It's been dull now for so long, so when the sun finally and kindly poked through the clouds on Sunday. I couldn't miss the opportunity! I went to the flower market in Columbia Road. I love this place; I go there often in spring, however it was the first time this year I've been. It’s only a small road, a short walk away from the Shoreditch High Street overground station, but it’s packed with a huge variety of cut flowers and lovely pot plants.
Having no garden and living in a flat in central London means I really miss green surroundings. I grew up with my mother always planting something in her garden, my grandparents garden, my aunties garden or even a communal garden. We had fresh cut flowers at home most of the time too. I miss having fresh flowers at home.
I get a bit overwhelmed when I get there. I want to buy everything or I can’t make my mind up what to choose. This time I took my friend Anna with me so I had a helping hand. She loved the market too and got herself some pot plants for her flat.
There is plenty to choose from at Columbia Road flower market. I usually get there in the afternoon when most flowers are reduced. I can pick up a lovely bunch or two for £5 or £10. The Columbia Road flower market starts to shut around 1-2pm.
Shoreditch is full or shops, restaurants and pubs so you can easy loose yourself there for a whole day.
I hope these beautiful flowers will make you feel a little bit more summery. They’ve certainly lifted my spirit for sure.