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Columbia Road Flower Market - a Sunday afternoon treat...

This afternoon, with my beautiful friend Katie, I took a trip to one of the finest flower markets in London, which takes place every Sunday along Columbia Road, E2.  The market is always extremely busy, with east London stall holders shouting out their deals above the buzzing, chattering public spilling from boutique shops, old pubs and bijoux cafes.  Beginning and ending on Hackney Road, the market curves along a cobbled street lined with Victorian terraces and mansion blocks.  Popular with locals, but relatively unknown to tourists, it's an east London institution.  It's also great value for money; we each had a Cumberland sausage bap with rocket, caremalised onion chutney and mustard for £3, a delicious latte from the renowned Italian lunch spot, Campania for £2.30, and I picked up 3 bunches of flowers for a fiver! 

A Cabbages devotee, Katie turned up in the Lettie Sweater and the Plain New Hacking Jacket, so I couldn't resist taking some photo's of her to show you how gorgeous she looks in our collection.  I wore the Inverted Pleat Front Dress but without the collar and cuffs for a slightly different look, and teamed it with opaque tights and my (newly reheeled!) Russell & Bromley Oxfords.  Here is a collection of shots from our day...

At the end of a crisp and sunny November afternoon, I cycled off with my flowers precariously balanced in my backpack and left Katie to go shopping for the winter casserole she's making for supper (not for me unfortunately, but you can't have it all!)

Love, Holly xx

1 comment:

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what type of flowers are those in your backpack?

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