Checking out the flowers in London’s East End

When London brings out the sun, you really do have to make the most of it. There’s no telling when you’ll see it again.

I recently visited a spot I’ve been wanting to check out for ages: Colombia Road Flower Markets in Hoxton. I opted to wait for spring to show itself before venturing over to East London on a Sunday morning. The road was packed full of people and was shorter than I expected, but it did not disappoint on the variety of colour and scents on display.

Colombia Road Flower Markets, London

Colombia Road Flower Markets, London

Colombia Road Flower Markets, London

Colombia Road Flower Markets, London

Colombia Road Flower Markets, London

Colombia Road Flower Markets, London

Top Tip: Around the corner from the flower markets in Hackney is an awesome little Kiwi cafe called the ‘Long White Cloud’. I did a review of it over on ‘Adventures of a London Kiwi’ – check it out here »

If you fancy checking out Colombia Road Flower Market yourself, it is on from 8am until 3pm (ish) every Sunday. More information can be found on their website http://www.columbiaroad.info/.

By now you can probably tell I have a thing with flowers, I love colour (guess that’s the creative designer in me) and the unique shapes and styles that flowers come in. This love has taken me to the Rose Gardens in Bern, Switzerland, the amazing Ravello Gardens in Italy, the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, to the wildflowers on the Cinque Terre route in Italy and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in England. Flowers always seem to bring happiness on my travels!

Ravello Gardens in Italy

Ravello Gardens in Italy

What travel locations have you found the best displays of floral colour?

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