Columbia Road Flower Market London

Columbia Road Flower Market London

4 11 Reviews


Flowers & Gifts in London - Shoreditch
Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, Shoreditch, London, E2 7RG

http://www.columbiaroad.info

Every Sunday this historic street fills with a bright patchwork of hundreds of flower stalls. Columbia Road is the capital's most colourful and sweet-smelling market. Flowers, shrubs, bedding plants and other horticultural delights are all for sale. The market is open from 08:00-14:00
Tags: bethnal green, breakfast, cafe, christmas, Coffee, columbia road, East London, flower market, flowers, market, photography, plants & flowers, Shopping, sunday, sunday lunch, Sunday Roast




Columbia Road Flower Market London Reviews


Worth the trip - It is soooo far from were I live I had to get up in the middle of the night to get there for the morning but it was worth it! I have never seen anything like that flower market and I hope to see it again - there was everything there, every flower I knew exists and loads I have never seen before. Great morning experience :)  
Tags: flower, market

Rating  4

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Nice - Great diversity. Something for everyone.  
Tags: flowers. jewellery

Rating  4

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Aamaizng - You cna find great things here, the atmospehre is simply amazinG!  

Rating  5

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Christmas Wednesdays - If you've never been before, you must head down to Columbia Road for their Christmas Wednesdays shopping extravaganza! The shops, which are usually only open on a Sunday, are open on Wednesday evenings throughout December. Columbia Road is home to a mass of lovely little independent retailers, selling everything from jewellery and vintage clothes, to antiques, toys, cupcakes and furniture. Expect honest, traditional service from the shopkeepers, and the cobbled streets and period shop fronts make for a charming backdrop. Last year there was live music, mulled wine and mince pies on offer, in my opinion it's the perfect way to warm up on a winter's evening, and avoid the high street Christmas crush!
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Tags: christmas, columbia road, Shopping

Rating  5

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Feast for the Senses - Sweet market. Best to get in early, as it tends to get too packed to move late afternoon. For £20 a clever shopper could walk away with two huge armfuls of plants or cut flowers.

A photographers dream. Also great for taking video as the sounds of East Ender market stall people ("three for a fivah") and street buskers is magical.

Recommended route:

Start the morning with cup of coffee at Taste of Bitter Love (Hackney Road), stroll down Horatio Street toward the market.

Make a booking at The Marksman Pub on Horatio Street (www.marksmanpub.com) for a perfect Sunday lunch... really the only worthwhile place in the area.

Keep walking to enjoy your coffee in the outdoor courtyard before you get to the actual flower market. Great for people watching!

Great shops along the entire street - open only on Sundays. It pays to get to the market early so as to actually be able to step into the shops with your bundle of flowers :)  
Tags: bethnal green, Coffee, columbia road, East London, flower market, photography, sunday lunch, Sunday Roast

Rating  5

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Best Flowers, Best Prices... - We just picked up 50 Dutch Tulips for £10. They'r all perfect and beautiful. It's pretty fun to listen to the guys who work the stalls.

Tip: go to the coffee kiosk just off the side street by the Royal Oak, they make great coffee and use Square Mile. I heard today the guy just won Best UK Barista.  
Tags: coffee, flower market, flowers, squaremile

Rating  5

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20 mins from the centre of the City - Lost what to do on a Sunday morning?

Then head to Columbia road flower market, check out the flowers, the totty (if not with the wife or partner) and the sellers, you catch yourself some breakfast or lunch, no chain cafe's or restaurants here just fresh tasty food, and of course there are the flowers themselves.

There are load's of little shops and eating places and the Bar opens at 6.30am...

Enjoy.  
Tags: breakfast, early bar, flowers, fresh air, home made, morning, Sunday

Rating  5

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Three bunches a fiver! - After the Borough Market, the Columbia Road Flower Market is my number one place to take folx from out of town. Enter from the Ropley Street end to really appreciate the diamond-in-the-rough-end-of-Bethnal-Green feel to this magical collection of flower stalls, frou-frou homewares shops and dreamy cafes and pubs. And if you really want to nab a bargain, be like the locals and turn up after 1.30pm when all the flowers drop to half price. Calls of "Three bunches for a fiver, ladies!" will get your heart racing, if, like me, the idea of filling your house full of beautiful and very cheap flowers really ticks your tock. And if the excitement gets all too much, grab yourself a cupcake or three at Treacle. The shops linng Columbia Road really deserve individual postings... the sorts of places you wish you had unlimited dough to spend in. But if you're happy to window shop and head home with armsful of roses for a tenner, then this is the place for you.  
Tags: cupcakes, flowers, homewares, market

Rating  4

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Flower heaven - This market is one of my favourites in town, 2nd actually after Borough. To hear the banter beeing shouted in the thickest of thick east London accents between the stalls makes it worth the trip alone. Every Sunday morning the road gets filled to the brim with flowers and plants for both in & outdoors. It tends to get rather packed so get there early to beat the crowd.
Dont miss the eclectic little shops with arts and crafts that gets a bit hidden away behind all the plants.

Top tip, go on a really miserable, grey and cold rainy day for proper bargains!!!  
Tags: cafe, flowers, market, tourist free

Rating  4

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Burly Men Selling Flowers - I knew that there were going to be lots of flowers here. I mean, it is a "flower" market after all. I didn't realize (1) how crazy busy it gets, and (2) how funny it is to have burly guys hawking flowers. It just makes me giggle. One flat of petunias, a fiver, just for you. Everything seems to cost a fiver, which means that you should probably try to drive a hard bargain. A few more flower pot sellers would complete the experience, but the selection is sadly lacking. However, if you buy pots, then you have to somehow lug them home. Getting a Phalaenopsis home on a crowded bus was challenge enough.  
Tags: flower market, plants & flowers

Rating  4

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Flowers Galore - This is a great way to spend a Sunday morning (and also a good option for visiting relatives) although it does get very busy, so elbows at the ready. Flowers, indoor and outdoor plans, and a lovely selection of east end wheeler dealers. Have a laugh at the banter between them as they jostle for your business "3 fer a pound daaarling! Luvely Jubbley!" The central flower path is lined on each side by small independent shops - you can get anything and everything here from eclectic furniture, super cheap crockery, perfume, soft furnishings to fresh bagels and hot pies. The flowers are dirt cheap and the selection is vast, although the quality is sometimes variable, so check before you buy.
After you've had enough of the hustle and bustle, it's only a hop skip and a jump down to Brick Lane/Spitalfields where you can rest your weary body and your dahlias in one of many cafes.  
Tags: flowers, market

Rating  3

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