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Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
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Go Early

A great place to buy cut flowers, but go early or on a wet day, as the crowds of tourists taking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chippenham1
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Chippenham
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Great Street Market

The first thing I saw was a couple of people playing old-time fiddle tunes. As a fiddler myself, I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie I
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Grafton, Vermont
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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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

What an experience this was. Only open on a sunday and it takes up the full length of a street. The different flowers on offer were amazing from small succulants to large tree ferns. My daughter is a florist and said it was nice to...More

Thank janet h
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Such a cool place to spend a Sunday morning! There is loads to do around here: you can go for breakfast/brunch, walk around, end up at Brick Lane, there is street music and beautiful flowers, trendy shops and several other little markets on the side....More

Thank Ana F
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I’ll be consciously avoiding Columbia Rd flower market from now on. It’s always been stupidly overpriced but now it’s unbearably overcrowded too. There is no pleasure in a visit here, it’s a total bunfight and a rip off.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I dragged a good friend of mine up to Columbia Road one weekend in January - it was snowing while we went, so while there were still people around, it wasn't overly crowded. There was an amazing selection of flowers - tulips, roses, baby's breath,...More

Thank Maddie B
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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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15 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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15 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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