Columbia Road is an historical East London flower market, nowadays it’s more trendy than genuine flower trade but makes an excellent Sunday morning stroll.

Sunday 2nd January 2011 – Today was particularly quiet as everyone recovers from New Year. A cold, bored trader waiting to sell some flowers

Trade was better in The Garden Shop. Columbia Road is lined with boutique gift shops and quirky artsy stores.

Sizzling burgers and jumble for sale at the flea market on Ezra Street just off Columbia Road.

Good things near Columbia Road

Treacle Bakery worth a visit for the shop layout alone 
Angela Flanders Perfumer
lovely shop full of traditional perfumes
Lock 7 hipster bicycle café and shop
The Cat & Mutton pub full of pushchairs but does great Sunday lunches
London Fields