For anyone heading to Columbia Road Flower Market tomorrow morning to pick up some tulips, cupcakes, perfumed candles or any of those other Sunday morning essentials, I would like to make a recommendation. Working away at the market every day, not just Sundays, are the proprietors of Maks News, where you can buy – along with News of the World and a pint of milk – the best-value snack on the whole street – a warm croissant (or pain au chocolat or even pecan danish). Last time I went they were around 7op each & the service is always friendly. If you are coming from Brick Lane it’s a small shop on the right hand side of the street, and you’ll see the mural out the front.
The market is on every Sunday from 8am to 2pm, and it’s – as usual with London – worth getting there early. If you’re at all claustrophobic it’s probably best avoided after about 11am – it gets absolutely packed and the street is really narrow.
154 Columbia Road
London E2 7RG
020 7739 8170