5 Beautiful Places to Enjoy Spring in London

You can’t beat the cool sunshine of spring in London. There’s something so delicious about the cool breeze (often carrying a sliver of wood smoke), clasping a hot flat white and enjoying the carpets of blossoms at your feet.

Buckingham Palace London Adventures of a London Kiwi

For the travel linkup this month I wanted to gather a few of my favourite spots – both the hiddens gems and well known favourites that I tend to gravitate to in spring. 

Bring on the London cherry blossom hunting!

Where to find Cherry Blossoms in London Adventures of a London Kiwi

– Walk through the daffodils at St James’ Park –

I adore St James’ Park for the magnificant (and royal) architecture, the tame squirrels and all those baby ducks frolicing under trees full of blossom…

Where to go in London St James Park and Green Park Adventures of a London Kiwi

– Holland Park –

A bit of a locals secret, Holland Park seems to have little pockets of delicious areas; the woodland groves, the formally designed Japanese gardens, the rose gardens, Napoleon’s garden with modern art installations, the Dutch Garden (formerly the Portuguese Garden until they fell out of political favour) and the many lovely spaces in-between.

Holland Park London

– Regents Park and Canal –

Ahoy me landlubbers! With one of the greenest cities in the world, when the sun peaks out from behind the rain clouds, Londonders take to the parks and gardens in their pasty thousands. I for one got sunburnt twice over Easter last year, and are fully aware of how ridiculous this is… 

We often troop off to the gorgeous Regent’s Park then wander along the canal to soak in a few needed Vitamin D blast, shake off a touch of Donkey on the Edge syndrome and generally blow away the cobwebs.

Regents Park Spring in London

– Osterley House and Gardens –

I didn’t realise that whilst wandering through Osterley House and Gardens I would discover a bluebell glade, uncover a Hollywood Batcave entrance, hitch a leg over gate stiles in front of some judgemental kids, learn some quirky London history, drink too much coffee (ok, fine, no surprises there thought), browse through fresh veggies, admire priceless paintings, go on an Easter bunny hunt and discover a luxurious summer home. (The National Trust should put that on their website.) This little piece of countryside idyll is only 32 minutes from Green Park on the Picadilly Line with an 8-minute stroll through residential streets. I timed it.

Things to do in London Osterley House and Park London Adventures of a London Kiwi

Oh, did I mention the bluebell glade that I lost a few hours in?

Spring Bluebells Osterley House and Park London Adventures of a London Kiwi

– Fulham Palace Gardens –

Fulham Palace is a Grade I listed building with medieval origins, standing alongside Bishops Park, and was formerly the principal residence of the Bishop of London. The site was the country home of the bishops from at least 11th century until 1973.
 
fulham-palace-narcissus-and-bluebells-copyright-Kajsa-Kax
Amazing image by Kajsa Kax

Ahhhhh, spring in London. It’s just the loveliest.

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