We Are Looking For New Talent

We are expanding and are looking for new talent! Success is all about the team at McQueens and we always go that extra mile to make sure our work looks stunning. We are recruiting for an exceptionally talented, experienced, creative and committed senior florist to join our team based at our Bethnal Green HQ. We […]

Meet The McQueens Team: Zibi Zareba

We are fortunate to have a fantastic troop of extraordinarily talented people that work at McQueens. Florists, support staff and office administrators to name a few. Towards the top of the tree and earning the respect of everyone who works with him, is a longstanding McQueens florist, Zibi Zareba. Zibi is our go-to man for hotel and […]

Meet the Team: Will Simmons

Today we are featuring Will Simmons. At just 18 years old, he is the youngest and one of the newest members of our team. Will has been working at McQueens for nearly a year now and is part of our busy events team. He has a contagious passion for flowers that runs in the family – […]

Ask McQueens: What Flowers to Give Someone with Hayfever?

Today’s question comes from a reader facing a conundrum common to many of us during the warmer months –  hay fever. Although not affected himself, Richard’s wife of almost a decade regularly suffers from sneezing fits in the presence of flowers. Fortunately, with over 15 years experience, senior florist and McQueens shop manager, Andrea Bassoli, is just the […]

Ask McQueens: Will Lily of the Valley Last in a Wedding Bouquet?

Lily of the valley is a remarkable flower and a much-requested inclusion in bridal bouquets. The fragrance and delicate nature of this flower makes it a perfect choice but, as one reader learned, it comes with some very careful care instructions. To answer today’s question we selected the rather knowledgeable senior florist of 25 years, McQueens social media […]

Ask McQueens: What Are the Best Wedding Flowers to Use Abroad?

Today we’re introducing our new feature Ask McQueens where you can shower us with all your floral questions and we’ll do our best to come up with the answers! We kick off with one of the most popular topics within the floral world, weddings. One of our lovely readers has written in with a question about her […]

Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day at McQueens

Today, the McQueens team here in our London HQ are getting their silly (and serious) hats on by taking part in Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day. In aid of children in need around the world, we’ve bid farewell to our florist’s aprons and donned our most fetching Christmas jumpers for the day (as if […]

Meet The Team: Paulina Kwiatkowska

Flowers have been a subliminal theme for McQueens event florist Paulina throughout her life. The word ‘flowers’ features in her surname (Kwiat means flower in her native Poland), she was born in April (which is the month of flowers back home) and she even lived on Rose Street when she grew up – someone was […]

Our Top Tips on Dressing the Christmas Tree

Over the past 25 years, we have had the pleasure of dressing the trees at some of the finest of London’s hotels, including The Berkeley, The Connaught, and the iconic Claridge’s Christmas foyer. From whopping Noble firs and miniature potted picea, to bespoke birch installations and intricate ‘invisible’ designs — created by suspending delicate clusters […]