One of my favourite things to experience in any city is a Sunday. Everything slows down, and the more relaxed vibe is easy to enjoy. A perfect Sunday for me is brunch, and a visit to a market. London is known for fantastic markets all over the city, but when I read about the Columbia Road Flower Market I was very excited to visit. Sunday Markets are always enjoyable, but this one is particularly special. The only way to describe it is floral heaven! Located in East London, near Shoreditch is Columbia Road. Every Sunday, the street transforms into the most wonderful flower market. It’s literally a sea of hydrangeas, roses, sunflowers and so much more. The vendors drive in early from outside London to Columbia Road. I loved hearing their accents and witty bater they use while selling their blooms. We grabbed a latte at the top of the street before making our way down the delightful row of flowers.
I wandered around the market with my best friend Kristy, and dear cousin Alexa who have both lived in London for a year. Neither one of them had attended the flower market, so it was a lot of fun discovering the various flowers and foliage together. If I lived in London, I would be a regular here. From beautiful cactii, to fiddle leaf figs trees to every flower you can imagine, just looking at all the incredible plants available was fascinating. After spending an hour walking through and taking lots of photos, we made our way to another favourite Sunday activity, Brunch!
If you’re lucky enough to spend a Sunday in London, visit Shoreditch. It’s one of the most wonderful neighbourhoods, filled with fantastic restaurants, street art and character. We enjoyed a fantastic Brunch at The Book Club before making our way down Brick Road to Spitalfields Market. Going through these photos is making me excited for another magical market, the Christmas Market! It’s one of my favourite Holiday traditions and I can’t wait for all the Christmas cheer!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Bring on the Christmas season!
Where are your favourite Sunday Markets? Let me know in the comments below