What better way to spend to motivate yourself to get out of bed on a Grey, dreary, cold January morning then a trip to Columbia Road flower market?! The temptation of mooching around the little boutique shops, spot of brunch and treating yourself to a nice bouquet of flowers is hard to resist! This little market on a Sunday feels like worlds away from the rest of London, the old terrace housing and distinct lack of high street chains makes it a joy to escape to.
You can find roses in nearly every colour of the rainbow!
The rows of old terrace housing transport you away from the from the high rise hustle and bustle of the rest of London.
The sweet smell of Hyacinths is a wonderful reminder that spring is around the corner, three bunches of these provides the best room scent!
It's always worth popping into Nelly Duff to see what Quirky prints they have in stock.
You can find allsorts of curiosities, like this giraffe stool complete with hooves!
Intricate notepad cover from Shake The Dust.
This brightly coloured mobile from Shake The Dust would look fab in a kids room!
You can never have too many notepads, this is another lovely one from Rob Ryan.
I you love beautifully painted ceramics, detailed packaging or are looking for a gift that is a bit different, then head down to A Portuguese Love Affair to indulge yourself!
It's like being on a strange safari visiting Bahasa London with all these animal statues and faux taxidermy heads!