Look out for Casbah Records at the Beehive, just opposite the Cutty Sark DLR. It's packed full of rare records and great CDs. I bought a Black Sabbeth vinyl from this shop for £200 which was valued at £375.
What to buy: Collectable vintage records.
What to pay: £20 upward for a rare collectable.
Not a shop as such but a covered market in a very pleasant old market area.
convenient to the tourist attractions of Greenwich, the goods on sale are mostly geared to tourists, but there are a couple of decent book and CD stalls. It's probably not worth specifically visiting, but, of you're in the area, it's worth a look.
Be aware, it can get extremely crowded, especially in the summer.
Greenwich has long been home to a Royal Charter Market which was originally assigned to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital on the 19th December 1700 for 1,000 years.
In 1831 the market contained traders selling live and dead meat, fish, eggs, butter, poultry, fruit and vegetables. After World War II the wholesale fruit, veg, meat and fish stalls of Greenwich Market went through a gradual period of decline until the 1980s.
From 1987 the shops around the markets periphery were let to new tenants largely in the craft business.
What to buy: crafts
What to pay: Depend
Ships & Seas
What to buy: Telescopes;
Every dollar you spend supports the work of The National Maritime Museum.
What to pay: Depend: Heritage-130P FlexTube™ Dobsonian telescope £129.00;
15-minute "sermon timer" £35.00;
HMS Victory ship model (27 cm) £30.00
'The First Shop in the World' - just yards from the Meridian line, and close to Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum.
Britain's leaders in items of nautical interest with thousands of products on stock.
Open 7 days a week -
10am-6pm every day
What to buy: Bells & Sound Signals
Books, Games, Office
Drinks And Barware
HMS Victory, Lord Nelson & Trafalgar
Jewellery & Watches
Model Boats, Yachts & Ships
Planes, Trains, Automobiles
Tools & Gadgets
What to pay: Depend: very nice Cutty Sark plate (diameter 8") £22.50;
Breton Striped Shirt £45.00:
Captain's Cap £7.95
Hide all is an independent business that ran for 23 years. I bought a bag on a sunday, at the time the shop assistant pointed out that if it does not fit for its purpose I intended to use (as a laptop bag), I am very welcome to bring it back in 28 days.
It could be that I misunderstood that I could get a refund, it will be easier if she mentioned it at the time of purchase. Very misleading and trying to make the sale! So when I did bring that back on the next Sunday (7 days later), only to find out I need to bring that back within 48 hours to get any refund! When I request to talk to the manager, she insisted I have to email! Claiming the refund policy was clearly mentioned! (so that's her word against mine) even asked, 'so you doubt my integrity' (well what about my integrity?!)
I think although email is a pretty approachable way to communicate these days. Being a shop in Greenwich, full of tourists and elderly, I don't think asking to speak on a phone to get immediate response is too much to ask for. (As if I was from another planet refused to email, yes I can do emails. But how could you expect everyone to have the time to write an email and wait for reply, especially if I am there for a short holiday?)
She was extremely unhelpful and rude the whole time. Don't go there!
What to buy: Everywhere else in Greenwich is lovely. There is a lovely family own game shop that sell traditional board games where you can find very interesting games there. The owner knows all the game inside out and can give you suggestions.
The organic shop has some fantastic rare item that's hard to find else where.
The baby and the bib shop is just too cute to miss.
I love Greenwich Market if not for hideall.co.uk!
What to pay: well I spent over £100 for that bag and now have a useless credit note which I got no idea what to do with it.
Shop was founded in 2007 to bring you some totally unique products that stand out from the crowd.
Shop's team travels to India and Far East every often looking out for new items that might be interesting.
7 days a week: 10am - 6pm
What to buy: fabrics, pashminas, silk scarves, stylish accessories and jewellery
What to pay: Depend
'Hide All is a family run business that opened its doors in Greenwich over 20 years ago. Specialising in quality leather goods, they are the largest independent retailer for Hidesign and Radley in South East London'
Stor offers a big variety of brands including Orla Kiely, Billy Bag, Simon Carter and The Bridge.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11am - 5pm
What to buy: workbags, wallets and beautiful handbags, gifts and accessories for all occasions
What to pay: Depend
As well as the main market in the town centre there is a small interesting market opposite the Post Office in Greenwich High Road. I would estimate there to be about 30 stalls here on open ground and in the open (although there is some cover from the canopies on the stalls). A very varied selection of wares are on sale but mainly antiques, old clothes (there is a great stall selling 1940 - 1960s clothing) , jewellery, books and curios. Fascinating and well worth a visit.
Greenwich has had a market in the town centre since 1700 and it was originally like any other market in England selling fish, meat and food but by the 1980s this kind of trade had declined and following the fortunes of Camden Market became a craft themed market with food as well.
The market is covered by a glass roof and there are several shop units at its edges all based on art themes although one is a traditional sweet shop.
The market is full of interest - so much to see -it is a showcase for market traders, artists and crafts people to promote their products on the Internet. Greenwich Market is probably London's best source for arts and crafts, hand crafted items, different art work, unique gifts, crafting trends, fashion designs, and rare antiques and collectables. There are 120 stalls.
Disabled friendly although cobbled and cramped - it may be difficult to move a wheelchair around.
Wednesday is a food and homewares market day, Thursdays and Fridays specialise in antiques and collectibles and arts and crafts. Weekends and bank holidays attract arts & crafts and food stalls.There are a wide selection of specialist shops, bars, restaurants and a café, all open seven days a week.
This is literally the first shop in the world. It is a shop that specialises in nautical ware -
Nauticalia began in 1974, as a floating marine antiques shop in a converted rubbish barge on the River Thames at Shepperton. It has a shop today in Greenwich that is well worth visiting just to see the range of nautical ware - model shops, clothing, candles, rum, globes, telescopes and so on - the best shop I have been in (just to look) this year.
You can find the shop close to the National Maritime Museum at 51¢ª28.9'N. 00¢ª00.4'W.
We stopped by the Greenwich Market but on a Friday in January, the market wasn't exactly bustling. This might be a fun place to come in the summer time but it was rather dead on this particular day.
Thursday and Friday: Antiques & Collectables and Arts & Crafts, open 7:30am - 5:30pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: Arts & Crafts and Food Court, open 9:30am - 5:30pm
its is a great experience in a friendly environment, unique brands and always something new in their collections. unique items and brands you cant get in london anywhere else. jsut a must to do in greenwich!
What to pay: ranges from 15-200 pounds...
At the weekend the market consists of genuinely creative traders who design and make their own products as well as specialist ethical importers and sellers who are properly accountable for their wares. The market operates around a core of permanent arts, crafts and food stalls but the majority of traders trade with us on a casual basis
Greenwich has three markets...but the main one is down various alleyways off the main streets. Surrounded by shops, the stalls sell a whole range of things...from fresh olives & cheese...to personalised baby bibs...to hand crafted items. This is a great place to buy a painting or photo of London.