London: Columbia Road flower market + shops + Campania Gastronomia

Comments (4) London, Travel

On my last Sunday in London before flying back to KL,
you can guess we packed in a full day of running around!
Went by Spitalfields where i’d spent a few afternoons wandering around alone,
and headed straight for Columbia Road where we were to browse + have lunch before Lovebox.

columbia road london

Cute doormats. I fancy the one on upper right   :xlaughing:

columbia road london

Aunty G can’t multitask. So when she BBs, we gotta stop walking.

columbia road london

Supercool shops on Columbia Road!
How come nobody told me about this road before i went to London!!!
All the displays and things for sale were so inspiring and quirky!
You can view how all their store fronts look *here*

columbia road london

columbia road london

columbia road london

columbia road london

Oh, you know me and my fascination for peeling paint.

columbia road flower market london

The flower market was madness!

Full of colour and
people shouting bargains,
people buying flowers,
people carrying flowers,
people pushing flowers,
people wishing they brought their 4WD so they could buy everything there.

Last one refers to my aunt tee hee.

columbia road flower market london

A good tip for you is that if you’re planning to really buy some flowers,
go past 3pm cos that’s when all the vendors want to get rid of their plants and yell them off for ridiculously cheap.

columbia road flower market london

columbia road flower market london

All of them were really pretty, with some i’ve never seen in my life.
Almost made me want to tend a garden and grow flowers.
Almost. Just that i don’t have a green thumb and will end up murdering them all.

columbia road flower market london

columbia road flower market london

columbia road flower market london

columbia road london

There was a school on the same road with mosaic walls.
Love it, makes school seem more cheery and less blah somehow!

columbia road london

Went to Campania that was just down the road (recommended by Meesh).
Super long queue outside but we didn’t want to leave because we heard SO many good things about it, plus we did go all the way there for it!
So ordered some white wine to drink while waiting in the sun.

columbia road campania restaurant london
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columbia road campania restaurant london

Uncle Mark + i

columbia road campania restaurant london

Okay the food was REALLY good.
I couldn’t find fault with any of the dishes and greedily pinched at everything.

columbia road campania restaurant london

columbia road campania restaurant london

columbia road campania restaurant london

As we were leaving, i overhead Aunt G telling the entire kitchen i’m a blogger from Malaysia.
So i slinked outside whining to Uncle Mark, “She’s embarrassingggg meeeeeee!!!”

Got called back in by Aunt G and said hi to them,
told them how excellent their food was,
and took a picture of the kitchen staff with Aunt G prodding me on.

columbia road campania restaurant london

I must say i miss the food!
Wish wish wish we had food like that here that didn’t cost an arm.

columbia road campania restaurant london

Other posts on London:
Wicked + La Poule au Pot

Dinner Party @ Chilworth
Wilson Goes To Wireless
Princi + Ba Shan
Kings of Leon @ Hyde Park
The War Horse + J. Sheekey Seafood Restaurant

4 Responses to London: Columbia Road flower market + shops + Campania Gastronomia

  1. Geraldine-your aunt says:

    Cheeky bu…! Who says I cannot multi-task..just caught me at the wrong moment!Campania Gastronomia was indeed wonderful. Thanks Michelle for the suggestion. I will find time to call them to log on your blog. And thank-you my little fairy for dragging us to parts of London that we never think of exploring. It was a lovely, interesting day,and yes…such kinky wonderful shops. Trying to find another weekend to go again. And to get together with your friends.

  2. JoyceTheFairy says:

    i’m sure my friends will meet up with you any time you want..! they told me they wanted you to adopt them remember… hahaha!

  3. Amanda says:

    Your aunt has super cool get-ups! Makes me happy to see her wearing such happy clothes.

  4. Geraldine-your aunt says:

    Amanda…waht a nice thing to say.
    My little Fairy…I will win the lottery next month..and adopt all your friends immediately.

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