Sunday 11 November 2012

Columbia Road Flower Market, East London

On a Sunday, a vibrant and verdant flower market opens up in front of the quirky independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes on and around the early Victorian terrace of Columbia Road on the fringes of trendy Hoxton. As the sun sets, the boisterous stall owners start flogging three bunches for a tenner or even a fiver. There is plenty of prepared patter: One trader suggested feeding his Indian chilli plants to the mother-in-law in the hope that she won't wake up in the morning. 8/10