Columbia Road Night Market

If you’re behind on your Xmas shopping, head along for some late-night trading at this lively Victorian arcade that’s become a landmark of the East End. Plenty of good pubs too for a post-shopping bevy.

The shops of Columbia Road have been throwing open their doors on Wednesday nights running up to Christmas for the last five years. This year over forty independent shops will be open between 5pm and 9pm on December 1, 8, 15 and 22.

It beats trawling down the high start any day and as well as a number of independent shops to browse, Columbia Road will be putting on entertainment including live music and seasonal food.

You’ll be able to do some late night shopping at stores selling everything from English cheese to vintage clothes, furniture and art before you head to one of Columbia Road’s many cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Columbia Road is one of the few streets left in the UK that is made up of only independent shops and you will get a feeling of stepping back in time. The shops were built as a Victorian arcade 150 years ago.

On Sunday, the famous Columbia Road Flower Market takes over and this is London’s best place to head for some unusual blooms.

Here’s what you’ll find open for Columbia Road’s late night shopping evenings:

Angela Flanders
Ben Southgate
Beyond Fabrics
Bob & Blossom
Columbia Road Gallery
Doxi Gallery
Flea Pit
Fred Bare
The Future Mapping Company
Future Vintage
The Garden Shop
Given     Glitterati
Idonia Van Der Bijl
Jessie Chorley and Buddug
Jones Dairy
Keeping House
The Laird of Glencairn
Lapin and Me
Lee’s Seafood
Lesley Davy Gallery
Maks News
Marcos and Trump
Metropolis Furniture Co
Nelly Duff
The Nelsons Head     Nom
Open House
The Powder Room
The Red Mud Hut
The Royal Oak
Stoned and Plastered
Suck and Chew
Two Columbia Road
Warren Evans
Wingate Studio

» Columbia Rd, E2 7RG
Tube: Bethnal Green
Dec 15 and 22