Christopher Columbus might have followed the wrong route, ending up discovering America instead of India but you can make sure that Columbia Road gets found easily by you on a Sunday in London. Awash with a flurry of flowers, this stretch of road in East End gets flooded with flowers of fantastic varieties never seen anywhere else in London. Traders and farmers, some generations after generations, descend early mornings every Sunday with their flowery and leafy products for sale. Some sleep was sacrificed on last Sunday so that we could make our way early morning to smell the fresh floral fragrance in Columbia Road Flower Market.
What one could call a total floral immersion was to be found at the road stacked with unforeseen plants, herbs, seeds and flowers ofcourse. Ravishing roses of various shades threw a colour riot and especially the black roses were a sight to behold.
Succulents, Eucalyptus, Cactus, Roses, Tulips to name a few – it was an unusually vibrant and packed flower market for a Sunday. Nicely flanked by cosy cafes, bookshops and gift shops in the background, Columbia Road turned out to offer much more than only flowers. After completing our floral purchases which were still flourishing freshly under the November sun, we settled for some Sunday brunch at the cosy neighbourhood Laxeiro Tapas Restaurant.
To complement the flowery displays around, I wore my casual best look in a pair of distressed jeans paired with an oversized jumper and Baker boy hat. A pair of metallic brogue and a straw basket bag have finished out this look.
So what are your plans for next Sunday? Beat the sun and be there at the Columbia Road Flower Market to smell the fresh fragrance of the floral delights. Before you do that, leave your comments below and share this post with your friends now so that they can join you too!
What Was I Wearing?
Zara Jumper, Shoes, Jeans
Basket Bag from Portugal