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Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
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Lots of Plants and Lots of People.

We visited around noon in early May and it was wall to wall people. The street was lined with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TACOB0B
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Little gem!

I’ve only visited here twice but I love this market! I could spend a fortune each time I come... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
twinsmummy2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Columbia Road flower market and shops are open every Sunday from 8am until about 3pm. As well as the market, there is also a mass of independent shops, selling everything from jewellery and vintage clothes, to antiques, cupcakes, art and furniture. Columbia Road is located in East London, in between Shoreditch and Bethnal Green, near to Brick Lane and Spitalfields.
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Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited around noon in early May and it was wall to wall people. The street was lined with little shops and there were flowers and plants everywhere, however, the market could not be enjoyed because of the massive crowd of people. If it wasn't...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve only visited here twice but I love this market! I could spend a fortune each time I come .... tons of plants and cut flowers to choose from, quirky shops & a lovely pub. There are a real mix of people, families, dogs etc...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved having the opportunity to experience this Flower Market! You know you're getting nearer to the market as the number of people carrying flowers around you increases, a LOT 😃 We arrived quite late in the day and I felt as though I had stepped...More

Thank Jess O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Columbia Road market is a legend, get there at 8 am ish if you want your pick and to be able to wander around before it gets too packed. Quality plants and flowers direct from the growers, wonderful atmosphere and great cafes etc when you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to buy cut flowers, but go early or on a wet day, as the crowds of tourists taking selfies and blocking punters from shopping is a real headache. Good street entertainment as well at Barnet Grove end of the market

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The first thing I saw was a couple of people playing old-time fiddle tunes. As a fiddler myself, I enjoyed that. The flower stalls take up most of the street, and it's a wonderful fix of color and beauty. Make sure you visit the shops...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Fresh flowers, potted flowers, bulb flowers, pretty flowers!! There are also plants and some trees. I only have 2 pieces of advice, first: GO EARLY!! We went on Easter Sunday and it was pretty comfortable when we started out however as the time passed it...More

Thank wunderlust108
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon it as out early walking round Shoreditch. So many stalls to choose from all with great displays.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This has always been one of my favourite markets and is a nice way to spend a Sunday. There are all sorts of flowers, plants and bulbs here from the normal day to day ones like Carnations and Roses right through to the exotic Birds...More

Thank Akkers1
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What a place! Im a florist with my own business and i was so excited to see this iconic market in person! Very well priced and very good quality! Im not sure how the stall holders make a profit as we pay more than what...More

Thank Mary-AnneFlower
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Jenniferhaleytoadhall
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Response from emmaphilburton | Reviewed this property |
What I should have said is that it is not the flower market, it is the shops that are on Columbia Road. There was someone selling Christmas trees.
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_catherine_gleave
16 November 2017|
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Response from _catherine_gleave |
n we. Park with parking scratchcard issued by Tower Hamlets for OAP’s near to Columbia Road Flower Market
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16 November 2017|
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Response from Gillian1968 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very restricted, so would advise using public transportation.
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