Columbia Road Flower Market, Part 1

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 28th, 2011

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


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 Hang Out In East London

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 15th, 2011

Hackney in East London is home to London arts, youth and music scenes and centred around with numerous trendy clubs, bars, independent shops, restaurants, their infamous flower market on Columbia Road and two of their large stretches of open spaces, Victoria Park and London Fields.

I tend visit Hackney in the winter particularly the Broadway Market (I have yet to experience the busy stalls on Saturdays) purely to meet friends for quick coffee, food and catch ups as most of my close friends lives in the East.  La Bouche is the most visited cafe, a cosy eatery environment but their freshly made, mouth watering food is always a winner.

Well-edited boutiques and organic produce coffee shops attracts many young and fashion forward Londoners to the area, everyone seems to share the same mutual friends and the locals are super friendly too.  I love Hackney.


Kit Lee, Style Slicker


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