Columbia Road Flower Market and Covent Garden Sunday the 8th of September 2024 full day event


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Off we head bright and early to the rather famous Columbia Road flower market in the heart of the East End of London.


Columbia Road Flower Market is open on Sundays  with the street’s shops following suit – Columbia Road is in the East End, sitting on the edge of the City, with Shoreditch to the west and Brick Lane and Spitalfields both nearby.

In 1869 Angela Burdett-Coutts  established Columbia Market as a covered food market with several hundred stalls. Angela also built the separate U-shaped Columbia Dwellings building along with a three-storey Gothic arch built into the brickwork of the central section.

The building was demolished in 1958, although the remains of railings can be seen in front of the Nursery School. Sivill House and the Dorset Estate replaced the Coutts buildings. Angela’s husband William Burdett-Coutts came to own the market and had grand plans to sell fish there by building a railway line to the market in order to connect it to the coast. However, his plans did not come to fruition due to his competitors at Billingsgate. The market then closed in 1886.

I will send confirmed travel timings 3 weeks before the show. These are estimated times.

Estimated times:-


PALACE T 08.40am

ELMS 08.50am




SADLERS 9.20am



Arriving around 10.30am  we have plenty of time to purchase our flowers/ plants and have a wander along the market at your leisure..

There are plenty of pop up cafes for breakfast and a tea or coffee.



We return to the coach at 12.30pm..  heading off for your free time in Covent Garden (arriving around 1pm )  for some lunch and some shopping (easy access to Leicester square, Soho, China Town — we depart from the Covent Garden area at 4pm.



– you can take your plants onto the coach or store in the hold – as we open the luggage area of the coach the smell is absolutely devine!


Please can you take your seats swiftly on the coach – the driver can not leave until you are sitting down – this avoids hold ups en-route.

Please always take care when getting on and off the coach.

There is a toilet on the coach.

You may leave items on the coach. Thank you for agreeing to my terms and conditions.

Event Details

Date: 8 September 2024

Start time: 07:00 BST

End time: 19:00 BST

Venue: East London


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