Plants make you happier. That’s a fact.
1. Palm Vaults
Possibly the most Instagrammable coffee shop in the whole of London, Palm Vaults in Hackney is decorated with pastel colours, retro prints and plenty of plants. Behind the tropical interior, their menu is also super trendy. We’re talking matcha frappés, avocado coffee and RED VELVET lattes.
411 Mare Street, E8 1HY
2. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
B&H Buildings do brunch in the most beautiful of settings. Sip on bottomless Bellinis or Bloody Marys while you admire the gorgeous greenhouse oasis, and, er, did we mention that the Bellinis and Bloody Marys were bottomless? Oh, and they have nice chairs, too.
42 Northampton Rd, EC1R 0HU
3. Conservatory Archives
Conservatory Archives are an indoor gardening specialist, but their showroom in Hackney is open to the public 6 days a week (excluding Mondays). It’s an Instagramers dream, with every angle showing off another perfect shot.
493-495 Hackney Road, E2 9ED
Pomona’s is a stunning restaurant in the heart of Notting Hill. Sit amongst the bright and modern interior, with plants hanging from the ceiling, and feast on their Californian brunch. Match delicious food with an anything-but-ordinary bellini, choosing from either pear and cardamom, sloe and mint, or clementine and rosemary.
47 Hereford Rd, W2 5AH
A pretty plant and homeware store selling all sorts of aesthetically pleasing bits and bobs. If you’re a bit of a crafty fox, you might also fancy taking part in one of their workshops. The next one’s a dried flower bouquet workshop, because arranging dead flowers is a handy skill to have…
5 Chatsworth Road, E5 0LH
6. The Kew Greenhouse
Built over 120 years ago, the Greenhouse used to serve as the village bakery for many years. Now one of London’s favourite cafés, their menu continues to serve home-baked cakes and pastries, alongside a hefty menu of hearty dishes. Perfect for a visit after Kew Gardens.
Kew Gardens, Surrey, TW9 3PS
Perhaps the greatest shop name to ever exist (strong competition from this lot, mind you), Prick sells… well, it sells cacti… duh.
492 Kingsland Rd, E8 4AE