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PICK OF THE BUNCH
What's the best way to decorate your day? With flowers. Of course - and luckily, London's floristry scene has never been so beautifully lush. From hanging terrariums to terracotta-potted succulents to brown-paper-packaged armfuls of fresh English foxgloves, the four corners of London are full of flora and Fauna that will transform your home.
Flowers have that magical power of making someone feel special and making a space look beautiful. The smell, the excitement, the anticipation, the colours... flowers make people happy. An antidote to a concrete-filled city; take a little piece of nature for yourself and your home.
Ensure your success in picking the perfect bunch with these luxury London florists.
NO. 1 MCQUEENS
Known for contemporary and understated elegance, McQueens create floral installations for some of London's most prestigious hotels and restaurants. Founder and Managing Director Kally Ellis set up McQueens 25 years ago - inspired by a passion for flowers and a strong sense of colour and design.
The aim was to provide simple, stylish flowers beautifully presented. McQueens has now grown into a multifaceted flower business for the 21st century with an international reputation for quality, style, and innovation, operating from a new head office and boutique store in Claridge's.
From post-Oscar parties in Los Angeles to fashion shows in London, McQueens has redefined the approach to flowers.
With its selection of carefully curated branches and single varietal flowers, FLOWERBX was co-founded by Adam Wilkie and Whitney Brombery Hawkings them they established a completely new way to buy flowers that meets the expectations of stylish fashionistas the founders met during their years in the high-end luxury fashion industry (who love single-varietal flowers in a bunch rather than mixed bouquets).
Their online flower shop delivers the flowers direct from the growers to Central London addresses, presented in chic packaging simple brown paper tied with elegant grosgrain chocolate ribbon.
NO.3 REBEL REBEL
Rebel Rebel's arrangements can be anarchic, bold and unexpected. Founders Mairead Curtain and Athena Duncan specialise in seasonal, largely British, flowers and foliage, but enjoy surprising customers with wild cashing colours or the occasional pineapple! They have been working with glowers since 2000 and have a reputation a naturalistic approach and sourcing British suppliers wherever possible, including narcissi from the Isles of Scilly, widow iris and anemones from Cornwall, and roses from Hampshire. They also work with collective of growers from Oxfordshire, supplying organic garden flowers.
NO. 4 SCARLET & VIOLET
Scarlet & Violet is considered one of the leading florists in the country. Vic's relaxed, country garden style has attracted many fans, including stylists who use her flowers in photoshoots - although she is -perhaps best known for creating the flowers for Kate Moss' wedding. She buys the best of the bunches from the flower market, fashioning distinctive vintage style, informal bunches of cow parsley, roses, daisies and ivy for delivery across London.