Welcome to one of London’s finest covered markets and the only one which is set inside a World Heritage Site. Greenwich Market’s seven day bonanza brings you 120 stalls showing anything and everything including a delphic Palm Reader and a super-hip Hairdresser.
From antiques and collectables to independent boutiques and well known fashion brands, at Greenwich Market you will find the perfect balance of vintage pieces and modern designs. With an excellent choice of continental street food vendors along with gastro pubs, cafes and wine bars there is plenty of delicacies to suit all tastes. Get carried away by the mouthwatering scents of global cuisine whilst enjoying the classical music performed in house by local students.
Antiques and collectibles are the order of business at Greenwich Market on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays are jam packed as the craft and design team join the fun, also displaying their pieces on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. At the weekend you will also find the artists quarter, where you can meet and chat with the local maestros whose works are being exhibited throughout the many galleries.
The covered arcade at Greenwich Market means whatever the weather, there is sure to be a buzzing atmosphere for all to enjoy. There is a rich heritage of craft and design in the area, and the market is no different. A lot of the pieces are handmade locally and provide the perfect travel souvenir, a nice change from the ordinary kitschy tourist souvenirs offered at other markets. It’s relatively easy to find the perfect gift for a loved one and with the eclectic mix of new designers, it is not just the vintage fans that will go home happy.
Antique days during the week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) are noticeably smaller than the busy weekends. However this doesn’t detract from the quality. More than 40 stalls and local antique shops selling 20th Century bespoke and restored pieces, fill the hall. And shipping is offered on any item that is too big to carry home. Vintage jewellery and ceramics are plentiful and there is a fantastic local book store offering rare and collectible pieces with extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff on hand.
What Greenwich Market does best is offer a huge selection of tempting food options from around the world. Flea market aficionados will know, often finding a good place to eat after rummaging through endless stalls can sometimes be difficult. Not at Greenwich Market. This truly is a foodie’s fantasy. People from across the whole of London visit here on a weekend just for the food stalls.
Offering a unique mix of old vintage and new modern, the creativity and diversity around Greenwich Market helps it stand out as one of London’s most iconic and enjoyable places to visit. With such variety on offer, it is more than possible to restyle your home, your wardrobe and your children under the same roof. The independent fashion houses offer beautiful dresses, cutting edge tailoring and even a whole shop dedicated to items made from cork. There are jewellers old and new too, the exciting and talented designers in the market offer a new perspective on the classic vintage pieces. To keep the kids happy, Beadoir is a popular choice to find high quality jewels your little girl will admire.
When looking to decorate your home, the fabrics and furniture available at Greenwich Market come handmade and beautifully designed to offer a character and warmth difficult to beat. For the art lovers among us, the galleries around the market hall offer an amazing choice of prints, sculptures and fine art as well as paintings and photography. After a long day around the dusty streets of London, there is no better way to relax than with the handmade and organic skincare and soaps that are readily available throughout the health and beauty salons.
If you are looking for quantity over quality, perhaps Greenwich Market isn’t the ideal place to visit. Smaller than some of its contemporaries, it can be viewed comfortably in just a couple of hours. However, with such a rich history surrounding the site, it is the perfect time to visit some of the many interesting places Greenwich has to offer.
Locals and market traders alike will be happy to tell you that Greenwich Market has a unique multicultural and creative vibe. It is home to a beautiful market with a wide selection of curiosities and modern twists and extremely popular for its handmade gifts, souvenirs and home ideas. With all this, this is no surprise that the Greenwich Market ranks as one of the finest attractions in London.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
If you’re buying something big like a commode or a chest of drawers to ship internationally, tell the vendor the item is for export and that you’re using a reputable shipper who will provide an export certificate. They may pass along additional discounts.
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