..Columbia Road flower market..

The culture of markets in London is something special. I have been to Camden Market, Portobello road market, Old Spitalfields markets and Brick lane. However, my absolute favourite is Columbia flower markets.

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The best time to go is in the morning after the stalls have been set up. It is quiet and you can grab a coffee whilst roaming from stall to store to look at the flowers. By 11am, the streets are packed.

The way the stalls are set up creates the illusion of a small village/town.  People selling flowers like real estate agents selling a house reminded me of the olden days and people used to barter for their essentials.

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Flowers of all kinds flourishing under the humid English sun, at midday the swell of crowds changed the morning crisp and lonesome mood. IMG_6144

It was mesmerising looking at the a ray of colourful flowers that had such strong scents. I could spend all day taking photos and smelling of all the flowers.

 

 

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