London’s Lavender Field: Mayfield

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Mayfield Lavender Farm

If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll know that there’s nothing I love more than a colourful door or some beautiful flowers. I love to watch blooms change with the seasons, from snowdrops to bluebells and wisteria to peonies. When it started looking like summer was finally here in London, I decided that I had to visit a lavender field.

Luckily, after a quick Google search I discovered Mayfield lavender farm in Banstead, South London. My friends didn’t need much convincing so we headed over to the farm on a sunny Saturday morning.

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How to get there:

From central London, the best way to get to the lavender field is to get a train from London Bridge to Purley, then take bus 166 all the way to Oaks Park. Easy!

If you have a car you can of course drive around 32 kilometres (20 miles) from London to the farm.

The farm is usually open from June to September but check the website before heading there.

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When you get there, you’ll be asked to pay a £1 entry fee per adult, which I think is very reasonable! Don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities to spend your money once you’re inside – the café’s lavender scones are popular.

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Do not underestimate the English sun! My shoulders got sooo burnt that day.

If you do visit Mayfield, take lots of pictures – the lavender makes for the most beautiful backdrop. Oh, and make sure you stop to smell the flowers too…

Be quick, you only have until mid-September to visit the lavender fields!

Did you know that you can find lavender fields just outside of central London? These look beautiful from June to September.
  • It’s gorgeous isn’t – I dropped by last weekend 🙂

  • Rosy Flynn
    July 25, 2016

    This is so beautiful, unfortunately I live too far away to visit but I wish I could

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  • Passant Adel
    July 29, 2016

    We may don’t have lavender farms at Egypt but we do have great history sights and 2 seas to dive in! GREAT images!!
    See my latest trip to Alexandria here:

  • aprileveryday
    July 30, 2016

    We visited a lavender farm last summer and it was SO much fun! I loved it! I love the dress too!
    xo April | April Everyday

    • Anne-Sophie ~ City Cookie
      August 1, 2016

      Thanks! It’s such a fun and unusual thing to do, isn’t it? Where did you go? x

  • You’re so cute! I love the dress, and I need to visit this field! Also lavender scone… Sign me up!

  • Hannah Cornish
    August 3, 2016

    Stunning photos, you look beautiful! Those lavender scones sound amazing!


  • Hanh
    August 9, 2016

    Gorgeous photos, I was just here on the weekend!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

  • Iga Parker
    August 13, 2016

    Amazing photos, hun!
    I really love your dress <3


  • Fábio Rosado
    September 1, 2016

    I haven’t visited the Lavender Fields this year yet, might do it next week.
    I can understand how much you like the farm, it’s soon pretty and full of colour and with such a lovely smell everywhere you go.

    I liked the cakes, the cookies and the lavender lemonade 😀 Usually we buy a bunch of lavender do take home and place it in the living room 😀

  • AlicevstheWorld
    September 1, 2016

    Oh wow, this looks so pretty!

  • Jessica F. Walker
    January 26, 2017

    Man, I’m going to be visiting in October. I guess that just means I’ll have to take another trip. I love lavender. I want to walk in fields of purple!

    • Anne-Sophie ~ City Cookie
      January 26, 2017

      Ah, such a shame you’re going to miss it! Another option would be to organise a trip to the South of France in June/July – then you’d be pretty much guaranteed good weather!

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