Flower Market Sundays

Quite possibly my favourite thing about Columbia Road Flower Market, is that you can go a hundred times and never have the same experience.

Each visit shows you something new, something fresh and something lovely.

Whether it’s the changing seasons bringing a change of stock, seeking outย a new restaurant, discovering a new vintage stall, or falling in love with a new band… I don’t think you could ever tire of this place.

I popped over this weekend for a freezing stroll along the blossom filled street.

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Sellers shout their wares, drawing you in with deals, jokes and flowering facts.

The first signs of Spring creeping into the cold…

Veer off to the left about half way down and you’ll find a spot to rest your feet, maybe even listen to few street performances, too.

There are foodie stalls, vintage clothes, crockery, art and antiques up for grabs.

Personally I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday!

Having picked up a few groceries and a couple of bunches, we headed for lunch.

Campaรฑa is hidden away in one of the side streets. Look for coloured chairs and a green door.

It’s the perfect place to defrost!

The menu is simple and rustic.

And the coffee can perk anyone right up!

The three of us shared a few nibbles.

The lardo, truffle cheese ^, and cold meats really stood out for me… but couldn’t match this hunk of a sandwich!

Just look at that bread… stuffed with prosciutto, rocket and drizzled in nutty olive oil.

Truly a thing of beauty!

Having warmed our cockles we headed outside to join the gathering crowd around a group of buskers.

…and their Lurcher!

After a bit of a chat I found out their name, and it’s Concrete Mountain. A brilliant, home grown string band.

Giv’um a listen.

Full, burdened with flowers, toasty and with a toe-tappin’ song in our heads, we said our goodbyes to the market and headed West.

Burberry Coat // Cashmere Poloneck // Jeans

Over-Knee Boots // Fauxย Deer Tote

You’ll find the market on Columbia Road every Sunday.

Give it a go, it’s bloomin’ lovely!

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  • Tulips are one of my favourite flowers and your white ones are just to die for! I love Colombia Road Market. I grew up in London and my mum would take me every Sunday to fill our house with gorgeous blooms! Beautiful memories!

    Sophie xxx

    • Rosie

      They’ve never really been my faves but I’m really loving them at the mo! I love how fresh and crisp they look in white! I think I might be a convert. x

  • Sheila

    Ahhh, awesome post. I can’t get enough outdoor market action; always the best places for getting a taste of local hustle-bustle. The flowers are beautiful and that food looks insane.
    xx, Sheila

    • Rosie

      I’m trying to get round to more of London’s markets. It’s something I always do when travelling, so have to get better at it here! x

  • They are the most gorgeous boots I have ever seen! You look amazing!

    • Rosie

      Aren’t they just?! I love them SO much! Just so comfy & cosy. xx

  • Gorgeous!! Flower markets should be required in every town square.

    • Rosie


  • This looks so gorgeous, Rosie! I really must go to the market soon! Every time I see that Burberry coat I get major envy – think I might be saving up for one myself!


    Lauren XX

    • Rosie

      Ugh it’s such a winner, Lauren! I wear it constantly! xx

  • Frankie Lee
  • I love the Flower Market on Columbia Road. Too bad I live in south west London so not really a stone throw away from me, but once in a while I make my way to east London to visit. It’s always a guaranteed fun time.


    • Rosie

      It’s a trek from Notting Hill too, Rita! Worth it though ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  • You look beautiful and I loveeeee your boots Rosie!


    • Rosie

      Thank you beauty! x

  • I love the photos of the market you share with us! Outdoor markets are so amazing! (As are those boots btw)



    • Rosie

      So pleased Kate, thank you xx

  • This is making me so nostalgic! Wish I was in the cold UK right now! Perfect Sunday.

    Cape Town, South Africa Lifestyle Blog

    • Rosie

      And I wish I was in sunny cape town! The grass is always greener.

  • I love tulips and get a fresh bunch every week whilst they are in season. I even posted about it last week haha! That bag is so cute!

    • Rosie

      Great minds, Laura! x

  • That looks like the most delightful way to spend a weekend! But it really does look chilly! Do you have a favourite flower? I can’t pick a pattern in your choices!

    Gem xo


    • Rosie

      Peonies! And scented cabbage roses… and wild flowers… oh, there are just too many to choose from!

  • Sophia Ootd

    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Xo Sophia


  • I’ve seen vendors like this in movies but to see it here, makes me want to pack up our kiddos and leave the farm headed for a big city! This looks like a perfect day!


  • This is such a beautiful post, I love all the colour! The flower market looks so gorgeous!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

    • Rosie

      Thanks Tessa x

  • The slow pace

    I’ve never been to that market because any time I visit London none of my friends wants to get up early-ish on Sunday and head there! Next time I’ll go alone!!! But I have to go!

