This ‘Shades of London’ tube map will take you to London’s most colourful spots.
Bloom & Wild—the gorgeous flower delivery company—went on a hunt to find London’s most colourful boroughs. The result was a rainbow of fantastic street art and stunning spring florals.
Contrary to what you might think, London isn’t just fifty shades of grey — it’s actually a burgeoning kingdom of colour. Using social-listening data—i.e. following posts that mentioned #streetart, #colour and #prettycities—along with their local know-how, Bloom & Wild have designed a handy little tube map that will take you on a stimulating search for shades.
(See also: 81 Of The Most Colourful Places In London)
Hop on the tube to Oxford Circus and discover Soho’s buzzing Carnaby Street, which runs parallel to Kingly Street. Carnaby is always bursting with colour and culture, and has been ever since the Swinging 60s when all the cool kids—from The Beatles to Elizabeth Taylor—used to spend time there.
Another suggested stop is Covent Garden, which we suspect has something to do with the ridiculously colourful Neal’s Yard that you’ll find hiding down a tiny side street in Seven Dials.
(See also: The Secret London Guide To London’s Prettiest Streets.)
You’ll also find Old Street on the map, due to its proximity to Shoreditch and all the epic street art nearby. If you’re hoping to spy some, you’re best off strolling down Brick Lane, Hanbury Street, Chance Street, Great Eastern Street, Rivington Street or Wilkes Street. Old Street is also a short walk from Columbia Road Flower Market, which is just as colourful as you might expect.
📍 Check out the full map here.
Also published on Medium.