Whether you’re buying an assortment of beautiful blooms for yourself, a loved one or a colleague, there are an array of options to choose from, including everything from potted plants, tropical bouquets, and oversized centerpieces. If you live in London, you’re privy to an assortment of flower markets, all of which promise fresh, beautiful blooms. Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorites, where you’ll find an abundance of flowers to brighten any indoor or outdoor spaces.
Berwick Street Market, situated in Soho, is a great place to visit if you wish to buy a bouquet of freshly cut flowers, which guarantee to brighten up both homes and offices in the dreary winter months. Different stalls feature on different days, so it’s worth checking the schedule before visiting the market. If you miss the flower stalls, you’ll be pleased to know Serenata Flowers cover the Central London area and you’ll find an abundance of bouquets and plants available online.
Broadway Market was recently revamped and has since become a magnet for hipsters. It takes place every Saturday from 9am to 5pm without fail and is packed with East End creative types, particularly arty students. It’s here you’ll find organic groceries, vintage clothes and an abundance of fresh flowers, as well as an array of a coffee stall and book stand. It’s also a great place to find unusual handmade gifts.
Another prevalent market in the East is Spitalfields. It is here you’ll discover a variety of must-see stalls, including those that sell an array of bouquets and plants. There are two Spitalfields markets to choose from, the old and the new. The old is located close to Liverpool Street, and the new is found in Leyton. It’s a great choice for a rainy day, as many of the stalls are under cover. There is also an abundance of eateries nearby, meaning you can make a day of it! Just be sure to bring home a bouquet or two of beautiful flowers, in order to add an injection of color to your home interior!
North East London
Columbia Road Flower Market is a must for those who enjoy beautiful blooms. Located just off Shoreditch’s main road, this flower market runs weekly every Sunday from 8am-3pm and is often described as an East End gem. It’s set in the picturesque cobbled streets and offers a series of stores selling an array of herbs, bulbs, shrubs, bedding plants and oodles of picture-perfect cut flowers. With Christmas just around the corner, you’ll find a must-see selection of trees, wreaths and leafy decorations come to light. To ensure you get the pick of the best, arrive super-early, or alternatively, as the market is winding down, as this is when you’re likely to bag a bargain. Otherwise, you can buy an assortment of plants online! Serenata Flowers have suppliers all over London, including in the North East of the capital.
This market comes in the shape of several adjoining markets, in the style of a sprawl of stalls, which run from Camden Town tube to Regent’s Canal. It is, in fact, London’s fourth most prevalent visitor attraction, with a footfall of 250,000 every weekend. It is here you’ll discover everything from quirky furniture and fetish clothing to flowers galore.
Islington’s Farmers Market is a great place to visit if you wish to get your fix of flowers. It was, in fact, one of London’s first markets to take place and is still a popular haunt today! Everything featured here is grown, baked or made by the sellers. If you’re looking for wild blooms, this is the place to come. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the monthly market in Crouch End or the four times yearly market, hosted at Alexandra Palace. There’s certainly no shortage of florists in North London.
South East London
Located close to the iconic London Bridge, this iconic food market isn’t only celebrated for savory and sweet delights, but also, an abundance of beautiful blooms. The market has existed since at least 1014, making it one of the capital’s oldest! This market can get extremely busy, so it’s a good idea to visit in the early hours before the mad rush begins.
South West London
Not quite a market, but still a hotspot for all things flowers. The annual Chelsea Flower Show is an event not to be missed if you’re a green-fingered connoisseur. This is where world-renowned garden designers and plant and flower experts come together to showcase their newest, most epic creations. It’s attended by London’s elite, including the Queen. This is a great event to visit if you wish to inspire your own indoor and outdoor flower creations, all of which can be purchased online at Serenata Flowers.
New Covent Garden Market is one of London’s original fruit, vegetable, and flower wholesale markets. It boasts over 175 wholesalers, in the shape of food, florists, greengrocers and more. It’s a great place to visit and a market that promises a vibrant buzz all year round. If you’re looking to purchase fresh flowers for a friend, family member or yours truly, West London is a great option. Beautiful blooms will add an instant injection of color to your home, not to mention an enticing fragrance. If cared for correctly, cut blooms generally last a week or more. For best results, ensure they have enough water, add plant food to the vase and place in an area that receives good light. If you’re unable to visit the market yourself, you can always purchase online and have them delivered to your home in West London.
As you can see, there is no shortage of florists in London that can provide you with an array of fresh plants, useful advice, and other tips. Serenata Flowers can deliver across London, helping to ensure that all of your needs are met.