COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET

 There’s no doubt that East London’s Columbia Road flower market is the place to be on a Sunday, just a short walk away from Brick Lane’s PUMA YARD, it hosts live music, a farmers market, coffee pit stops, cafe’s and of course, the flower stalls overspilling with freshly cut or grown greenery. The sound of merchants trying to out shout each other is deafening as you walk down Columbia Road (GET YOUR ROSES £5 A BUNCH!), and always brings a smile to my face. 

For lunch I stopped by Printers and Stationers, an old printing workshop converted into an eatery just off the square where you can watch the buskers play, it’s the perfect chill out spot for a beer a beer and pulled pork sandwich, as well as being just around the corner from the fresh Oyster bar. The flower market is open from 8am to 4pm on Sundays only.   

Helpful tip: turn up around 4pm, closing time, for bunches of flowers for £2 or £3!

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12 Comments

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    Lorien August 18, 2012

    Love a spot of East London. It has so much character. Love Columbia Road Flower market too! Some great photographs here.

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    Diana August 18, 2012

    Oh my god! Those are such beautiful pictures! I have been meaning to go there myself, and now have all the more reasons!Thank you for sharing!

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      Charlotte July 19, 2013

      oh so lovely… thanks for sharing…!big hugs and enjoy your day xo

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    Duck August 18, 2012

    Some of your neighbours are very sexy!

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    Katie Frank August 18, 2012

    oh wow. those pictures are just amazing. wowwowowowowow i love it. what kind of camera do you use? someone has right. your neighbours are sexy <3
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    the white ribbon August 18, 2012

    One of my favorite markets in London! xx

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    the style crusader August 18, 2012

    Columbia Road Flower Market is the best! Wish i could be there with you every week! Lovely post. I love seeing it through your eyes! xx

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      A La Mode August 18, 2012

      I wish we were all going tomorrow ;(

      Might just get that bike and head down for some cheap posies in the afternoon!

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      Nathan Niche August 18, 2012

      omg, I’m heading down there tomorrow afternoon!! Might meet Shini there too, let’s all grab coffee and flowers :D

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    Kit August 18, 2012

    Woahhhh your indoor photos are amazing, very good light!

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    Chuck August 23, 2012

    So much loveliness. Really must go and stock up on greenery soon. X

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