Columbia Road market was first established in 1869 as a covered food market; cut flowers and plants had been introduced to the East End earlier by Huguenot refugees (driven from France after 1685). The market is open every Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm and offers a wide range of plants, shrubs, bulbs and freshly cut flowers.
Many of the traders are the second or third generation of their family to sell at the market, which is popular not only with plant and flower buyers but also with photographers, television companies (who frequently film there), and talented buskers playing jazz, blues and folk, delighting us with the best of their repertoire.
This is a free event.
Go and indulge yourself in flowery scents and fast dances on one of the most historic streets of East London!
The Sunday Roast is a traditional British dish that is typically served at Sunday lunchtime, consisting of roasted meat (especially beef), roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, boiled and roasted vegetables, gravy, and horseradish sauce (with beef), mint sauce (with lamb) or cranberry sauce (with chicken and turkey). It is beaten only by fish & chips as the nation’s favourite dish!
Here at MTS, this year we want to help you explore every aspect of London life. Just a few minutes away from the workshops venue a tasty Sunday Roast awaits you; choose between beef, chicken and vegetarian options, washed down with delicious craft beer from the local brewery!
Sit down with friends, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved Sunday rest before shagging it up at the final party!
Fun fact: Yorkshire pudding was originally served as a starter course, with lots of thick gravy — in the hope that diners would be too full to eat much of the expensive meat in the main course!