If there’s one thing that summarises being a Londoner living in East London on a Sunday (or, ahem, hopping on a train to London Bridge and pretending to be one)- it’s a visit to Columbia Road Flower Market (or y’know- avoiding it on sunny days, but where’s the fun in that?) There’s something warming and a little charming about hearing the ‘THREE FOR FIVE PAAND’ bellows and shuffling along a path lined with fresh blooms and eager shoppers waiting for their picks to be lined in brown paper to take home.
Ok, it requires patience, but the satisfaction of getting out of bed to enjoy the colour popped shops stacked with gizmos and gadgets, a sweet treat from Lily Vanilli and a bunch of flowers to brighten up a dull corner is definitely worth it.
Plus, seeing as this outfit is a bit of an Urban Outfitters party- let me let you into a little secret, those guys have just launched their festival campaign- basically meaning you lovely people can win incredible prizes to all the best festivals this summer (yup, with flights and accommodation)- just by heading over here, what’s to lose! Either way here’s to more sunny Sundays either buying fresh flowers or stomping in muddy fields!