Escape the city for a romantic rendezvous at the for Mayfield Lavender Farm in Croydon.
Here there are rows of blue, mauve, and purple as far as the eye can see. Thousands of stems of powdery lavender, dancing in the sunshine, make for a perfect dreamy getaway, without so much as leaving the city. Bumble bees hover over the incandescent blues and purples, clinging to the occasional stem before moving on to the next. Spend your day running your fingertips along the endless rows of lavender, stooping down to smell the plants, and twirling in the fields.