Wednesday, 30 April 2008

HOT: Columbia Road flower market, Columbia Road, Hackney

I had expected this Sunday market to be enormous but it was really just a local community market lined with cute homewares stores and cafes. The plants and flowers were very cheap (three bunches for £5) and if you lived in the area, it'd be lovely to stroll around on a warm sunny day, rest for a cupcake and smoked salmon bagel in one of the outdoor cafe courtyards, then take home bunches of flowers and pots of plants. As a West Londoner though it was a bit of a schlep and Toto, this isn't Kansas any more - Old Street is scary and dirty.

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