14th April 2019 -
On Sunday’s Columbia Road is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers. Everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs. The air is intense with the scent of flowers and the chant of the barrow boys “Everthin’ a fiver”?
A lot of the flower sellers grow their own plants or import flowers from around the world.
It is one of the few streets in the country composed of sixty independent shops. Small art galleries sit next to cupcake shops, vintage clothes stores, English and Italian delis, garden and antique shops. There is also a wealth of great pubs, cafes and restaurants. The shops have a common thread, a love of the flower market and its history, and a refusal to be dictated to by a retail world where the sense of fun has all but gone.
Afterwards we make our way to The Postal Museum and experience an immersive underground exploration on our miniature trains. There’s even a surprise or two. Are you ready?
After riding Mail Rail, discover even more about the story of the postal railway. See if you’ve got what it takes to keep the network running and more in this interactive exhibition based in the abandoned engineering depot.
Pick Up Points:
08.00H Great Yeldham
08.07H Castle Hedingham
08.15H Sible Hedingham
14.00H Approx. arrival at Postal Museum
17.00H Depart Postal Museum
All visits are subject to minimum numbers being met
£47.00 inclusive of Executive Mini Coach travel to and from London and entrance to Postal Museum