On Sunday the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers. Everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs. The air is intense with the scent of flowers and the chant of the barrow boys "Everthin' a fiver"? . A lot of the flower sellers grow their own plants or import flowers from around the world.
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 to 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.