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Columbia Road Flower Market

Flower Shop and Flea Market
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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
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • Asli Y.
    Asli YunusogluDecember 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
    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
  • Antal János M.
    Antal János MonoriAugust 22, 2015
    Wonderful and must visit flower market on a weekend! Don't stand in front of people as they get easily pissed off (understandable, as tourists tend to take pictures from all the spots!).
  • micah d
    micah dApril 19
    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.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TFebruary 17, 2015
    Plants, flowers and the pots to go with 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.
  • Kimberley C.
    Kimberley ChanAugust 30, 2015
    One of my favourite places in London. Very crowded but a fantastic atmosphere – if you go later at around 3pm, you can pick up some bargain on flowers and plant.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Const H.
    Const HtFebruary 9
    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!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesFebruary 1
    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.
  • Liis R.
    Liis RosenbergSeptember 22, 2015
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmSeptember 4
    Been here 5+ 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!
  • Cecilia S.
    Cecilia SunJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in the afternoon around 2:15 when they're practically giving the flowers away. Then get a pint at Royal Oak or St. Cecilia's or Nelson's Head.
  • Antal János M.
    Come here on the weekends! The street in itself is beautiful and has many designer shops!
  • Dan R.
    Dan RApril 12
    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 💐
  • 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!
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateAugust 28
    Get there before the midday madness, take your camera & be prepared to husdle with the crowd but it will be worth it!
  • 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.
  • naranjaimpar
    Flower market with vintage furniture as well on Sunday mornings, try to go so early and have breakfast there.
  • Anikan S.
    Little shops around, the colors. Can get quite busy and crowded so u need lots of relaxing thoughts
  • 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.
  • 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
    Incredibly crowded, colourful, wonderful smelling market. Bargain bouquets, although worth a visit just for the experience!
  • 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
  • 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 Willett3 weeks ago
    get there really early to beat the crowd, or close to closing time for some bargains - go to lily vanilli for sustenance!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go early to avoid the crowd and have first dibs on the best flowers or go late to grab a bargain.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GaughanAugust 17, 2014
    Good, cheap flowers, plants and herbs. Go around 14:25 to get the discounts.
  • 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!
  • Gerry B.
    Gerry BolgerMay 5, 2013
    Great place from ants to eclectic goods. Come late towards 1330 and plants get bargained off
  • Rankdesk M.
    Rankdesk ManagerDecember 31, 2011
    When in a rush, walk on the pavement between the shops and the back of the stalls for a quicker way through the market!
  • Yun L.
    Yun LimMay 28, 2015
    Lots of nice flowers here at good prices. Makes it hard to buy flowers from the high street again!
  • Jennifer L.
    Very very crowded on sunny Sundays, but still a relaxed atmosphere. Lovely flowers, if a little overpriced.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing market all year round. Grab a coffee at one end and finish with a pint at the other
    BrokeinLondon.comDecember 22, 2013
    If you come late in the day you can get some great deals when the stalls are closing up. Read more
  • ben b.
    ben baileyJanuary 26, 2014
    Get your coffee here at the Terrace (hole in the wall)!
  • Tee
    TeeFebruary 11, 2015
    Best to get here for around 3pm, when the crowds start to clear and prices start going down.
  • Sadaf T.
    Every Sunday in Colombia street, be early to avoid crowds. 🌷🌹💐
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 26, 2012
    With thousands of flowers crammed into one noisy Victorian terraced street, London's Columbia Road Flower Market is a taste of the Old East End. Read more
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