Columbia Road flower market is without question one of my favourite London discoveries so far. It’s a really cute little cobbled street in the East end of London that comes to life at the weekend. All the shops and cafe’s are independent and only open on Saturday and Sunday, but the best part of all is that on Sunday the whole street is taken over by the most amazing flower market, complete with cockney accented market traders.
Fresh flowers at home are one of my favourite things and this street is an easy cycle from home, all around win really.
The street is crazy busy when the market is on, which makes it really difficult to take pictures.
Since returning to the UK I have had an iphone and I have to admit I love it. It’s a real shame to say that about a piece of technology, but the combination of always having a camera on me, without the accompanying back pain of lugging about my big camera, and google maps permanently about my person is just such a winning combination. It also allows me to capture the little things in the day that catch my eye. It seems in January and February that was London architecture and food!
Brick lane was one of the first places we explored in January as it’s pretty much on our door step. Bustling, vibrant and multi-cultural it was such a great introduction to London.
Last week marked 3 months since we moved to London and I started work. It has passed in such a blur and although I can’t believe how short an amount of time we’ve been here it already feels like I’ve lived here and done my job for years. (Disclaimer: I sort of have done this job for years but London is very different to Scotland).
This last weekend it was the Easter long weekend and it was such a pleasure to have the chance to catch up on things. We made some more small steps at home, although we still don’t have any living room furniture 🙁 it’s starting to come together now. Mainly though we got out and explored, doing new and exciting things every day and acting generally like tourists despite the grey skies and drizzle.
These pictures though are a scattering of those taken over the last three months. More, including this weekends escapades soon.
From the top: A phone box; Brick Lane in two languages; Columbia Road market; The Thames and St Pauls from the South Bank; The London Eye; Looking north from the London Eye