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    The Greenwich Market: Lots of food

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 30, 2014

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    The first time I saw the Greenwich Market it still was a street market and was looking attractive.
    When I returned in 2014 to actual visit the market, it was moved a bit (still in the heart of town).
    I found the passages small and easily overcrowded (on a sunny day). The food court was great; even with a lot of people around. The food certainly was not limited to typical English dishes. No, there is a wide variety of foreign and Oriental food stalls, making it very attractive.

    There are about 120 stalls and some shops around.

    Most of the other non-food stalls sells items related to Maritime life. Some are just new souvenirs, others are genuine older ones.

    Market business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Su: 10AM - 5:30PM

    Works are in progress to create more space for the market:
    PHASE 1. Late 2014. Fry's Court.
    PHASE 2. Early 2015. Market (south)
    PHASE 3. Mid 2015. Market (north)
    PHASE 4. Early 2016. Public Realm, Fry's Court and Durnford Street.

    What to buy: A Greenwich souvenir

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    Casbah Records: Records and Vintage

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 28, 2014

    Casbah Records is a shop full of collectable records and other vintage stuff.
    It's like going back to the Fifties and Sixties.

    Shop Hours:
    Mo: 11:30AM - 6PM
    Tu-Fr: 10:30AM - 6PM
    Sa-Su: 10:30AM - 6:30PM

    What to buy: Records

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    Music Video Exchange: Music Video Exchange #3

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 28, 2014

    Greenwich Music Video Exchange is a nice small shop in the middle of it all.
    The Basement still has its bargains and the sleeves of the records are of a bit better quality than in the two MVE-branches at Berwick Street and Notting Hill at London.

    Shop Hours:
    Mo-Su: 10AM - 8PM

    What to buy: Records

    What to pay: From 50p and up.

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  • Casbah Records: Rare record collector gold

    by rockabillyrebel Written Feb 19, 2012

    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.

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    Greenwich Market.: Touristy with a few bargains.

    by planxty Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    Greenwich Market: Market

    by kris-t Updated Mar 8, 2011

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    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

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    Maritime shop: The National Maritime Museum Shop

    by kris-t Updated Mar 8, 2011

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    Homeware;
    Books;
    Guidebooks;
    Timepices;
    Ships & Seas

    What to buy: Telescopes;
    Binoculars;
    Ship models

    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

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    Nauticalia: Marinee Shop

    by kris-t Updated Mar 8, 2011

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    '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
    Brass Signs
    Classicalia
    Clothing
    Collectables
    Director Chairs
    Drinks And Barware
    Electronics
    Engineering
    Furnishings
    HMS Victory, Lord Nelson & Trafalgar
    Instruments
    Jewellery & Watches
    Luggage
    Model Boats, Yachts & Ships
    Optical Instruments
    Outdoor Living
    Planes, Trains, Automobiles
    Pusser's Rum
    Shipwreck Treasure
    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

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  • Hide All Bags, Greenwich, London: Very unhelpful shop assistant

    by GirlInLondon Written Mar 8, 2011

    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.

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    Silk Route: Greenwich Market

    by kris-t Updated Feb 3, 2011

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    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.

    Opening Hours
    7 days a week: 10am - 6pm

    What to buy: fabrics, pashminas, silk scarves, stylish accessories and jewellery

    What to pay: Depend

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    Hide All: Greenwich Market

    by kris-t Updated Feb 3, 2011

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    '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.

    Opening Hours
    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

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    Clock Tower Market: Small market away from the centre

    by Britannia2 Updated May 1, 2010

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    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.

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    Greenwich Market: The towns main market

    by Britannia2 Updated Dec 13, 2009

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    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.

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    Nauticalia: The first shop in the world

    by Britannia2 Written Nov 20, 2009

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    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.

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    Greenwich Market: Weekend market

    by Dabs Written Feb 4, 2008

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    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

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