Every Sunday London’s Columbia Road comes alive as flower and plant sellers occupy this charming street. The flower market fills the street forcing crowds to squeeze past each other as they explore a wonderful array of independent shops. Each Victorian shopfront is a stunning example of shops from that era and a stunning facade for what awaits inside. Equally beautiful open or closed, many of the shops use traditional painted wooden shutter when their shops are closed. Columbia Road is worthy of a midweek visit to fully appreciate the gorgeous storefronts.