Greenwich weekend market
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
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The local market...
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.
Essential Music: Cheap CDs and DVDs.
This is a small shop at the rear of Greenwich covered market with a great selection of CD's and DVD's. Most of the CD's are priced at either £5 or £7 which is very competitive in London. The young lads who run the shop are friendly and helpful, which is always a bonus.
What to pay: From £5 upwards for CD's. DVD's start at about £7.
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Greenwich covered market % surroundings
Already in 1831 this market was at this present location.
Although it started as a general market, since 1958 it became a fruit and vegetable market.
Nothing remains the same… so in 1984 again it shifted towards an “Arts and Crafts’ market, opened only on Fridays and weekends. Lucky for me it was a Sunday!.
The former warehouses surrounding the market became different shops.
What to buy: Inside you can find many different things, going from arts and crafts to special coffee and tea stands.
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Greenwich Market: coffee beans
The stall in the indoor market sells an incredible range of ground coffee for you to take home.
What to buy: coffee flavours include:
What to pay: about 2 pounds a packet
The Olive Bar: Olives, olives, olives
This stall is located in the indoor market near the park. Buckets of black olives, green olives, stuffed olives, you can taste them all - I also tried and bought the delicious stuffed vine leaves (like vegetarian shushi - made with sticky rice) - 10 for £2 - they made a lovely starter with a bit of crunchy salad that I made later for supper.
What to buy: The indoor market also has a fantastic health food shop, stuffed the ceiling with goodies that you rarely see in places like Holland & Barrat. I am sure non-veggies would find something delicious to eat as they have all sorts of sandwiches and snacks. I tried the chick pea falafel & spinach and ricotta in a flaky pastry case - yum.
What to pay: Good value and lots of choice
Nauticalia, Greenwich: The First Shop In The World
Nauticalia is Britain's leader in selling all things nautical. The Greenwich shop - dubbed "The First Shop In The World" - is just east of the Prime Meridian and just 200 yards from the "Cutty Sark" and National Maritime Museum. You can order online as well; request a catalogue at www.nauticalia.com.
What to buy: Ship models and nautical antiques; old timepieces such as chronometers
All around the Greenwich covered market you will find a plenitude of stands with fruit, with out-of-fashion cloths, cheap toys and curiosa.
What to buy: I liked the one with the fruit. Looks so inviting!
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Greenwich Book Time, Greenwich Shoppe: Book Shops In Greenwich
Greenwich has a number of quaint shops, many selling nautical-themed items and antiques. My favorites are the various second-hand bookstores. Nelson Street is a bibliophile's dream!