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Columbia Road Flower Market

Market and Flower Shop
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  • This market is famous for their flowers. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Miltos V.
    "Amazing place for a Sunday morning"(11 Tips)
    Martina
    "Amazing vibe, cheap and beautiful flowers, crowded tho."(8 Tips)
    alfie d.
    "Come at about 3pm for great deals on flowers and plants."(7 Tips)
    Federica M.
    "cheap flowers and plants!"(9 Tips)
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  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    From 8 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday, the flowers and plants up for sale are some of the best (and cheapest) around. Arrive early to avoid the crowds. Blooming marvelous. Read more
  • Brad T.
    Brad TubbSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early (before 9am) if you want the best choice of flowers, or late (after 14:30) if you want the best deals. Gets really busy, so avoid bringing pets or pushchairs if you can help it
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KeithJanuary 28
    Best to visit first thing in the morning when it's quiet or just before closing when the stall holders are trying to get rid of their last plants before they go home: http://bit.ly/2Goi69q
  • Gozde A.
    Gozde AcarJuly 11, 2017
    It is a reason to love Sundays more. Beautiful flowers in each and every color are waiting for you to get them and be a part of your home. Don't forget to spend some time in the park closeby too.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 3, 2015
    If you find yourself in East London on a Sunday, the flower market on Columbia Road can’t be missed. Peruse through hundreds of fresh bouquets and succulents sold by aggressively brash “barrow boys." Read more
  • Gabriela C.
    Gabriela CarpizoAugust 1, 2017
    Lovely place to buy flowers and plants. To get what you are looking for arrive early. If you arrive at the end, around 14:00 there are lots of discounts ! Have fun!
  • S Marks The Spots
    S Marks The SpotsDecember 13, 2013
    One of the beautiful markets in London! Open on Sundays between 8.00-15.00; come early to avoid crowds. Apart from the gorgeous flower stalls, there are great vintage shops and cute cafes nearby. Read more
  • Slynky C.
    Slynky CatOctober 31, 2017
    One of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday in London looking through the stalls of fresh flowers, people watching & enjoying the boutique shops. Go after 2pm for discounted stock as they clear up.
  • Asli Y.
    Asli YDecember 29, 2013
    This area may be a bit rough but once you walk the 'spooky' walk from the station, you will find yourself in this flower lovers' paradise! <3 There's also live music, food and some shops as bonus!
  • Shamsa L.
    Shamsa LootahFebruary 14, 2016
    Very beautiful Sunday market open 8-3pm. Can get really crowded so come early to enjoy it then walk around the area. Nice shops & cafes
  • Brad T.
    Brad TFebruary 17, 2015
    Plants, flowers and the pots to go with them...plus some cool vintage cocktail glasses on the side...can all be found here. A good day spent. Now if only the street was 10x wider.
  • Federica M.
    Really busy and crowded, but super nice atmosphere and cheap flowers and plants! Nice for a sunday walk and a drink in one of the caffees nearby.
  • micah d.
    micah donovickApril 19, 2016
    Love it. There's nothing like it in New York where I live now. I miss it every Sunday. Go early before it gets packed!
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HaMarch 18, 2014
    Come here on Sunday mornings, and the whole block is lined with very loud flower sellers, but it's fun to come and see all the colors and sights and definitely smells. Gets VERY crowded.
  • Dimitra L.
    Dimitra L.May 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful Sunday strolls across Columbia Road. Feel the vibe of the flower market and don't miss these tiny vertical streets with the hidden markets and coffee shops.
  • Amy
    AmyFebruary 21, 2017
    This is my favourite thing to do on a Sunday, grab a coffee - potter through the shops and look and smell the flowers. Look out for the pearly kings and queens (google this).
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesFebruary 1, 2016
    A lovely flower market with a huge variety of flower types. Very friendly sellers and good value for a lot of the deals they offer here.
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Quintessential London experience. Grab a coffee, investigate the quirky shops, wander the market listening to the banter between the stall owners and go home with a selection of flowers.
  • Const H.
    Const HtFebruary 9, 2016
    Go there around 2pm to get the first discounts at the closing of the market. Take a look to all the decoration shops on the street, it's lovely!
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca Coker-AdelekeAugust 7, 2017
    Get there early (0500!) to beat the crowds. Otherwise get there after 1230 (closes at 1400), all the prices begin to drop as the stall holders start packing up.
  • Liis S.
