Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Columbia Road Flower Market

I've been a bit unwell (sick means you're throwing up), this week and there's not much to blog about unless you care about what's on TV in London. If you do care - Friends, Scrubs, Gilmore Girls, Life Unexpected, Smallville, Friends, Fresh Prince of Bel Aire, Come Dine with Me, Tool Academy, and Friends (maybe you will get a post about this later).

On Sundays in Shoreditch, there is a flower market called The Columbia Road Flower Market. Though Columbia Road would be a lovely place to visit even when the market is not on. The Market smells absolutely wonderful, as you could imagine. But what is really great about the place is the vendors. As you walk down the crowded street, there are vendors yelling what sounds like, "Free for Tenner," meaning 3 bunches of flowers for £10. They will pretty much yell what they can to get you to come look at their flowers.

The best deals come right before 2pm though. Since the market closes at 2, the vendors are trying to get rid of as much product as they can, so that is when to get the prime prices. In my opinion, the best part about shopping at the markets here is the price haggling.

Eric got this potted lily for me for only £5 when I was unwell - they've just bloomed.

They're lovely. I have the best husband.


  1. I hate to throw up, so I am rarely sick... but frequently unwell.

    I love the flowers and I love the haggling.

  2. Those are beautiful: a great encouragement to get well soon. It's almost like they got better with you, though.