Earlier this month, I visited Bloomsbury Flowers‘ new shop in Ham Yard Village in London. The village is set in the courtyard of the Ham Yard Hotel and it comprises of twelve boutique stores.
It was so lovely to meet up with Mark Welford, who runs Bloomsbury Flowers with Stephen Wicks. I often bump into Mark at New Covent Garden Flower Market and you may remember that I’ve featured reviews of their books on Flowerona in the past. And oh my…what a beautiful shop they’ve created! Immediately below are my photos of outside, followed by inside. Do look out for the very cute moss dogs, lamb and cat!
And now, come inside…
Isn’t it just wonderful? This little fella above, very aptly named Bloomy, is the shop mascot and he’s been ‘living’ in Ham Yard Village since the store opened in the summer. As well as creating gorgeous floral designs for visitors and callers to the shop, Bloomsbury Flowers are also responsible for the flowers for Ham Yard Hotel, plus the other seven Firmdale Hotels in London. Their remit includes flowers for the public areas such as restaurant, drawing room, reception, library, plus room service and suites.
I highly recommend visiting Ham Yard Village and, of course, in particular Mark and Stephen’s new shop! And whilst you’re there, visiting the Ham Yard Hotel is an absolute must. It’s absolutely stunning! If you missed my recent video with footage of the hotel, here’s a link: Flowerona Reflects video. It’s also a wonderful place for a drink, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Location-wise, Ham Yard Hotel and Village are in walking distance of Piccadilly Circus tube. The address is 1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT and the entrances to the village are in Great Windmill Street and Denman Street.
***CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT***
Next Thursday 4th December, a Christmas Shopping Event is being held at Ham Yard Village from 6pm-9pm. Special offers and festive treats will be available across all of the stores and there’s also a chance to win an amazing hamper!
P.S. When we met up, Mark told me that he and Stephen have recently been collaborating with their publisher DK on a new book, ‘How To Style your Perfect Wedding’. The book takes you through various wedding themes with step-by-step projects, including how to make a hand-tied bouquet. It will be published in the UK and United States early in the New Year.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)