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28 June 2009

Columbia Road Flower Market

Most East Londoners will be familiar with the Columbia Road Flower Market, probably Britain's finest Flower Market, which occurs every Sunday on the picturesque Columbia Road on the Tower Hamlets/Hackney borders.

Established in the 1860s, the market was originally held on Saturdays, but was moved to Sundays in order to serve the local Jewish population, for whom Saturday was a holy day.

Nowadays, the market operates Sundays 8am - 2pm, with traders arriving as early as 4 am to set up their stalls. By the time your author arrives, therefore, it is always in full swing, with a vast range of plants, shrubs, bulbs and flowers available at very reasonable prices.

For more information, visit http://columbiaroad.info/flowermarket.html

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of alex_lee2001^

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