Every Sunday, 8am-3pm, along this narrow cobbled street, you can find over 50 market stalls and 30 shops selling flowers, and gardening supplies. It's a truly colorful experience.
About Columbia Road Flower Market
Thousands of gardeners visit Columbia Road Flower Market every Sunday to buy bulbs, plants and shrubs, and to see the exotic array of cut flowers.
Columbia Road Flower market is a street market operated by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. This tiny street gets really busy so go early for the best cut flowers. Even if you don't intend to buy any flowers, this market is great to visit as it is so colorful.
Most of the market traders are from Essex where they have their own nurseries to produce their own plants. Stock changes every week but expect to find cut flowers, herbaceous plants and shrubs, and an abundance of bedding plants.
Many of the shops that line Columbia Road and the nearby streets specialize in interior design, as well as gardening.
There are plenty of dining options in the area including seafood, English breakfasts and Spanish tapas.
Getting To Columbia Road Flower Market
Address: Columbia Road, London E2Nearest Tube Stations:
- Liverpool Street
- Old Street
Use Journey Planner to plan your route by public transport.
Columbia Road Flower Market Opening Hours Sundays only: 8am - 3pm
Open every Sunday unless it falls on Christmas Day (25 December).
Other Markets In The Area
Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane Market is a traditional Sunday morning flea-market with a wide array of goods on sale including vintage clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac, music, and so much more.
See: Brick Lane Market Guide.
Old Spitalfields Market
Old Spitalfields Market is now a seriously cool place to shop. The market is surrounded by independent shops selling hand-made crafts, fashion, and gifts. The market is busiest on Sundays, but is there Monday to Friday too. Shops open 7 days a week.
Petticoat Lane Market
Petticoat Lane was established over 400 years ago by the French Huguenots who sold petticoats and lace here. The prudish Victorians changed the name of the Lane and market to avoid referring to woman's underclothes!
See: Petticoat Lane Guide.
Useful External Resources
George Gladwell's Website (representative of the Columbia Road Flower Market Traders).