COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET
It might seem odd that my last ‘favourite’ thing in my Twelve Days of London is a flower market, but you have to remember that, when J and I flew out of Calgary, we left behind temperatures of minus 30C with windchill. To be faced with such colour, and a LEMON tree – an actual real lemon tree – it was a true feast for the eye.
The Columbia Road Flower Market operates every Sunday from 8am until 3-ish. And it doesn’t just sell flowers. You want a Christmas tree? They’ve got Christmas trees!
The street also boasts an eclectic collection of independent shops, art galleries, vintage stores and coffee shops, so if flowers aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of others things to see. (And it’s only a 10 minute walk from The Geffrye Museum, one of my favourite museums in London.)