Advertisement
Advertisement

Best London flower delivery 2022: Fill your home with flowers from just £20

Flora Baker
7 Mar 2022
Best London flower delivery
Advertisement

Treat yourself and your loved ones with a stunning bouquet, whatever the weather

We all deserve a nice bunch of flowers from time to time. London is filled with florists, and you can always spot couriers with long slim cardboard boxes cycling all over the city. But how do you know which online florist is going to guarantee delivery when it’s promised? Are there more sustainable options out there? And what if your chosen recipient won’t be home when a delivery arrives?

We’ve put together a guide to the best flower delivery services in London, from simple blooms to last-minute extravagant bouquets. All these flowers can be ordered online with each service’s easy-to-navigate website, and you can quickly see which florist offers same-day or next-day delivery. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, condolences, congratulations or purely to bring a smile to someone’s face, we’ve found the best London florists and flower shops that fit the bill.

READ NEXT: Check out some of our favourite indoor plants


Best London flower delivery: At a glance

  • Best last minute flower delivery: Flower Station | Buy now
  • Best letterbox flower delivery: Bloom and Wild | Buy now
  • Best subscription service: Freddie’s Flowers | Buy now
  • Best bespoke flower delivery: Bloom | Buy now
  • Best luxury flower delivery: Flowerbx | Buy now

How to choose the best London flower delivery service for you

What’s your budget?

People are often surprised at the cost of fresh flowers, but remember that you’re paying for these rather delicate and high-maintenance items to be picked, cut, arranged, styled and delivered.

The florists we’ve listed can charge anywhere from £20 to £500 for a bouquet – and delivery charges should be taken into account, too. Some companies will include delivery in their prices, while others have a fixed fee for next-day delivery and charge additionally for same-day or special delivery. So, don’t forget to read the fine print before you place your order.

When would you like your flowers to arrive?

Depending on the area of London you’d like to deliver to, lots of companies will offer same-day delivery as long as you make an order before a specific time of day. The fastest response time we’ve found is with the Flower Station, which can deliver just three hours after ordering for an extra fee. It’s always worth checking the delivery section of a florist’s FAQ page, as they’ll typically outline delivery areas and mention any postcodes they don’t visit.

READ NEXT: These are the best plants to spruce up your bathroom

Are you worried about flowers left on the doorstep?

We all live busy lives, and the one issue with sending a surprise delivery is the possibility of the recipient not being home to take in their flowers. Thankfully, plenty of florists have taken this into consideration, opting for letterbox packaging – made famous by Bloom and Wild – so deliveries land safely inside the house.

When it comes to bouquets that may need to wait on the doorstep for a while, every florist included here takes great care to package up their flowers in a way that maintains their freshness for at least a few hours. Just get them into water quickly once you’re home.

The best London flower deliveries in 2022

1. Bloom and Wild: Best letterbox flower delivery

Price: from £20 | Buy now from Bloom and Wild

Bloom and Wild is famed for starting the letterbox bouquet trend – but the blooms it delivers are much better quality than an innovative delivery system may suggest. Flowers are hand-packed stem by stem, individually wrapped in petal protectors, and arrive with a guide to arranging them. As flowers are sent in bud form, they should stay fresh for at least seven days, but we’ve found they stay looking fantastic for much longer.

There are plenty of letterbox blooms on offer, ranging in price from a bunch of British tulips at £20, through an elegant collection of roses, carnations and freesias – the “Claire” – at £35, to a wild bunch named the “Frances” at £45 (“roses, lisianthus, september, ruscus, dianthus solomio and limonium”). You can also set up a subscription for three, six and 12 months of letterbox flowers, which start at £79, £130 and £240.

Although not always guaranteed for next-day delivery, London blooms should arrive the next day if you order before 5.30pm Monday-Friday. Letterbox flowers are sent through Royal Mail Tracked so you can check your order online.

Read our full Bloom & Wild review

Key details – Price range: £20 to £45; Same-day delivery: No; Next-day delivery: Yes; Nominated day delivery: Yes

Buy now from Bloom and Wild


2. Freddie’s Flowers: Best regular flower delivery

Price: £25 | Buy now from Freddie’s Flowers

Plenty of social media marketing featuring its friendly and approachable namesake has made Freddie’s Flowers a popular internet choice when it comes to flower deliveries. It’s a surprisingly simple business model: sign up for regular deliveries and, every week, a different seasonal arrangement arrives on your doorstep. You can choose to be surprised by the flowers on offer, or check the site’s Flower Calendar for the next bouquet and to skip any upcoming deliveries you don’t want. For anyone with lily allergies (or cats), Freddie's also offers a lily-free box each week if you contact it via email.

