Buy flowers in Columbia Road

27 Feb
Columbia Road Flower Market by Yukino Miyazawa
One of the best things about London is its markets, from bric-a-bac and  antiques to food and flowers. Columbia Road plays host to such a flower market every Sunday from 9am. It’s an amazing tonic to be surrounded by blooms growing, cut, in flower or bulb form on a small stretch of street in London’s East End. Come with cash in hand and a basket big enough to carry your buys as you will be tempted to take home more than a bunch and have some of that flower magic with you for the start of the week.
Warning: it does get crowded and you may find yourself pushed along with the flow of people but it’s the  perfect excuse to just begin walking along the stretch again. The shops on the road also offer some respite. Start Space is a great gallery which has a welcome garden at the back with great coffee, there’s paper artist Rob Ryan’s Ryantown, cutesy cupcake and kitchenware seller Treacle, simple but appealing crockery at Pot Luck or more retro Vintage Heaven and its tearoom Cakehole.

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