On a recent visit to London, I went to visit Petersham nurseries with the lovely Marian Clark, landscape architect extraordinaire! She loves the place and I had no idea what to expect, so the beauty of their greenhouses came as a delightful surprise. Not only do they have beautiful plants but they are arranged on French and English antiques mixed with new pottery. The result is irresistible! Add to this an excellent café plus a restaurant with a great reputation, and you can find some ‘art de vivre’ with English and French style, a few minutes from the heart of London!  http://petershamnurseries.com/