This market is a pilgrimage for hundreds of London gardeners every Sunday morning who make their way to Columbia Road Flower Market to seek out the biggest bargains and the most succulent stems. The market is officially billed as open from 8am, but there is plenty on offer from first light. The market stalls offer everything from spectacular cut flowers to potted plants, vegetables, decorative pots and everything in between – and all at very reasonable prices.
Open: Sun 8am – 1pm
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Nothing beats the chance to smell the scent of thousands of flowers every Sunday morning, so thank goodness for Columbia Road Market. Stallholders commandeer the cobbled streets every week and from top to bottom you’ll find everything from Christmas trees to orchids. This is a London ritual and if you haven’t yet partaken, then now’s the time.