    • Rosie

      You can go at lunch time! It’s a little busier, but still fun! x

  • Rose, another fabulous post as usual ๐Ÿ™‚ You always seem so happy and carefree. Do you have any good tips on how to feel great even when your getting up in the dark, driving home in the dark and really not enjoying this gloom!? xx

    • Rosie

      Treat yourself.
      Take time to relax in a nice warm bath, use the best oils, fill it with bubbles and salts. Turn off all the lights, light your best candles, put on some music and chill. Take the time to meditate on positivity. Count all the things you have to be grateful for, all the things that make you lucky, even the little ones. When you’ve run out of things to count, take a deep breath and breathe out all the negativity. Get out of the bath and shake it out (like a wet dog!) Look in the mirror and say “I choose to see the good. I am happy, I am lucky and I’m going to enjoy my life.”
      Just accept that January sucks, it’s cold, it’s dark, but it doesn’t last forever! This is just a hibernation period before the loveliness of Spring and long Summer nights. It the time to recharge, read books, eat!, generally relax and take care of yourself.
      Treat yourself as you would someone you love.


        Oh please don’t say January sucks! It is such a lovely month, a month of beginnings and warm Winter sun. And it’s my birthday month ๐Ÿ™‚

        Lovely post as usual Rosie! I’m planning to visit London after I finish my master’s degree and you just made me add another topic to my “London Wishlist”.

        Love from Portugal

      • Thanks Rosie, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply ๐Ÿ™‚ And that is excellent advice. I did just that yesterday and it really does work. It so easy to get sucked into negativity but you can also choose to be positive and feel good. Thank you xXx

  • All of those photos just make me want to BE there! Gorgeous flowers and amazing looking meats! YUMMO!

  • The flower market here pretty much shuts down in winter, now I can’t wait for spring!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • Chelsea Roderick

    Lovely photos, what a surprsingly nice day for England! xx


    • Rosie

      England’s been rather lovely recently! Cold but lovely.

  • Katy Hirst

    What a perfect way to spend a Sunday – I will definitely make this a priority when I’m next in London! Gorgeous photos as well ๐Ÿ™‚ x


  • jeniferjamie

    I live right near here and keep meaning to pop to the flower market, may go on Sunday for a mooch & to buy a bunch or two! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jen xx

    • Rosie

      Do it Jen! Let me know how you get on x

  • Rosie
    • Rachel Magee

      Perfect! You cannot beat asos! x

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Yes! Love all the flowers there – what a sight!



  • Charlotte Elizabeth

    Such lovely photos of you and those gorgeous flowers. Love love love that bag too, so unique!


  • Love fresh flowers! The market looks really bustling & a great atmosphere to just mooch. The antipasti selection looks to die for & I love your tote Rosie!

    Btw I made your Pad Thai Salad into a stir fry last night by subbing the cucumber for courgette, used king prawns & added some soba noodles, it was DELIC!!!!! I will try as a salad when the weather warms up a bit!!!!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Vicky

    Such a lovely post as always, i love Columbia Road market, Broadway market is cool too. Your blog never fails to make me smile. Tell me Rosie, since moving to London almost a year ago I’ve really struggled to find a hairdresser which i love. Since your hair always looks impeccable and the colour is beautiful, do you have any tips on where i could try? x

  • Gorgeous gorgeous! I wish they had some decent flower markets here in Wales! Perhaps I’ll find a good one when I move to Somerset.

    Also – you bag is fantastic! I want to buy one as a gift, but the ones of the website are a distinctly different colour faux fur to yours. It’s not quite such a stunning brown. Did you order yours online too or should I email them? xo

  • That Olive/deli stall looks heavenly.

  • I like you, make it a priority to visit markets abroad, yet don’t enough in the UK, will be popping to this next time I’m in London-gorgeous blooms, gorgeous you x

  • I always loved walking down Columbia Road when I was living in London to see (and buy) all of the beautiful flowers!


  • This looks beautiful! There are so many choices of flowers I think I’d be stuck there for hours just trying to decide what to have and what colour combination to go with. I wish there was a local flower market near me. Nothing makes me happier than fresh flowers in the house!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • What a lovely post! There’s something about flowers that makes everyone feel warm and happy!! This market looks amazing – I wish where I live had these types of markets, but I can just live vicariously through your beautiful photographs!! xx


  • Ugh I wish we had markets and stalls like these here in the states when they do have them it’s very limited and they never look this amazing? What a lovely Sunday Rosie.


  • Jessica Cowles

    Rose, do you mean Concrete Mountain? I YouTubed Concrete Jungle and came up with a completely different band ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rosie

      You’re absolutely right, Jess! Have fixed x

  • Nice pictures dairy! Love especially your boots!

    xo Aurora

  • Those tulips are wonderfully fresh and bold – beautiful colours! I’ve always wanted to visit the market, it looks spectacular, as does your cashmere polo – I can imagine the warmth right now….

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • catherine โ™ก

    These look so beautiful! Looks like you had a great time xx


  • giulsp

    Beautiful post! In the mood for spring… What is that gorgoeous nail color?? Must have. Immediately.

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • I love Columbia Road, it was one of the first things I ever blogged about!


