6 Instagrammable spots to visit in London if you have wisteria hysteria
The weather is finally warming up, so it’s time to break out the sundresses, smell the roses, and reignite your Instagram feed. Taking suit from Chelsea Flower Show, London is entering its own seasonal phase of floral fever and what better place to snap some shots than these botanical installations?
SUSHISAMBA, Covent Garden
Covent Garden’s in full bloom and the menu at SUSHISAMBA is following suit. From 15 May to 5 June, check out the botanically-themed menu and the floral sushi bar installation of rainforest vines, tropical leaves and bunches of black and white blooms. Perfect for both an Instagrammable meal and flower arrangement, this bespoke menu and installation are available from 11:30 am, 7 days a week.
BELGRAVIA FLORAL FESTIVAL, Belgravia
Belgravia is in bloom from 20 – 25 May, and has plenty of Instagrammable experiences and displays! Check out one of the mood gardens, each with their own theme and experience, and take photos throughout the park with plenty of gorgeous blooms. Be sure to stop by the Spiral of Good Luck garden, featuring walls of white Japanese wisteria that create both an immersive experience and great photo background.
NO. FIFTY CHEYNE, Chelsea
In honour of the Chelsea Flower Show, the nearby No. Fifty Cheyne has decorated their entire building in wisteria, roses and more. With an additional indoor vineyard weaving grapes, blooms and vines throughout the restaurant, you’re guaranteed to get the perfect photo. Kick your plans up a notch with their special £55 flower-focused three-course meal, offered from the 21-25 of March. You’ll leave with a full stomach and a full camera roll—what more could you ask for?
DALLOWAY TERRACE, Great Russell Street
Remember to book ahead of time for a seat in this plant-filled slice of heaven. The restaurant’s exterior is surrounded by a variety of bushes, vines and small trees, while the interior is filled with wall-to-wall blooms of all colours. The menu switches throughout the day, but try the vegan-friendly “Jungle Lunch,” offering a three-course meal for £30. Available for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea, and drinks, get any booking you can—every seat and meal is picture-perfect.
BLUEBIRD CHELSEA, King’s Road
Impress your followers with some snaps from the floral-covered Fever-Tree display at Bluebird Chelsea. Featuring wisteria, roses, and foxgloves, the display has a wooden swing, pastel deck chairs and matching parasols—AKA, the perfect combination for Instagram likes. Try one of the botanical gin and tonic mixes on offer, available from 21 – 24 May, and soak up the sunshine to really kick off your summer relaxation vibes.
THE REFINERY, Bankside
It turns out that you can stop, smell the flowers, and then eat them, too. The Refinery’s created an all-vegan, floral themed 3-course menu in honour of the flower show, complete with edible flowers and a juniper-flavoured gin to wash the meal down. You won’t leave empty-handed, though—each menu is made to be taken home and planted, so you’ll always have something to remember the meal by. Well, that, and all your new Instagram likes.