Where to find the early blossoms in London (a walking guide)

Are you tired of the long Winter and excited about the colours and smells that come along with Spring? I hear you - and I can't exp...

Are you tired of the long Winter and excited about the colours and smells that come along with Spring? I hear you - and I can't explain my excitement about going for walks in parks like Greenwich or Ravenscourt where you feel like you have stepped into a pink paradise.

But the truth is - it's still too early, and full blossoming isn't happening in many places just yet.

That being said, if you want to enjoy the early signs of Spring, let me tell you that some places in London start blooming a little early (as early as mid February - early March), and so, if you fancy seeing blossoms before they turn into a thing and everyone rushes to snap their photos, this is the time to do it.

If you are looking for a complete guide to the blossoms in London (including mid season and late bloomers), than make sure you check my Where to find the cherry blossoms and magnolias in London blog post.


62 Portoblello Road blossoms in Spring

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Last updated: March 2021


I explored most of these in one day, and you can watch the vlog if interested below. Just bare in mind that Portobello Road and Thurloe Street were not covered on this video as I explored them at a later date.



On this list I will be covering six spots around the city where you can find cherry or other type of blossoms that are looking quite nice even before Spring starts. 

Since they can be found within walking distance, I decided to organize them by location so that you can follow this as a walking guide to the early blossoms in the city.


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Courtnell St, Notting Hill (W11)

Courtnell St during spring

The first spot on this list is not going to be the most fascinating, but it is a nice sight to the eyes when you get to see so many tress in bloom in just one street. Don't you agree?


24 Portobello Road, Notting Hill (W11 3DH)

24 Portobello Road blossom
blossoms in Portobello Road
Portobello Road, London, during spring

This is probably the first place in bloom you will ever see on any Londoner Instagram account: not only it is one of the first trees to blossom, but it is also conveniently located in front of a row of colourful houses. Got to love it, right?



62 Portland Road, Notting Hill (W11 4LQ)

62 Portland Road blossom
cherry blossoms in London

Probably the second most popular place is this cute house in Portland Road, where you will be able to admire vivid pink blossoms even before the beginning of Spring. 

Can you tell I'm excited for full blossoms all around London?



19 Farm Place, Kensington (W8 7SX)

19 Farm Place blossom in Spring

Just like the second place on this list, this street is fairly popular for it's colourful houses, and having a tree in blossom in front of it it's just the cherry on top of the cake!


45 Argyll Rd, Kensington (W8 7DA)

blossoms in Kensington, London
45 Argyll Rd, London in blossom

I actually visited this street as I was looking to see another tree in bloom (which wasn't as it is still very early in the month), when I came across this beautiful blossom on the house number 45. It turned out to be one of my favourites in the end!


11 Thurloe Street, Kensington (SW7 2SS)

11 Thurloe Street in bloom Spring

And last but not least, we have another popular spot on Instagram. The shape of the tree makes this place very unique and attractive when it comes to photographing it. Since it's also near a quite visited underground station (South Kensington), you can expect to queue for a photo here!


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I hope this was helpful to you, and hope you enjoy the walk! Feel free to tag me on your photos or stories on Instagram if you want, I would love to check them out! ❤️️



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