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Columbia Road Flower Market

#120 of 1,530 things to do in London
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Neighbourhood: East End / East London
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Address: Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Columbia Road flower market and shops are open every Sunday from 8am until...

Columbia Road flower market and shops are open every Sunday from 8am until about 3pm. As well as the market, there is also a mass of independent shops, selling everything from jewellery and vintage clothes, to antiques, cupcakes, art and furniture. Columbia Road is located in East London, in between Shoreditch and Bethnal Green, near to Brick Lane and Spitalfields.

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Beautiful flower market - great coffee shops and other small quirky stores

The flower market is one long street where lots of stalls sell all manner of beautiful flowers. All the stall holders will be shouting their sales pitches in old fashioned london... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The flower market is one long street where lots of stalls sell all manner of beautiful flowers. All the stall holders will be shouting their sales pitches in old fashioned london market style! Its a nice place to visit - different from the standard london sights. If you go near closing time, they will reduce their prices and you can... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not a hugely well known attraction of London but definitely worth visiting! It's simply a long row of flower and plant stalls, in all colours and smells. There's something for everyone, whether it's some roses, chillis to grow at home or some mini cacti. A couple of lovely little cafes at the end of it, if you want some... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Sunday morning market has a winding street full of flower vendors, house plants, and container plants. Interesting shops related to decor, gardening, and food are open for business.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there for the first time on my birthday and I was amazed by the variety of flowers on such a small and cosy market. Left with more than 3 bunches and can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are frequent visitors to London, and have been to the East End many times, even on a Sunday. However, we had never previously visited this London treasure. On this occasion we planned a visit prior to a booking for Sunday lunch. We had planned to "look", not purchase, as we were tourists renting a flat. The experience of seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Columbia Road Flower Market is a 10 minute walk from Hoxton Station. It’s a lovely place to go on a Sunday morning, they have many beautiful plants and flowers. It’s very touristy with a lot of people, little dogs and it's a photographer’s paradise. There’s also many boutique stores to visit and Brick Lane is not far to visit after.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The market has some amazing flower vendors, selling unique items that I've never seen before. There are also a lot of little shops by the market which are very pretty. It can be quite busy so it's better to go early then late.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Don't know if it is always that busy but we enjoyed the atmosphere of the crowds and the variety of flowers and plants on offer on the stalls. Lots of Christmas wreaths and trees etc and banter from the stall holders. Energetic live music too which was a bonus

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It gets really crowded but it's worth a visit if you like plants and flowers. We went a couple of weeks before Christmas so there were many small wreaths priced between £6 and £8, poinsettias aplenty and lovely lavender.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It was definitely a pre- Christmas rush on Sun. The place was packed with folks buying their Christmas trees, wreaths and floral material for urns, garlands and table toppers. Beautiful fresh cut flowers of every discription are available. Lots of potted plants: hellebore, hyacinth, poinsettia, succulents, evergreens and more. Many shops filled with hand-crafted items lined the street. A wonderful... More 

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