London Pollen Hotspots
Hay fever can put a real dampener on a day out in the capital. So, it’s a good idea to keep tabs of the local London pollen hotspots. With hay fever season starting as early as February, you’ll need to watch out for grass, tree, and weed pollen, which are the main contributors to hay fever in London.
Here are some common pollen hotspots across London:
- Hyde Park
- Hampstead Heath
- Jubilee Gardens
- Hampton Court Palace
- Victoria Park
- Hackney Downs
- London Zoo
- Regent’s Park
- Crystal Palace Park
- Richmond Park
- Greenwich Park
- Kensington Gardens
- Notting Hill
- Holland Park and Kyoto Garden
- St James’s Park
Allergy-Friendly Activities in London
Luckily, there’s plenty to do in London – even if you suffer with allergies. Here are a few hay-fever friendly activities that you can enjoy around the capital:
Museums and Landmarks
Get a taste of history and culture at the following attractions:
- London Transport Museum
- Trafalgar Square
- Houses of Parliament
- Big Ben
- London Eye
- Tower of London
- The British Museum
Grab a bargain at any of the local markets:
- Borough Market
- Maltby Street Market
- Leadenhall Market
- Brick Lane Market
Shop until you drop at any of the following popular shopping centres and streets in London:
- Oxford Street
- Westfield (White City and Stratford)
- Regent Street
- Bond Street
Managing Allergies in London
Hay fever can be more severe in London because of increased levels of air pollution. Due to this, it’s important to find ways to effectively manage your allergies and treat your symptoms.
Here are a few tips and tricks1:
- Rub Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen.
- Wear sunglasses to block pollen from causing irritation to your eyes.
- Vacuum and dust your home regularly.
- Purchase a pollen filter for your car.
- Keep your windows and doors shut.
- Take antihistamines like BENADRYL® Allergy Relief and BENACORT® Hayfever Relief Nasal Spray to help relieve your symptoms.
As long as you manage your symptoms, you should be able to enjoy yourself in the capital, even if the pollen levels in London are high. For more advice on managing and treating your allergies, read our helpful managing allergies page.