Columbia Road Flower Market

2 May

Columbia Road Flower Market in East London is a Sunday morning institution.  It’s a proper old fashioned market with Cockney geezers yelling “Six for a fiver!” and steamy cafes selling tea and egg sandwiches.  Nowadays it also has fancy shops selling trendy gardening doodads and expensive cake.  And of course you can buy flowers.  Lots and lots of flowers.

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6 Responses to “Columbia Road Flower Market”

  1. Karin @ Cafe Bebe 02/05/2010 at 9:53 pm #

    How very lovely…what a great day despite the rain. Thanks so much for sharing. Sometimes I really wish we lived in London. Need a house-sitter while you’re gone?? 😉

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 03/05/2010 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks, would have been lovelier without the rain. And as for house sitters, ‘fraid we’re going for the ones who pay lots of money!

  2. jo 02/05/2010 at 10:12 pm #

    Great vlog post. Love the soundtrack too, very 60’s London. What is it?

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 03/05/2010 at 3:27 pm #

      Thank you. It’s the music that comes with the Flip video editing software. You get a choice of about six tunes and they’re all great.

  3. Hayley 02/05/2010 at 10:25 pm #

    *notes down place*

    I love visitng places like this in London. Recently discovered Borough Market and loved it!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 03/05/2010 at 3:32 pm #

      That whole area of London’s great on a Sunday. There’s also Brick Lane market and Spitalfields, both of which are brilliant. Petticoat Lane’s also nearby…

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