July 3rd (Sunday)
Transportation: Early in the morning, I took the Thameslink from West Hampstead –> East Croydon Station–>Purley (1 stop)–> 116 Bus and get off at Carshalton Road–> Walk 30 seconds to the entrance (The total journey took us about 2 hours!)
- If you are going with a group, suggested you buy the group save ticket (More info: London Thameslink Group Save Discount) OR you can visit the Thameslink website if you would like to purchase a ticket for individual (Thameslink Railway Official)
This is the stop where you get off from a bus:
Recommendation: Suggested not to visit on a Sunday if you do not have a car, the buses and trains are not that frequent on Weekends.
Lavender Field’s Selling Point: 25 Acres of Lavender
Review of the Lavender Field: The Lavender field is such a beautiful place. We have taken thousands of photos (from selfies to just taking photos of the field). I’m a person who really love PURPLE which makes it more exciting! Overall, it is a place where you must visit if you have enough time in London, if not just do not bother as it takes quite a while to travel back and forth and I rather you use the time to visit other nice cities in London which you might get a better access on public transportations.
Review of the Lavender Cafe: I had the Lavender Scone with Clotted cream and a Lavender Tea.
- The Lavender Scone- It was average, on the day that we went to the field was really windy and cold which didn’t make our experience on food as positive.
- The Lavender Tea- It was a bit tasteless, not recommended. Should try something thats with milk.
Review of the Lavender Plant Shop: There were different kinds of Lavender products in the shop that you can buy. From shower, skincare products to pillow comforter and plants. Prices are acceptable as well.
Mayfield Lavender Field
Address: 1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM7 3JA
Opening Hours: Open every day 9am to 6pm, June 1 to Sept 14
Mayfield Plant Nursery & Shop
Address: 139 Reigate Road Ewell, KT17 3DW (By Audi Garage, Driftbridge)
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am to 5.30 pm
More Info: Mayfield Lavender’s Official
This is a place where you must visit during the summer!