Columbia Road Shops

Every Sunday London’s Columbia Road comes alive as flower and plant sellers occupy this charming street. The flower market fills the street forcing crowds to squeeze past each other as they explore a wonderful array of independent shops. On a perfectly sunny Sunday in early March The Lifestyle Editor and I were fortunate to visit the bustling Columbia Road Flower Market. An expedition which is sadly no longer possible in these current times, but one that I highly recommend to bookmark for future travels. Columbia Road shops are made for browsing. There are vintage and antique shops, artists and artisan shops, a perfumery, womenswear and children’s shops, and of course plenty of coffee and food shops. There are so many unique Columbia Road shops with beautiful shopfronts. My only regret was due to the crowds and plant displays capturing these shop facades was an impossibility. I’m looking forward to a returning on a quieter weekday to fully admire and photograph these storefronts.

Jessie Chorley Columbia Road shops
Jessie Chorley, Columbia Road shops

JESSIE CHORLEY

Handcrafted bunting swags the charming shopfront of artist Jessie Chorley’s shop and workshop overflowing with delightful stitched, painted and handmade goods. Read more

Glitterati, Columbia Road

GLITTERATI

Vintage and antique homewares, jewelry, books, women’s clothing and accessories crowd this delightful magpie’s haven

Jack Garcia coffee shop

JACK GARCIA

Up and down Columbia Road photographers and influencers look for opportunities and space to capture moments like this one in front of Jack Garcia coffee shop.

Peponita, Columbia Road

PEPONITA

Shoes and accessories by local designers and artisans, plus a coffee shop.

Lavender Columbia Road flower market

MARKET STALLS

Lavender gently scents the air from a market stall selling bunches of fresh English lavender and lavender products.

mason & Painter, Columbia Road shops
Mason & Painter, Columbia Road shops

MASON & PAINTER

A delightful emporium that mixes vintage furniture and homewares with plants. Mason & Painter, one of The Shopkeepers Best 10 Vintage & Antique Shops, specializes in French garden furniture and planters. Read More

Lily vanilli bakery

LILY VANILLI

Tucked in at the end of a courtyard off Ezra Street, behind Columbia Road, is the popular bakery and coffee shop, Lily Vanilli. Go early – the day we visited they closed early as they had sold out.

Milagros, Columbia Road

MILAGROS

Artist and artisan goods from Mexico. Handmade tiles and ceramics, baskets, glassware, decorative tin ware and folk art.

In Habit, Columbia Road

IN HABIT

And neighboring sister store, In Bloom, are filled with goods for gardening, homewares, and stationery.

Artisans & Adventurers, Columbia Road

ARTISANS & ADVENTURERS

Handmade, ethically-minded treasures from around the world.

Columbia Pottery

COLUMBIA POTTERY

Peeking out from behind a plant stand, Columbia Pottery’s shopfront, a vintage and antique shop.

Pavillion Bakery, Columbia Road shops

PAVILLION BAKERY

Sourdough bread, pastries and coffee.

Bob & Blossom, Columbia Road

BOB & BLOSSOM

An enchanting children’s clothing and toy shop.

Charlie Borrow, Columbia Road
Charlie Borrow Workshop, Columbia Road

CHARLIE BORROW

Leathersmith and luggage maker. The Charlie Borrow workshop and shop is in the process of moving to nearby Virginia Road. Even though I still had to include this beautiful workshop.

World Of Echo, Columbia Road shops

WORLD OF ECHO

Not your typical new and used record shop. World of Echo is a modern, light and airy space.

A Portuguese Love Affair, Columbia Road

A PORTUGUESE LOVE AFFAIR

Home of the U.K.’s best Pastel De Nata, A Portuguese Love Affair offers the best of Portugal’s homewares, apothecary goods, and pantry items. Visit their nearby delicious cafe on Hackney Road.

Colenimo, Columbia Road
Colenimo, Columbia Road

COLENIMO

A recent addition to Columbia Road shops, Colenimo offers timeless, classic womenswear and accessories made in the U.K. Read more

Nom Living, Columbia Road Shops

NOM

Handmade, sustainable and functional ceramics, wooden spoons and baskets.

Angela Flanders
Angela Flanders

ANGELA FLANDERS

Independent perfumery home to 40 unique perfumes, candles and home fragrances.

Underleaf, Columbia Road

UNDERLEAF

Plant shop and planting experts creating green spaces for shops, events and restaurants.

Vintage Heaven, Columbia Road shops

VINTAGE HEAVEN

Vintage homewares and furniture with Cake Hole Cafe in the rear of the shop.

Oyster Boy Events, Ezra Street

OYSTER BOY

Crowds overflow from Columbia Road onto Ezra Street where Oyster Boy plies his trade shucking oysters every Sunday.

Campania, Exra Street

CAMPANIA

Hopefuls trying to get a seat inside or outside this popular Ezra Street restaurant featuring seasonal Southern Italian cooking. The perfect conclusion to a stroll around Columbia Road shops and flower market.

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