The Best Places for Wisteria Hysteria in London - Kentish Town
Grab a coffee at one of the many independent cafes and revel in the Mediterranean-vibe down Kentish Town's side streets
Kentish Town doesn't get the hype that its neighbour, Camden gets, but it has so much to offer - great cafes and restaurants, cute architecture, and of course - wisteria!
There are a number of cafes worth checking out including Doppio Coffee Warehouse for all your Italian coffee desires. The Fields Beneath is in a quirky brick and wood space in the arches underneath the Kentish Town West Station, and lastly, because I'm obsessed with all things Saint Espresso, their Kentish Town location.
1. Leverton Street
2. Falkland Road
Keep heading north up Leverton Street and you'll hit Falkland Road, which is a feast for the eyes. Wisteria and deep red roses wind their way over exquisite pastel coloured terraces (below). I stayed on the street snapping photos and admiring the colours for as long as I could before the neighbours started giving me funny looks.
3. Kelly Street
Just past Doppio Coffee Warehouse, is Kelly Street where you'll feel like you've been transported to Spain or someplace distinctly not in the UK (below).
4. Rochester Road
On Rochester Road you'll find an exquisite wisteria display and an incredible house with the largest...I don't know what to call it...bush? vine? tree? of roses I've ever seen in my life. The pale pink and peach blossoms defy gravity to spill up the face of the house creating an absolutely breathtaking sight.
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.