Although summer doesn’t spoil us this year, here is our selection of flower markets.
What could be a better way to get you in the summer mood than a bunch of beautiful colourful flowers!
London has plenty of markets for anyone’s taste and needs but this is one of the best. The flower market in Columbia Road is beautiful and cheap and is definitely a great way to spend your Sunday morning. As it is located close to Bethnal Green Station, there is Victoria Park nearby if you’re looking for a place to relax after or just walk around the rest of East London – Brick Lane, Shoreditch – for some trendy vintage shopping. If you don’t feel like walking further, there are plenty of quaint coffee shops and bakeries around Columbia Road itself.
A sea of flowers will welcome you and the beginning of spring in a colourful bloomy part of the city. The seasonal Dutch market, which normally runs from the end of May, also has artists showing their crafts and jewellery. Otherwise, there’s the wholesale fruit, veg and flower market which is also worth a look. The flowers there are beautifully presented and mixed – pleasure both for your eyes and your sense of smell!
One of the largest horticultural markets in the UK is the Glasgow flower market, which also has fruit and vegetable stalls, making it very multifunctional. It attracts customers from all over Scotland, North of England and Northern Ireland, so head over there if you are close-by. The T-shaped market might also surprise you with some unexpected finds!