As a native South Londoner living in North London since early teenhood I never knew flower markets existed in London, despite my lack of knowledge of where you can purchase a bunch of flowers at a bargain price rather a double from a normal high street. On Sunday, thankfully we had a clear weather but cold, my fellow friends and I embarked on an adventure trip to Columbia Road Flower Market in Hackney in hope to capture the magic atmosphere and the like.
Along a road of Victorian shops and small number of stalls selling bread, cakes, cheese, old vintage/antique wares and unusual items, bric-a-brac, popular with young hungry regulars, tourists and bargain hunters. I loved seeing a child perched on a window sill selling a tray of home-made fairy cakes, I of course gave the child a 50p to sample her tiny treat.
If you would like to see shots of flower stalls, please stay tuned for part 2.
Kit Lee, Style Slicker