LONDON – It’s hard to go to Columbia Flower Market and not buy something. The flowers are so impressive as they burst with colour and the variety is extensive and there is just an all-round fun and energetic vibe that parting with some cash makes you feel a little bit more a part of it. I found out that the bus ride (no. 48) from church passes right by the market and instead of heading straight home, I went to Columbia Road to take a look and see what was on offer.
I wasn’t disappointed.
Some seriously important advice: this market is now a fixture on the tourist map. Expect massive crowds!
You actually can’t really see the road as you walk down it because there’s a serried mass of people. You brush shoulders constantly with those around you and it’s a fight to get to the front sometimes. But once you’re there, you’re treated to such beautiful flowers and plants.
Oh, and the sales guys all call you sweetheart. “What can I get for you sweetheart?” was a familair chant.
A satisfied customer.
I don’t think she was too happy that I took her photo, but I couldn’t resist. I saw another photographer do the same.