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our 6 favourite flower markets

Published: 18/02/2021

London has an abundance of flower markets full of beautiful blooms to bring happiness to your life.

From cool hipster markets to hardcore night markets, we have listed our favourite instagrammable flower markets:

Colombia Road

Located between Old Street and Bethnal Green, this is without a doubt at the top of our list and is the most well-known flower market in the capital.

Tourists and Londoners flock on a Sunday to this narrow road lined with independent cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries. You can buy everything from hydrangeas to banana trees but go early for the best flowers or go late to bag a bargain.  

Columbia Road, Hackney E2
www.columbiaroad.info

New Covent Garden Market 

Confused? After forty years, London’s most significant wholesale flower market relocated to Nine Elms. This is where florists come to get their flowers, so be warned you can only buy wholesale. Flowers spill out from all four corners, vendors bargain loudly and the air is filled with the heavenly scent of roses. An excellent place to go with a friend or two and split the flowers and split the cost to get a terrific deal. Be aware; the market opens its doors for business at 4 am!

Monday to Saturday 4 am to 10 am
New Covent Garden Market, SW8 5BH
www.newcoventgardenmarket.com

Mare Street Market

This is not technically a flower market but it is one of Hackney’s trendiest curated spaces. It is host to an open kitchen, delis, wine bar and off-license, pop-ups, interiors and a wonderful mini flower market by Rebel Rebel, who boast Vogue, BBC, BAFTA, and Dior their clients. Their flowers are sensational, seasonal and they favour British where possible.  

Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Mare Street Market, 117 Mare Street, E8 4RU
www.marestreetmarket.com

Broadway Market

With masses of bars, pubs, book shops and more, this is a bustling market which appeals to the fashion set. A great place to people watch.

Broadway Market, London Fields, E8 4PH
www.broadwaymarket.co.uk

Berwick Street Market

A stone’s throw from Oxford Street, this market is in the heart of Soho.
Selling flowers, fruit and veg and street food, this is one of London's most iconic spots. Ronnie’s Flowers is the city’s oldest flower market stall.

Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm
www.thissoho.co.uk

New Spitalfields Market

Don’t mix this up with Old Spitalfield’s Market, this one is in Leyton and sells wholesale fruit, veg and flowers. Be warned, it opens at midnight and closes at 11 am, so it only appeals to the most dedicated of botanists or for those who can’t sleep!

Monday to Saturday, midnight to 11 am

23 Sherrin Road, Leyton E10 5SQ