Monday, August 23, 2010

Columbia Road Flower Market

I love London early on a Sunday morning. The streets are eerily quiet and all the more beautiful for it. The man and me decided to take advantage of the free parking on a Sunday and have an early morning drive to Columbia Road Flower Market.
This is a great London experience with a feast of delicious smells, sights and sounds of the East End. The stalls are stocked with a gorgeous array of flowers and plants at very reasonable prices and there is a really friendly atmosphere. I recommend you get there early to beat the crowds (the market is open from 8am to around 3pm), however if you can hang around until later you are sure to bag even more of a bargain. Make sure you leave time to explore the charming independent shops that line the streets, everything from antiques to cupcakes. It's also another great place for people watching!
My purchases...