The 8 prettiest flower markets in London

Calling all petal lovers and flora enthusiasts! 🌷

While the capital might be a bustling urban jungle, London is also bursting with vibrant floral escapes and captivating flower markets – perfect for an afternoon stroll in the city.

From fragrant roses to friendly sunflowers, let’s take a tour of the loveliest flower markets in London.

1. Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower MarketCelebrated as one of the best flower markets in London, Columbia Road Flower Market is a must-visit street market in the capital. With a gorgeous backdrop of Victorian shops and cafés, Columbia Road Flower Market is packed with market traders selling horticultural gems, including fresh flower bouquets, weird and wonderful house plants and vibrant herbs and shrubs.

Taking place from 8am to 3pm, every Sunday, there’s no better way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon than at this charming London flower market.

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2. New Covent Garden Flower Market

While not located in Covent Garden (spoiler, we’re actually heading to southwest London for this entry), New Covent Garden Flower Market is a true hidden gem tucked away in Nine Elms. This buzzy marketplace is where many of London’s own florists find their gorgeous blooms and it’s not hard to see why!

Famous for having some of the freshest bouquets in the capital and most stunning tulips in London, New Covent Garden Flower Market is perfect for bringing a pop of colour home from to your next London city break. So, if you’re a floral fanatic, this flower market is definitely worth a visit. Just make sure you’re up early for this market – opening hours are from 4am to 10am, Monday to Saturday!

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3. Chiswick Flower Market

Flower market in west LondonLooking for a blooming street market in west London? Taking place on the first Sunday of the month, Chiswick Flower Market offers everything from unique flowers and obscure plants to even gardening supplies and one-of-a-kind plant pots.

With a wide variety of traders, including specialist UK growers and RHS Chelsea award-winning nurseries, Chiswick Flower Market is home to some of the prettiest flower stalls in London. Plus, if you’re feeling peckish from all the floral exploration you can even grab yourself a cute flower pot-shaped cake to take away!

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4. Berwick Street Market

Berwick Street Market flower stall in SohoDive into a feast for the senses at Berwick Street Market. This lively street market in Soho is a real London gem, packed with colourful flowers. Be sure to stop and smell the roses at Ronnie’s Flowers, the oldest flower stall in London. Famed for charming customers with their beautiful blooms since the 1960s, Ronnie’s Flowers sells everything from fragrant lilies and beaming dahlias to classic roses and gorgeous tulips.

But Berwick Street Market isn’t just about the flowers! You’ll also find a treasure trove of delicious street food, including hot falafel wraps and mouth-watering curries. So grab a bunch of blooms and a tasty treat, and soak up the Soho atmosphere of this iconic London market.

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5. Borough Market

While Borough Market might be famous for its scrumptious treats and local street food delicacies, don’t underestimate its floral side! Tucked away within this foodie haven is The Gated Garden, an overflowing flower stall with gorgeous flora and beautiful greenery.

Expect a delightful mix of seasonal beauties, from traditional roses and lilies to unique potted plants and decorative ornaments, perfect for adding a touch of nature to your home. And when you’re done browsing the flowers or perhaps found the perfect bouquet, don’t forget to treat yourself to some of Borough Market’s delicious foodie offerings, from artisan cheese and fresh bread to tasty paella and tacos – Borough Market combines flowers and food in one delightful trip!

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6. Broadway Market

East London’s Broadway Market is a Sunday morning delight for any flower and street market enthusiasts. Wander down this Hackney street and surround yourself in an abundance of sights and smells. Discover rows upon rows of flowers bursting with colour, from delicate lilies to vibrant sunflowers. You’ll find everything you need to create a stunning bouquet, whether you’re after classic elegance or something a little more wild.

And the fun doesn’t stop there – Broadway Market has something for everyone, with trendy clothes, unique jewellery and fresh local produce all waiting to be explored. It’s a one-stop shop for a sensory adventure and a taste of the real east London!

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7. New Spitalfields Market

Flowers at New Spitalfields Market, LondonNew Spitalfields Market might not be your typical florist, but for flower lovers, it’s a blossoming paradise! While this bustling marketplace in east London caters to professionals, that shouldn’t stop you from swinging by. Discover endless rows of fresh-cut flowers in every colour under the sun.

From sunflowers taller than you to elegant orchids in mesmerising shades, New Spitalfields Market is a sensory overload in the best way possible. And who knows, you might just find the perfect flower crown or a unique bouquet to surprise your loved ones!

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8. Battersea Flower Station Garden Centre & Florist

And last but certainly not least, we’re heading to a floral paradise nestled along the Battersea railway tracks. Battersea Flower Station Garden Centre & Florist is a secret haven for flower and plant lovers – but it is much more than your average garden centre.

Step through their entrance and you’ll be greeted by a quirky yet charming array of greenhouses overflowing with all sorts of horticultural goodness. From teeny tiny cacti to towering ficus trees, Battersea Flower Station Garden Centre & Florist has got everything to spruce up your indoor jungle or create a flourishing balcony garden. Their friendly staff are bursting with knowledge and are always happy to lend a helping hand whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a complete newbie!

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