The best of the bunch – here’s our top five botanical boutiques in London
Words Julia Krupska
That Flower Shop, Shoreditch
Growing up on a farm with a self-proclaimed love for nature, Hattie Fox certainly has the foundations to make a pretty fine florist. Her brainchild – That Flower Shop, combines the beauty of the wild with lush foliage to create fresh and interesting seasonal arrangements. Situated in front of the chic Ace Hotel, it’s London’s answer to nature in the most urban of locations.
Scarlet & Violet, Kensal Rise
If you’re looking to evoke the senses, Scarlet & Violet create outstanding arrangements brimming with colour and scent. Their gorgeous florals are supplemented by a range of unique ribbons, vases and rustic plant pots. With such organic and one-of-a-kind arrangements on offer, it’s no wonder the store is popular amongst civilians and celebrities alike.
As cacti storm the Instagram feeds of almost every it-girl thus far, it was only a matter of time before a specialist store followed suit. Cue Dalston, with its trendy area code and cool hipster hangouts; PRICK is London’s first cactus boutique featuring our favourite edgy succulents in every shape and size. They’re guaranteed to add character to any home.
Bloomsbury Flowers, Central
Founded by former Royal Ballet dancers Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks, Bloomsbury Flowers are the premium florists with an ever-changing selection. Combining the elegance of fresh blooms with a London edge, they’ve established themselves as the go-to for botanical experiences with a personal touch.
The Flower Stand Chelsea
The Flower Stand has been a Chelsea landmark for the last quarter century. Shipping their stock in from Holland overnight, this quintessential street floristry has a botanical dedication to rival all others. Not only have they amassed a loyal following in local shops and offices, but also in neighbourhood film stars and footballers – a surefire way to certify their standard.