I love this market. Where we live we are slap bang in the middle of here and Borough market.
On a Sunday, there is no where better to start your day then at Greenwich market.
They have all sorts of foods and some amazing coffee as well.
Well worth a trip
Greenwich Indoor Market is wonderful. Yes its a tad girly but everything is so pretty. It's the hub of the Greenwich community. Hopefully the local authorities have finally reaslied this and are now keeping their grubby little mits off it.
The best bits? The food market, if you pop down at 4.30 on a Sunday everything is at knocked down prices. There's a great little 'arts collective' down one street where you can see some great work and chat to local artists. Essential Music has been replaced with another cd shop which is worth a look. Make sure you buy some cake in the new George cafe too.
As for everything else, just explore. Go where you want. Beware that you wil buy tat you wouldn't usually look at. I come back with many random things each time I go. But at least it's pretty. Not cheap though.
The outdoor market is great, but I never find anything I want to buy in here. That said, there are some great vintage shops that are always worth a look.
I know everyone moans about it being busy. But it's a tourist spot. I actually love this about the market. Except if I'm hungover, then it's a little too much to handle. But go, embrace and enjoy.
Greenwich Market is a lovely place to spend a day - especially when getting some air down buy the river.
There is a good array of stalls selling a number of things from jewellery to food. There are also permanent shops and a maze of alley ways leading from the market which allows for lots of retails opportunities.
I never tire of Greenwich Market, it's a lovely place to spend the day.
I always look in this little discount book store and buy something. I have a wonderful A4 size copy of 'beer' by Micheal Jackson bought here for £2. I have to have a look in here when I pass and last time I was here I bought two copies of a wonderful book.
It is only a one shop unit size, open just a bit longer than office hours and at the weekends it is very busy with about 8 or 9 people in it at one time. Leave a moment or two to have a look in between the railway station and Greenwich for Greenwich book Time.
Anyway, back to the story. Siany (of 1st Qype party allergic fame) and I were off to the first All you can eat buffet event. We walked past this shop and unable to pass without purchase I walked in and found a few intertesting books for either £2 or £5. One titled 'How to make your own adult movies?' jumped out at me. I had a look and its contents of wording and pictures was hillierous so I bought one, nah i didnt I bought two.
Paying with a five pound note the guy at the counter asked me if it was one copy each (you know, like a his 'n' hers) and I said no, one for me and another for a present later in the year for an undecided and unamed friend. He said 'oh yehim sure and looked Siany up and down whilst smiling fingered the pound compartment of the till before moving his fingers into the next compartment and winked at us both giving me two 50p coins.
His and hers change I reckon! Funny shopkeeper!
It a pretty little market with quite a selection of products to offers, ranging from food to toys You can find some cool stuffs i just bought some t-shirts from there lost of varieties with different prints There is also a good sofa shop where they sell amazing leather sofas. The price is quite reasonable too.
Look around and you will be amazed to find some great things! Go on a Sunday morning. that's when the atmosphere is the best!
Greenwich market is held on weekends and is a great place to while away your weekend. It's not very large but it's in a covered area with a pub at one end and restaurants at the other, and it's walking distance to the Thames. What more could you want?
The market itself has an eclectic mix of food stalls, craft stalls and some stalls selling frankly bizarre stuff. The last time I went there were stalls selling olives, sausages, cheese, pies and other savouries, sweets and biscuits, Caribbean food etc. There were also really interesting jewellery stalls - all handmade from different materials including circuit boards! Perfect Christmas gift for your geeky cousin. Overall it's a quirky, interesting market with lots of good value food and craft items. Definitely worth a visit.
This is my fav london market especially the vintage dresses old photos 70's retro kitchen stuff! (wish i bought that pinapple)
And a mix of amazing everything!
I love it more then life!
And the food OH THE FOOD!
just go there trust me!
