What you need to know about the new Flower Market

31/03/2017 - 17:57

On Mon 3 April, we opened the doors to our brand new Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market.

The Flower Market has moved just down Nine Elms Lane into a brand new building. If you come from the west, it’s one minute closer. If you come from the east, it’s one minute further.

If you don’t know all the ins and outs of the new Flower Market yet, head over to our guide here. We’ve also put the answers to some frequent questions below.

Opening times

The hours of the market remain the same as now, Monday to Saturday 4am to 10am. Just like now, some of our wholesalers will open earlier and close later to suit their own businesses.

How do I get there?

New Flower Market Location

The Flower Market is moving just down Nine Elms Lane to our old Main Entrance Site. Your new postcode for sat navs will be SW8 5EH.

How does the parking work?

New Flower Market Car Park

If you have a permit it’ll work just like now and we’ll be switching it to the new Flower Market. There’s nothing else you need to do.

If you usually pay cash, you will now pull a ticket on entering and pay at one of the pay stations before leaving - this is only for those without permits. £5 will give you three hours parking. Longer stays cost more, starting at £25 for 3-4 hours.

Where can I park?

There are two parking floors and you can park on either one, in any space. Large vans can park on the first floor too, as the height allows up to and including a Luton van.

Can I come in my van and/or car?

Yes. You can enter the new Flower Market with both commercial vehicles (vans) and private vehicles (cars).

Can I leave my car/van all day or overnight?

Unfortunately not any more. With your permit, you can take all the time you need to buy in the Flower Market, but you’re not able to leave your car or van for long, extended periods.

How do I find my wholesaler?

Flower Hall Map

Go here to see a bigger version.

Can I book a tour?

New Flower Market Sign

Absolutely. If you’re new to the Flower Market, there’s never been a better time to start buying. Book a tour now and we’ll show you round the biggest flower market in the UK and introduce you to our wonderful wholesalers. We have dates in April, May and June.

Can I just come along and visit?

Of course. Simply visit us any day you like. Treat you and your team to a trip down and a delicious market breakfast to reward all your hard work. Come and experience the future of flowers.

I have more questions

If you have any questions that we haven’t covered call us on 020 7501 3495 or email hello@cgma.co.uk. We’d love to help. It might be worth checking our guide here first, as you may find the info you’re looking for.Save

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So excited and really looking

So excited and really looking forward to visiting the new flower market next week.

Hi Carrie Thanks for your

Hi Carrie
Thanks for your comment. Was fantastic to see the new market bursting with colourful flowers this morning, looking brighter and cleaner. I hope you enjoy your first visit as much as I did :)

Can you please advise if you

Can you please advise if you allow photography in the flower market. I am an amateur photography.

THank you

Hi Susa You'll need to fill

Hi Susa
You'll need to fill in a short form before you can take photos in the Flower Market. I'll send you an email with the form, and will be happy to help with any questions you have.

Wonderful to see the look of

Wonderful to see the look of the face lift.
I was amazed how brillient and bright look.

Thanks for your lovely

Thanks for your lovely comment Suresh! Glad you like our bright new look.

Hi Can you let me know if

Can you let me know if members of the public can come to the market and buy flowers? I have around 40 small table posies to make for my sons wedding reception and need to source flowers in London in June. So I don't need crates of flowers but individual blooms at a retail florist will be too expensive.

Hi Gillian We're a wholesale,

Hi Gillian
We're a wholesale, trade market and although anyone can come in, we recommend that the general public visit their local florist rather than coming to the market to buy. If you're really set on visiting yourself, please come down after 8.30am when most of our trade customers will have finished their buying.

Hello, what is the minimum


what is the minimum amount of flowers can a customer buy? I was asked to arrange flowers for the wedding. Is there membership fee to buy flowers or is it open to the public from 4-10am as well as traders?


Hi Mary Ann Flowers are sold

Hi Mary Ann
Flowers are sold by the box or by the wrap, so that would be the minimum amount you'd need to buy. The number of stems in a wrap varies for different types of flowers. There's no membership fee but we are a wholesale market for the trade, so you can come have a look around after 8.30am.