Escape to the City…

Escape to the City…

January can be a grey and miserable month, with Christmas behind us and summer still a long time away.

This year brighten up the month by heading to the Columbia Road Flower Market, an outdoor street market set on a road of Victorian shops in East London.

Most of the stalls are run by small, independent traders who have been trading at the market for several generations. You’ll be spoilt for choice at the market, which overflows with a gorgeous array of flowers, houseplants, herbs, bulbs and shrubs. If you’re a millennial like me, the abundance of colours makes for a great Instagram photo!
When you’ve bought your blooms, head behind the stalls and down the side streets to find fantastic cafés, independent restaurants, delis, shops, antique dealers, vintage stalls and small galleries, many of which follow the market’s opening hours.

Look out for my articles each month!


Columbia Road Flower Market, Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Open Sundays, 8am – 2pm