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George Gladwell Columbia Road Flower Market

Don't tell anyone, but every Sunday a quiet side street in East London undergoes a colourful transformation as the Columbia Road Flower Market comes into bloom. Not many people can say they love their job enough to do it for 65 years but flower trader George has worked on the specialist market since 1949. Watch and share as he explains where his passion for plants stems from and how this street market has blossomed from a hidden gem to a London treasure.

About Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Market is London's principal flower market devoted to selling plants, flowers, garden fittings and gardening equipment at reasonable prices.

Sited in London's East End, near Brick Lane and Spitalfields, this street market has a friendly atmosphere and is open every Sunday from 8am-3pm.

Columbia Road is lined with 60 independent shops, including small art galleries, cupcake shops, vintage clothes stores, garden and antique shops, and English and Italian delis. There are also numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants in which to refuel.

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