Columbia Road Flower Market’s secret gem


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. 


Maks News

154 Columbia Road
London E2 7RG
020 7739 8170

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