Sunday, 29 December 2013

Columbia Road, London

On this beautiful winter's day I left the house at 9:30am and headed to Hoxton station. From there I walked to Columbia Road. The flower market on Columbia Road is one of the most famous flower markets in London. In fact, I would go as far as to say, the most famous in London. With this reputation in my head I expected a huge market, but it is just a short street. This does not mean that I found it disappointing, far from. The flowers there are much cheaper than from the supermarket and you can haggle. Being silly shy, I could not find it in me to haggle, but I should have done! Not only is there a flower market on Columbia Road (only Sundays 8am–2pm) but there are many independent shops. So independent, that I couldn't even find a website for most of them! If you go to Columbia Road, my two top tips are: 1. take lots of cash 2. take a camera.

Cabbage Roses

Cabbage Roses I bought for my living room!

Different sort of cabbage roses.

Tiny cakes!

Mini sweets.

Interior of one of the shops.

Gorgeous handmade cushions.

Something you don't see every day!

Handmade pot I resisted buying. Only £14.50 though.

Lots of pots!

Hogwarts School box!

Open house.

Keeping House.

More handmade cushions.

Tiny oranges, not sure what they are!

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