London in Spring is quite simply, awesome!
London in Spring is quite simply, awesome! I love the mild weather between March to May and the longer daylight hours as we move from winter. We have beautiful days with “summer” sunshine and some spring showers as well which means best to take a small umbrella wherever I go. Typical spring temperature averages between 11° to 15°C (52 to 59°F) and it is a perfect time to visit London. For up to date weather information and forecast on London, check AccuWeather.
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Although spring is a lovely time to visit, London is a perfect destination at any time of the year. There are activities and events planned throughout the year and of significance in 2020 is the UEFA finals scheduled for 12th June to 12th July.
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Your experience of London will differ depending on the time of the year you choose to visit. As a popular tourist destination, London has something for everyone throughout the year and you will have memorable experiences to cherish, for sure. For a quick guide to what’s on including free and cheap events in London plus what festivals are on, take a look at the Top 40 London Travel Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020 published by Feedspot where you will have the latest information. MyTimelessFootsteps is also among the Top 40 London Blogs where you can check for the latest or you can sign-up via email so you never miss a post.
London in Spring
For me, spring is a beautiful time of the year as snowdrops rises from the earth and the white and purple delicate colours of the crocuses carpet the damp ground. With the onset of spring, March brings in the beautiful cheerful vibrant yellow and subtle white daffodils to cheer up any dull moment that one may feel. These darling buds of sunshine can be found at almost everywhere in London, especially in London parks. In addition, cherry blossoms are also symbolic flowers of the spring.
Cherry blossoms,are a big thing in Japan. They are affectionately known as “sakura” and is unofficially considered the national flower of the country. Sakura is symbolic to the Japanese because it signifies a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life. Their beauty peak for about two weeks, after which they start to fall. The somewhat sharp deep pink buds with snow like white petals seems uplifting and make people merry. In Japan, people celebrate this season by meeting-up with family and friends for drinks and meals. They call this tradition, “hanami”. Hanami means “watching blossoms”.
London in Spring at the Royal Parks
There are so many beautiful parks in London for me to enjoy the colours of spring. Besides being one of the world’s largest and busiest metropolises, London is home to large areas of green spaces that is a sanctuary to diverse wildlife. There are eight beautifully manicured, well maintained royal parks that offer a paradise of zen for any visitor to London. Hyde Park in London is no doubt the most popular and every visitor’s favourite but I would suggest that you may change your mind once you visit Regent’s Park. In any case, London’s Royal Parks make a great destination if you want to experience the spring colours.
As the parks and trees burst into life with all manner of colours and pretty petals, there are five spring flowers that top my list. Here, I would like to share them with you and the spots where you can find them.
1 | Daffodils – London in Spring
The Royal Parks is said to plant one million daffodil bulbs across their gardens each year. Come the longer days and the sunshine in March and April, you will see swathes of daffodils raise their trumpets to the sky in a sea of yellow hues.
2 | Crocuses – London in Spring
The crocuses are also my favourite. With 5 million bulbs planted each year, the “Crocus carpet” at Kew Gardens holds the largest display of crocuses in the UK They are at their fullest bloom from late February through March.
3 | Cherry blossoms – London in Spring
For beautiful sights of this pink buds, head over to the following places – but remember that they don’t last long! Late April to early May.
and the most impressive one and my favourite is at Greenwich Park
4 | Wisteria – London in Spring
I fell in love with Wisterias when I visited Japan. The Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara was surrounded by 200 wisteria trees and they were in full glory when I visited in early May. It was truly a spectacular sight. They bloom between April and June.
In London, you can catch the Wisteria hysteria in specific areas in Chelsea, Kensington, and Notting Hill. In particular, check out houses along Kynance Mews, Abingdon Road, Gordon Place, and Cheyne Walk
5 | Tulips – London in Spring
Tulips in London are pretty much everywhere you go – the royal parks boasts a hugely varied amount. You can find them at Hampton Court Palace, Buckingham Palace, St James’ Park and Regent’s Park. They bloom late March to mid May. Mid April is said to be at their finest.
If you are in London this spring, do visit one of the Royal Parks. On the other hand, if you want to getaway from the City for a day and experience the splendour of spring colours, enjoy a day at the park, take a walk through a quintessential English town or visit a castle – you can do any or all easily on a short train ride from London.
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