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I have been saying I will go to Columbia Road flower market for probably the best part of a year however for some reason or another haven’t ventured out- probably due to being lazy on a Sunday morning and wanting to stay in with a cup of tea and a paper (how old am I?!). However this morning with the sun shining I decided there was no excuse and waking up before 9 a.m I decided I would go.
Open every Sunday from 8a.m to 3p.m, Columbia Rd market will still be on even if the rain is pouring from the skies! Luckily for me it was a lovely day and I found it pretty easily too as, after getting off at Old Street station, I just followed the direction that several people carrying big beautiful bunches of flowers were coming from. I saw so many people with flowers in their hands I worried I would get there and there wouldn’t be many left however I needn’t have worried as when I arrived the place was absolutely buzzing and there was a large selection of flower stalls. It was so busy at times I could barely move but I didn’t really mind as like everyone else I just got caught up with looking around at all the flowers. Sunflowers and hydrangeas proved popular and there were so many different coloured roses from baby pink to midnight blue as well as orchids and flower buds. A band played at either end of the market and there are a selection of shops and cafes on either side of the market to pop in to too. My favourites were Vintage heaven & cakehole (perfect for picking up a tea set) and the old fashioned style pic n mix store Suck & chew (shock horror!).