9 Gorgeous Spots For Wisteria In London

Springtime across the capital can only mean one thing... wisteria hysteria. With the city bursting into colour, every street corner becomes a photo opportunity. Whether you're looking for an Instagrammable brewery where can sip beer while admiring the view, a picture-perfect street to walk down or a gorgeous secret garden, we've created a guide to the best places to see wisteria in London.


Golders Hill Park and Pergola, Hampstead Heath

Competing for the title of best place to see wisteria, Golders Hill Garden and Pergola in Hampstead Heath is a picturesque walkway that's absolutely covered with the stuff. Wander through the flower patches, ponds and imposing columns here as you snap Instagram-worthy shots, with the creeping trees making for a hauntingly beautiful backdrop. Make sure to catch this place during the brief explosion of purple during spring, before stopping for alfresco sips at one of the many bars and pubs on offer in the Hampstead area. 

Golders Hill Park and Pergola Wisteria | DesignMyNight

Wisteria gardens don't get much better than this.

Fuller's Brewery, Chiswick

Been searching for 'wisteria near me' lately? Located in Chiswick, Fuller’s Brewery is home to the UK’s oldest wisteria. Originally planted in 1816, the saplings were brought over from China (where the bloom originates). Over two hundred years later, the purple petals still come through every spring, and you can see it up close by booking one of their behind-the-scenes tours, which come complete with plenty of beer samples too.

Fullers Brewery Chiswick Wisteria | DesignMyNight

Get your dose of history and beer at this iconic brewery.

Kynance Mews, Kensington

Never too far from an Instagram feed, Kynance Mews has become a mecca of #OOTDs and #weekendstrolls. Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, properties on this charming street are known to go for millions. Luckily, you don’t have to pay a penny to take in the gorgeous wisteria, which climbs up the historical carriage houses. If you fancy a drink nearby, opt for an ice-cold brew at The Builders Arms.

Kynance Mews Wisteria In London | DesignMyNight

Make the most of the wisteria season in the UK here.

Eltham Palace

Boasting 19 acres of award-winning gardens, Eltham Palace is known for its beautiful scenery all year round - from pretty lights in the winter to multi-coloured beds of tulips in the spring. Around the same time, you're bound to find the gorgeous wisteria trees in bloom here too. These purple beauties creep round the stone columns of the pergola, extending to the brickwork of the building itself and the wooden bridge crossing the moat too.

Eltham Palace Wisteria | DesignMyNight

The scenery here is fit for royalty.

Holland Park, Kensington

Another majorly fancy West London neighbourhood, Holland Park in Kensington is a hotspot for tracking down the Instagrammable lilac flowers. Start off in the park itself, where you'll find a charming Dutch Garden alongside ancient stone arches boasting wisteria, before venturing down the road to ogle the million-pound mansions in all their blooming glory. When you want to kick back nearby, check out The Scarsdale Tavern for hearty food and gin cocktails.

Holland Park Wisteria In London | DesignMyNight

Feast your eyes on the famous wisteria house in Kensington.

Peckham Rye Park

A real South London gem, Peckham Rye Park touts a wisteria-adorned haven and some of the city's most treasured wildlife. Step into the Sexby Garden for a pergola that's coated with the purple plant, as well as their ornate fountain. If you're not blown away by the stunning lilac gardens, you'll certainly be in awe of the 113 acres of surrounding land, which is perfect for spring walks. On the hunt for a thirst-quenching drink afterwards? The Clock House is just a stone's throw away.

Peckham Rye Park Wisteria London | DesignMyNight

As well as some of the best wisteria in London, there will also be plenty of cute animals jumping around.

Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

This historic neighbourhood is full of pretty houses, making for a lovely riverside walk - even if it is just to see how the other half live. But during wisteria season, Cheyne Walk is even more stunning. You're likely to find an influencer or two posing in front of the purple-coated walls and black iron fences, with a colourful spread of blossoms lining the road too. And once you've had your fill of the scenery, if that's even possible, then head a little way along the river to The Waterside, promising equally picturesque views.

Cheyne Walk Chelsea Wisteria | DesignMyNight

The houses are almost as stunning as the wisteria on Cheyne Walk.

Bedford Gardens, Notting Hill

The sort of house you would expect to see Mary Poppins or Paddington Bear strolling out of, Bedford Gardens is the stuff of real estate dreams. Flaunting a pink door, white walls and some oh-so-gorgeous blooms, it’s a great venue for wisteria season in London. Jump on the tube to Notting Hill Gate and you'll find this stunning area just a five-minute stroll away, although be prepared to wait your turn for that perfect picture as this spot is pretty popular.

Bedford Gardens Notting Hill Wisteria | DesignMyNight

Venture to this beautiful street early to avoid the wisteria-seeking crowds.

Eastcote Gardens, Hillingdon

This pretty park is a little more of a journey from central London, but Eastcote Gardens in Hillingdon are well worth the visit. Their gorgeous wisteria tunnel will have you surrounded by purple beauty, found inside a walled garden that's been around since the 17th century. Though admittedly a little more recent, the tree itself is also well-established having been planted in 1986. And if you fancy making a day of it? Then swing by the charming Red Lion Hotel nearby for real ales and classic pub fare.

Eastcote Gardens Wisteria | DesignMyNight

Live out your secret garden fantasies at Eastcote Gardens.

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