What Signs Herald London Spring For You?

By Janan Jay Last edited 74 months ago
What Signs Herald London Spring For You?
Female hazel Flowers - Credit Adrian Brooker, City of London Corporation
Female hazel Flowers - Credit Adrian Brooker, City of London Corporation
Male hazel Flowers - Credit Adrian Brooker, City of London Corporation
Male hazel Flowers - Credit Adrian Brooker, City of London Corporation

In spite of the snowflakes and icy white sheets that have coated the London landscape this past week, the City of London has excitedly announced that catkins and blooming hazel on Hampstead Heath herald the changing of the seasons.

As flowers and greenery slowly show themselves — and given the British obsession with even the minutest change in weather — we want to hear your seasonal map of London. What signifies the beginning of spring to you? Daffodils outside your local church hall? The birdsong while you wait for your morning train at your station? It might not be just the local flora and fauna that gives you that tingly feeling. Maybe drinking wine in the beer garden in the soft sunshine. Or perhaps it’s milling around in the mild climate, as you hang around on the peripheries of a party you’re obligated to go to in the same Hoxton hangout. Every. Single. Year.

Let us know anything, no matter how random, that’s guaranteed to make your subconscious snap into spring mode. We’re all bunny ears.

Last Updated 10 February 2012