The flowers are gorgeous and really good quality – and they’re grown and cut to order, which helps avoid excess waste and keeps blooms as fresh as possible. They last two weeks or more. Moreover, the company is sustainable as far as possible: it uses bicycle delivery where it can, is almost 100% plastic-free, and uses recycled packaging that is all biodegradable. Because it’s not a subscription, you’re not tied into anything, either. Simply hit cancel when you’d like to stop receiving flowers. Easy!

Key details – Price range: £25; Same-day delivery: No; Next-day delivery: No; Nominated day delivery: Yes

Buy now from Freddie’s Flowers


3. The Flower Station: Best last-minute flower delivery

Price: from £50 | Buy now from The Flower Station

Open for delivery 24 hours a day, the Flower Station is perhaps the most accessible option for last-minute flower orders. For £10, it offers same-day delivery across London, seven days a week, for orders placed by 6pm. It can also deliver in only three hours for an additional fee – just get in touch with the customer care team first. You can also request a specific time delivery, although it will cost more. Deliveries after 7pm will be sent by minicab for an extra charge.

Flower Station delivers to virtually every postcode in the city, but as the Flower Station shops are based in West London it’s the most popular delivery area. There’s even a drive-through florist at its shop near Baker Street, open 24/7. For that level of accessibility, it’s understandable that prices run slightly higher. The cheapest bouquets start at around £50, 50 long stem red roses cost £250, and a bouquet of white-petalled St Germain flowers will set you back £475.

Key details – Price range: £50 to £500; Same-day delivery: Yes; Next-day delivery: Yes; Nominated day delivery: Yes

Buy now from The Flower Station


4. Bloom: Best bespoke flower delivery in London

Price: from £35 | Buy now from By Bloom

There are over a hundred types of market flowers on Bloom’s easy-to-use website – everything from roses, hyacinths and tulips to orchids, freesias and calla lilies. Although there are plenty of pre-arranged bouquets (starting at £35), we’re particularly enamoured with the “design your own” bespoke bouquet option. First, choose the size of your bouquet: anything from 40 stems with four types of flowers, to 70 stems with seven types. You then pick the flowers (aided by filters for flower meaning, type and colour) and additional foliage. Flowers are priced by stem (£1.50 to £3), which means a bespoke bouquet costs between £60 and £220.

Once you’ve chosen a delivery day, let Bloom’s florists take care of the rest. Flowers are cut to order, wrapped in recyclable paper, and arrive in fresh-water packaging ready to arrange at home. Ordering before noon on weekdays means free next-day delivery, but Bloom can offer same-day delivery in last-minute situations if you contact it.

Key spec – Price range: £35 to £220; Same-day delivery: No; Next-day delivery: Yes; Nominated day delivery: Yes

Buy now from By Bloom


5. Flowerbx: Best luxury flower delivery

Price: from £30 | Buy now from Flowerbx

Flowerbx has quickly gained a reputation for luxury flower arrangements, thanks to its impeccable customer service and seasonal flowers obtained directly from the growers. These are cut to order so they stay extra fresh.

Instead of traditional bouquets, you’ll find single bunches of one type of flower: a decision made by the company’s founder to eliminate waste and make the company as sustainable as possible. From its headquarters in north London, Flowerbx deliveries within the city cruise around in bespoke zero emission refrigerated vans, so there’s no chance your bouquets will arrive crushed or mangled.

For same-day delivery, Flowerbx has a dedicated page of available flowers, which changes regularly. We really like the filter options when ordering, too: you can refine searches by stem length, flower colour and type, opt for gift wrapping at checkout, and choose click and collect if you fancy delivering them yourself.

Standard delivery is free if you order two days in advance. Next day delivery in London is £10 if you order before midnight on weekdays, and same-day deliveries cost £15 when ordered before 1pm, Monday to Saturday.

Key spec – Price range: £30 to £115; Same-day delivery: Yes; Next-day delivery: Yes; Nominated day delivery: Yes

Buy now from Flowerbx


Read more

Best Buys