Columbia Road Flower Market
I love going to see the gorgeous flowers in an array of colours, and to feel the bustling vibe. There is often live music, and couples and families strolling around. You always see people around east London with flowers wrapped in brown paper and you know they’ve been to Columbia Road. The street is also full of independent shops full of creativity. They start setting up at 4 am and open at 8 am, though I’ve never made it there before 12 noon.
Take an overground train from Norwood Junction to the famous flower market. Go early enjoy the market, buy cheap but amazing flowers and soak up the atmosphere. There's lots of great cafes for breakfast, brunch or coffees.
A Sunday flower market, absolutely amazing prices for fresh flowers! Be sure to get there early to get the best crop! Or, you could go later on in the day before they close to get the best prices, they usually lower prices closer to closing time. Top tip: try not to take too much baggage with you,…
“Market on Saturdays, lovely to visit the market and go for a nice stroll in the park afterwards.”
“Great on a sunday with a new food market near the lake. Walk from columbia road along the canal to here and carry on along the canal to hackney wick - you can continue all the way home by foot”
“Brick Lane Market is a London market centred on Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets in east London. Every Sunday from 9 to 5. ”
“The original East London marketplace with loads of retailers, restaurants, market stalls and food traders. Open 7 days a week, a great day out for all ages!”
“This is a nice and local outdoors swimming pool, and it's heated so you can swim throughout winter. In the summer be mindful it gets very busy so choose your slot carefully (the earlier in the day the better)”