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Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Madam Tussauds probably come to mind when you think about London scenery. But did you expect to find fields of flowers in and around London?

Especially now, in late summer, you can experience an explosion of colour at London’s Lavender fields. The season typically runs from May to September and gives visitors an unparalleled richness of sight and scent.

Rooted in the historic lavender industry of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, you can still find huge fields of the amazing flower not too far from the city center. Places like Mayfield Lavender Farm or Kew Gardens are perfect destinations for a day trip if you want to leave the downtown buzz behind or if you are looking for some instagrammable, indigo moments that will turn your followers green with envy.

Please note: Due to the Covid19 situation, many lavender fields currently ask visitors to book in advance and some services or activities that are usually offered may be cancelled. So please check the respective website before your visit.

Some links:

Kentish Lavender / Castle Farm, https://www.castlefarmkent.co.uk/
Mayfield Lavender. https://www.mayfieldlavender.com/ 
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, https://www.kew.org/
Yorkshire Lavender, https://www.yorkshirelavender.com/
Somerset Lavender, http://www.somersetlavender.com/

Enjoy & stay safe!