to impress. For those seeking something a little out of the ordinary, the company also stocks a range of rose gift boxes complete with a bottle of champagne, which are ideal as a romantic gesture or ‘just because’.
That Flower Shop
This florist has a strong emphasis on puns when it comes to naming their bouquets, using some of the most popular rom-com titles of the last 20 years to create something which is either sugary sweet or endearing, depending on your perspective! The arrangements themselves are impressively created, with a real flair for floristry and a seasonal emphasis throughout the year. The company includes both a flower shop and a home delivery service for when you’re too rushed off your feet to pop in and collect – and this could make for a nice surprise when staying in London as a means of impressing a loved one during your visit.