Today, I got caught up in the hustle and bustle of one of London’s busiest flower markets.
Tucked away in East London, I paid a mid-afternoon visit to Columbia Road Flower Market. As busy as it was, I dived right in. Starting from the top, I joined a circle of stem shakers to listen to a live street performer. Slowly moving towards the centre of the market, I squeezed my way through crowds of flower hunters. At any given spot I paused to take pictures, before being drifted away by the tide. I got lost in the scent of freshly cut flowers Jasmine, lilies and lavender. Whilst the Cockney twang of stallholders lingered in the background “pound a bunch”.
Apart from the sight of 100 colourful blooms, hidden galleries, quirky coffee shops and antique dealers outline the picturesque Road and its side streets. Giving me plenty more reason to play tourist. Think, vintage, Victorian, quirky and unique.
Once I reached the end of the market, I wasn’t brave enough to ponder through the narrow paths between the stalls and shops. Therefore, I made a sharp left and leisurely strolled back to Shoreditch, ready to head home and put my tired feet up.