Last week on Thursday I had the morning off of work, a nationwide initiative for employees to focus on mental health. And despite a forecast of showers I took my bike out and headed over to Kensington to see the last of the wisteria. The gorgeous purple blooms had opened the week before and I had seen gorgeous shots all over Instagram, They usually last for a few weeks but based on the weird weather they are already dying.
You may recall Mark and I went on a long walk last April at I shared some of the top spots I took photos in this post, The Best Wisteria in London. Since I had pinned all of the top spots on Google Maps it made it easy to bike by and see if there were any flowers left. Luckily, by the time I arrived at perhaps the most famous house with wisteria and it’s pink door the rain had let up. In case you want to go to this gorgeous home the address is 4 Bedford Gardens, London W8 7EH located between Notting Hill and Kensington. After a lovely chat with the Australian home owner I took a dozen photos and then biked along.
All in I stopped at a dozen places between Kensington and Chelsea and in my opinion I was able to still get some pretty shots despite the weather. Take a look at some of my favorite photographs from the London wisteria on Elm Place, Campden Grove, Gordon Place, Abingdon Road, Sumner Place and more:
And yes, they do not compare to the shots from last year taken earlier in the season and on a bright sun shiny day but I still think they give you a sense of the beauty of these flowers, no?
Have you ever seen the London wisteria?