    Liis SaarSeptember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    That's the perfect place to kickstart a good Sunday. Get there early to avoid biggest crowds and just wonder around this beautiful busy street.
  • George J.
    George JohnsonMarch 25, 2012
    love this place - a proper east end market. Parking is a nightmare - make sure you dont park in Residents Only spots. When you do find a parking place its free for 2 hours
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 25, 2014
    If you want to experience a market full of sweet scents, this is your ideal flower market and one of the best in Hackney!
  • Danya J.
    Danya JimenezMarch 22, 2015
    Loved the atmosphere. Great food too. It does get crowded after 10:30 and it's hard to walk.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BermanAugust 27, 2017
    True Brit Sunday morning with a pint of beer, scotch eggs & bacon Buttie. Then off to get our fresh flowers to take home! @columbiamarket
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmSeptember 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of gorgeous flowers and plants on sale. The vendors will cut you a deal - succulents abound!
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HemesAugust 11, 2014
    Arrive early! It was busy by 10am. Incredible amount of flowers and plants for sale in such a small space!
  • Alexia K.
    Alexia KApril 1, 2017
    Excellent for getting the gist of east London colorful plethora of flowers an shrewd cafes. A must for tourists and londoners
  • naranjaimpar
    naranjaimparJune 18, 2016
    Flower market with vintage furniture as well on Sunday mornings, try to go so early and have breakfast there.
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieJune 4, 2017
    It's crazy busy but I love the buzz. Make sure you have cash and don't just buy the first flowers you see.
  • David R.
    David RobertsMay 16, 2011
    One of the most beautiful Sunday market walks you could hope for, don't ignore the surrounding shops and cafes which are all delightful and there all week. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Dan R.
    Dan RApril 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A wonderful way to spend a Sunday. Grab the best deals towards the late afternoon just as everyone is packing up 💐
  • Anikan S.
    Anikan SkaiwalkaMarch 27, 2016
    Little shops around, the colors. Can get quite busy and crowded so u need lots of relaxing thoughts
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateAugust 28, 2016
    Get there before the midday madness, take your camera & be prepared to husdle with the crowd but it will be worth it!
  • Tom E.
    Tom EdwardsNovember 8, 2015
    Surprisingly small but amazingly vibrant. Full of unusual flowers, plants and bulbs. Bargain prices. Cash only. Very crowded after 10am.
  • Justin
    JustinMarch 13, 2016
    Incredibly crowded, colourful, wonderful smelling market. Bargain bouquets, although worth a visit just for the experience!
  • Marco
    MarcoApril 28
    Lovely market with beautiful flowers and plants. A bit overcrowded but it's worth it.
  • Florent S.
    Lovely flower market with small plant shops, coffee shops, record stores, etc. A must see in London!
  • Donald S.
    Donald SteelFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It is the place to browse the stalls then warm up with great coffee, fresh oysters and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels yum!
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 22
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring cash. Come early (8 a.m.) or late. Prepare for crowds. Visit Lily Vanilli.
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren Rubin TileyFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Show up Sunday morning and browse the flowers and the small shops along the road only open during market hours. Great finds.
  • Pieter d.
    Pieter de MeerSeptember 28, 2015
    Expect crowds. Also worth visiting on saturday, no flowers but some amazing vintage shops, boutiques and galleries.
  • Louise W.
    Louise WillettNovember 11, 2016
    get there really early to beat the crowd, or close to closing time for some bargains - go to lily vanilli for sustenance!
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    This half-mile street, just east of Shoreditch, is most noted for a flower market dating back to 1869. Held on Sundays (8am to 3pm)... Read more
  • Ben T.
    Ben TweedyMay 20, 2017
    In Shoreditch on a Sunday? You'd be an idiot not to come here! Lovely on a sunny day, lots of kitsch shops and bargains and flowers! Busy though!
  • Heidi C.
    Heidi ChenJune 25
    Great street market, plenty of options. Very busy. Opens on Sunday.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GaughanAugust 17, 2014
    Good, cheap flowers, plants and herbs. Go around 14:25 to get the discounts.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchOctober 12, 2011
    On Sundays, Columbia Road transforms into an incredible flower market where you can find everything from fresh cut stems to ten-foot tall banana trees.
  • Laurent A.
    Laurent ArnoneMay 5, 2013
    Great colours, diversity of flowers and styles...but AVOOIIID luch time, it is soooo packed! Enjoy !;)
  • Bojana N.
    Bojana NikolićApril 15, 2015
    Great place to buy orchids, beautiful range and ok price!
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