Situated just off Shoreditch’s main drag, this weekly flower market is an East End gem. Every Sunday from 8am-3pm (roughly), the picturesque cobbled street is packed with traders selling bulbs, herbs, shrubs, bedding plants and bucketfuls of cut flowers. Flanking the stands are around 60 interesting independent shops and cafés, many open only at weekends. Arrive super-early for the best selection of flowers, or as the market’s winding down to bag a bargain. It used to be heaving each and every weekend, but nowadays you’ll find more space made for browsing punters. Still, wearing a mask is advisable.
Londoners love a market. It's the combination of eating, chatting and browsing. Lovelys stuff. Locals and tourists continue to flock to the capital’s best stalls and these days there’s a huge range of markets across London, from farmers markets and fashion markets to street food, vintage and antique markets. But if you’re only in town for a quick visit, any one of these are worth making a beeline for.
Things will be a bit different trading hours, limited stalls, one-way systems and in some cases, the need to wear a face mask. But below you’ll find our pick of the very best markets in London that are back open for business, from Borough Market’s foodie stands to stalls filled with flowers on Columbia Road.
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