Thursday, 16 February 2017

Columbia Road Flower Market

Flowers make me smile and this place left me grinning from ear to ear.


Every Sunday in East London a magical place pops up - Columbia Road Flower Market. It's a paradise of greenery where stall owners cries fill the air and the perfume of a thousand flowers waft towards you. It's everything I could ever wish for. There's so much going on it's hard to concentrate on one thing and bright colour grabs your attention from all angles. There's a frenzied, chaotic atmosphere - that's actually a whole lot of fun! All in all it's just fabulous.

The market has been on the go since 1869 and it carries on every Sunday morning without fail. Open from around 8am - 3pm it's the perfect way to while away a morning in London. I will warn you though it gets super busy so if you really hate crowds I would recommend getting there early.


As it's been around for over 100 years you do feel like you're in a favourite spot of history and some of the seasoned Londoners selling have taken over the family business from generations before them. And they definitely do make you smile as they entice you with their wares.

Bucketfuls of blooms line the street and the cobbled path is flooded with colour. There's big beautiful hydrangeas (definitely a favourite) but also who can resist smiling at sunflowers. There was plants we knew and some we'd never seen before, and every stall held a new wonder. It's a really lively market and one where you really want to get stuck into the thick of it as your senses come alive with everything going on.


The whole place has a really friendly feel to it and old Victorian shops and little cafes line the street along the market. Set just off the street is a little square that's filled with antiques and there was even the best little band playing jazz music. Can you think of anything better on a Sunday morning?

Flowers are one thing that will always make me happy. The boy got it easy, ooooh you've got me a big bunch of flowers, all is immediately forgive and forgotten! I'm not fussing what kind they are or where they're from. They could have been picked up from the bargain bucket because they'll start to droop tomorrow, but I'll still love them. So I think this is why the Flower Market goes down as one of my favourite mornings of last year! It was everything I could ever dream of.

And all that was left to do was pose with posy of flowers!


I love this frilly white shirt. I've been wearing it constantly since I got it and it's the perfect, pretty top to pop on for a Sunday with the flowers. I like how I can wear it in the office, but how it also look great tucked into boyfriend jeans for a more relaxed vibe.


A pair of sparkling shoes and a classic trench are all you need for a morning amongst the petals! Just make sure you have a big bunch of flowers to totter off home with!

Columbia Road Flower Market was my ideal Sunday morning - could someone just start a Glasgow branch for me please?

Coat - Zara 
Shirt - Primark 
Jeans - 'Mom' Topshop 
Shoes - River Island 



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8 comments:

  1. This place looks amazing! I wish we had a flower market in Glasgow, that would be the dream!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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    1. I know, I loved it so much! I would be there every Sunday if Glasgow had one!

      Thanks so much for reading lovely xXx

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  2. That looks like a fab place to visit. I adore getting a fresh bunch of flowers so this place looks perfect! x

    LuxeStyle

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    1. You should definitely visit it you get the chance - and there's just so many flowers to choose from!

      Thanks so much for reading lovely xXx

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  3. Columbia road market is on my visit list, might wait until Spring though!
    Dalal
    monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, definitely visit if you get the chance! It will be so lovely in Spring with gorgeous fresh flowers!

      Thanks so much for reading lovely xXx

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  4. I'd love to visit any flower market! I think you made such a good choice too - those big blooms are beautiful <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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    1. You should definitely visit if you get the chance! Thanks, hydrangeas are so pretty aren't they!

      Thanks so much for reading lovely xXx

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