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The Best Places for Wisteria Hysteria in London - Kensington and Chelsea
There are so many wisteria hotspots in Kensington and Chelsea you could dedicate an entire website to them.
Kensington and Chelsea are must-visits on any wisteria hunter's list. Though it was difficult to boil all of the locations down into a single list, below I've included the top spots I've found with the biggest 'wow-factor.'
St Leonard's Terrace
1. Edwardes Square
Tucked just off of Kensington High St, Edwardes Square offers an entire street of wisteria and is not to be missed!
2. Canning Place
The white terraced house makes a perfect backdrop for this stunning wisteria.
3. Launceston Place
Launceston Place is a must visit throughout the Spring as it has plenty of fluffy cherry blossoms, magnolia, beautiful houses, and wisteria.
4. Kynance Mews
Kynance Mews is so popular with the instagrammers there's even a sign out front asking people not to lean on the gate. The Mews is a beautiful street and a must-visit.
5. Elm Place
Houses on both sides of Elm Place are covered in wisteria. The east side gets more sun so these vines bloom much earlier than the ones on the west side.
6. Cheyne Walk
Cheyne Walk has a plethora of wisteria. Both ends of the street on either side of Albert Bridge are hotspots.
7. St Leonard's Terrace
St Leonard's Terrace is one of my favourite streets in London. It has everything - cherry blossoms and magnolia earlier in the Spring, adorable front gardens, and wisteria later in the Spring. At the end of the street closest to the Saatchi Gallery is the Bram Stoker House.
Other honourable mentions include Sumner Place, Old Church Street and Radnor Walk.
I've included an interactive map below where I've dropped purple pins at all the wisteria spots I've found. Let me know if I've missed any spots.
Purple icons on the interactive map showcase some ideal wisteria photoshoot locations. Raspberry tree icons mark cherry trees, green mushrooms are foraging locations, yellow mug icons are cafes and peach martini glasses are exquisite bars. Map your own route and be sure to check out some of the area's top cafes, bars and restaurants on your way.