Urban Explorer Series: Jake's Travel Itinerary

Urban Explorer Series: Jake's Travel Itinerary

“To me, urban exploration does not have to be so dramatic where you have to travel to extremes to find something on the other side of the world. Exploration is about exploring the surroundings with your eyes and finding that little bit of wonder in the mundane.”



Jake Kuit

Founder of Kuit Flowers



Jake’s Travel Itinerary



There are talented florists, and then there is Mr. Jake Kuit – one of the most creative, vivacious, and uplifting personalities we know in the industry. His artistry in manipulating flowers into unique works of art for a special event, a wedding, or an art installation is truly astounding. We speak to our March urban explorer to find out where he would take first-time visitors around London to experience the magic of the city’s flora and fauna. Read the full itinerary now. 



Cycle Across London

If you visit in March, rent a bike and ride around the suburbs of East London, Chelsea, and Knights-bridge. It is like a treasure hunt to find the best Cherry Blossoms and Magnolias in bloom. In March, you will find Daffodils popping up in every park right now, but it is the houses with Wisteria growing around them that are the real gem.



Chelsea Flower Show

Formally known as the Great Spring Show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held in London for five consecutive days in May on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. This annual display of flora and fauna draws an audience from across the globe to bask in the beauty of impeccable gardens dreamed up by the biggest names in floristry.



Chelsea In Bloom

This free annual festival is produced by Cadogan in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (the RHS), where you can find the squares, streets, and facades of Chelsea transformed with beautiful flower displays. Each year revolves around a new theme, and this year it takes place between 20-26 May 2024 at Sloane Square, along King’s Road, Pavilion Road, Duke of York Square, and Sloane Street.



Avenue Park in Stoke Newington

It is a beautiful hidden oasis where I used to live, and the cemetery here is the quietest place in central London. You can sit on a park bench surrounded by trees and overgrown like a wilderness escape. You cannot hear a single traffic noise and it is absolutely mesmerising! Here, you can find yourself stumbling upon a gorgeous cathedral with stained glass windows and Ivy has grown all around it in the centre of this park, lined with beautiful gravestones. It is a beautiful little escape in the heart of London, which I absolutely adore.