  • Kate

    That looks like so much fun! I wish we had a flower market like that!!


  • I am SO happy about the return of tulips!


  • This is so weird : I was there on that Sunday too with my friend! It must have been about the same time too cause we saw the same musicians ha! We were also going to eat where you did but it was too full when we got there so we went to a place called ‘the cake hole’ which was great!
    Would have loved to have bumped into you – maybe next time haha!


  • Ren Perez

    Hello! Anyone know of similar dishes to those stone ones at Campana? Or at least what type they are so I can google ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

  • Molly

    Okay first of all, I am OBSESSED with your sweater and your bag. Like about to buy them if only they were a part of my budget! Also, the flower market looks beautiful and I wish we had more in the states… and I love the tulips – always been a favorite of mine but the white ones are perfect for winter!


  • Such a pretty tote! Love that it’s fairly neutral, but with a bit of character. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Always, Anita

  • Next time I’m in London I’m so going. I love flowers and the colours and everything is amazing.

    Including that jumper you’re wearing.

    Erin | comadiary

  • What a perfect way to spend a sunday – the layers of flowers are too pretty… a bloooming great day perhaps?

    Also – just wanted to say a massive thanks for sharing more fashion bloggery outfit details (:


  • Maija

    Thats my sunday sorted! I’m loving tulips at the moment. In all different colors!


  • such lovely photos! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • charlotterose.

    Love this post ๐Ÿ™‚ you look lovely, I adore your outfit. And I now feel the need to eat sandwiches and buy 8 bunches of flowers!

    Charli | Charlotte Rose

  • What a lovely post! Beautiful photos and so atmospheric, I felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amanda xxx

  • beautiful post – my favourite kind. you cant get better than the view / scent of fresh flowers!!!

    LOOOOVE that bag too – you look beautiful in that natural daylight!

    Mollie x x

  • So lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really into that green door right now… can’t get the color outta my mind!

  • Great photos, looks like a fun place to visit!


  • Oh my this looks amazing! I’m definetly adding Colombia Road market to my places to visit, Tulips are my favourite flower, they’re gorgeous!

  • Elena Gray

    Flowers and olives – some of my favourite things! A beautiful post, I’ll definitely be going to this market as soon as possible ๐Ÿ™‚
    Elena x

  • Flowers seriously add life to this drab winter we are having. Love waking up to them on my kitchen table in the mornings!!


  • Jane

    I think there is nothing more beautiful for ones appartment than fresh flowers. Just a hint of spring never hurt nobody. xx

  • Your outfit is so cute! I love how simple yet stylish it is. On a side note That sandwich looks amazing!


  • What a lovely looking day! I so wish we had a flower market like this around here and during the winter! Luckily, your pictures will have to fill my flower addiction for now!

    xo Nicole
    Style Of Living

  • Jemma Lees

    Oh my goodness those Tulips! They are my favourite flowers and those photos of the market stalls selling them make me what to get my hands on some for my room right now! ๐Ÿ™
    – Jem
    Jem’s Blog

  • This post makes the yearning I have to move to London so much stronger we have don’t have markets like these!! The flowers looked so beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • A flower market! I’d love to go to one sometime. Seriously, seeing your pictures make me feel the need to go out more often.

    Connie from theconbonz

  • Love these photos. I felt like I was truly there. Can’t wait to visit sometime.
    xo Tia | http://www.bigcitytyro.com

  • Amber Rhodes

    Lovely photos. Love the band!!

  • Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I wish I had the ability to buy flowers and keep them alive.

  • LeVernisRouge

    Ahh flowers are such a good way to blow away winter
    gloominess! Iโ€™m planning to come to London next month and I really want to
    bring my dog. I was wondering, though, whether London is dog-friendly enough.
    Can you take them to restaurants etc.? Itโ€™d be a shame if I had to stay
    outside with my pooch! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maxime xxx

  • Queenie Lee

    Gorgeous photos and outfit as always ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • you are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m running a giveaway (lorac pro pallet+ the wet brush), if you’re interested, check this link:

    little taste of heaven

  • Great post! Love the photos!


  • Loved reading this. Although a Brit, I live in San Francisco and had actually never heard of this market until this weekend when friends from home came to stay. I am returning to England next week and had already made plans to visit Colombia Road Market….. such a small world, thanks for sharing, I too love white tulips!!!

  • thesmellofroses

    Little caffe place is amazing. Tried their food and it is really good! Love this market, it is such a treat to see so many flowers in one place.


  • Wow they are cheap orchids! I have never found them that affordable here in New Zealand but wish I could!

  • A street full of flowers. Heaven exists!!!!!!!

  • Totes in love with your boots but they’re out of stock ๐Ÿ™


  • My favorite spot! I just posted about this as well: http://www.eleonoreeverywhere.com <3 Love around 2 when they start yelling bargain prices.

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Why do you always look so darn fabulous!? xx, Ada

  • stunning market, looks like there is a great variety x


  • L Ace

    I would love for you to take a peek at my blog and tell me what you think!