I have several friends who have been visiting Japan in recent weeks, admiring the cherry blossom season. These people live in Australia though, where such blooms are not common as the weather is too temperate.
I was in New York exactly a year ago, where they were all over Central Park and Greenwich village. Here in London you will find plenty of cherry blossoms in the parks and suburban front gardens.
These photos were taken in various locations throughout the Finchley area of North London.