Greenwich Market is located on Greenwich High Street, with its range of unusual, funky shops and decent food places. It is in close proximity to the Cutty Sark DLR station, the famous Cutty Sark itself, the University of Greenwich and Greenwich Park and its famous observatory. The Market has been going strong in Greenwich since 1700.
Greenwich Market is a covered market area located on treacherous cobblestones (do not wear heels - trainers are a must!), the market stall area is always packed to the rafters with stalls and keen bargain-hunters or lovers of the unusual on Fridays to Sundays.
The covered market area is also home to two pubs, lots of delicatessens, a fabulous jewellers and unique gift shops aplenty. These shops and pubs are open most days of the week, 'tho check individual shops for their specific opening times.
Greenwich Market is famous for its Antiques and collectables stalls which are held every Thursday and Friday (10.00 - 17.00h); for those looking for an unusual gift or homeware items, the Arts and Crafts stalls on Saturdays and Sundays (10.00 - 17.00h) will be just your cup of tea.
Plenty of trains come back and forth via London Charing Cross (Maze Hill or Greenwich mainline) and the DLR has more regular services to Cutty Sark station; there are also a multitude of buses, just check the TFL site for up-to-date travel info.
Food and drink are plentiful so do have a little wander outside of the market area and look at all the tiny shops as you walk through to the Greenwich High Street.
Oh yes, and do keep an eye out for the hot toddy stall located right at the top of the market, next to the old-fashioned sweetie shop. Heavenly stuff when you're shopping in the winter.
Greenwich market is a good mix of arts and gastronomy. It's everything you can think of - clothes, accessories, painting, creative works, bags, home decoration, handicraft, homemade food, drinks, spice, sweet, books, photos, music etc.
Enjoy the bargain and pick what you want. Christmas time will look a little more colourful as most stalls will come up with festive products on offer for shoppers.
Greenwich Marker consists of three markets: the weekend market, the crafts market and the village market. Each specialises in different products. The weekend maret specialises in retro pottery and ceramics, as well as avast array of bric-a-brac. In the Village Market, a second-hand clothes flea market mingles with Chinese silk dresses, home furnishings and lighting, cheap trendy clothes, ethnic ornaments, CDs and more.
Passing the food court you come to the covered Crafts Market, which is full of designers selling handicrafts, jewellery, home furnishings and clothes for all ages; it's also ideal for gifts (wooden toys, model ships and plenty of accessories).
Amongst these, it's hard to resist in the central hub of stalls, where you'll find a delicious range of foods including breads, cakes, cheeses, olives, honeys, juices and jams.
Trading since 1700, theres not much Greenwich market doesnt have.
Having been a student at the University of Greenwich I absolutely love Greenwich Market.
There's a lovely variety of stalls selling some great stuff. As at any market you can also get some rubbish, but just don't buy it!
Prices can vary, but ask first of all then you won't be surprised when you come to purchase something!
This Market well definitely gonna love it! There many good stuffs here which is very negotiable.Aside from that this place also is beautiful and clean.They always maintain the fresh and good quality of there products.I really like to shop in here.Awesome place!
I am just back from Greenwich markets and have to add to the reviews here. Great markets all round, vintage shops, speciality shops and the best exotic flower shop I have yet seen. The vintage stores are a little expensive but some fine articles available. Great one off jewellery stalls in both markets as well as speciality food and ingredients.
Greenwich market is one of the markets in the UK where a lot of very important documentary are made about individuals who want to start a business of their own and are given certain amount by top chain stores to prepare their own unique recipe and who ever wins,they have the opportunity for their recipe to go on a large scale and placed on the shelves of this top stores.
A great place to go. The vintage clothes are worth a visit on its own. Dont expect them to come cheap though. A great place with loads of culture.
Very good market with much to see and ourchase. Very nice location, covered area, friendly but very touristy lots of unusual items, great antiques stalls
This is a really cool market. There are a couple of small markets near this one, but this is the main area. I've purchased scarves, jewellry and other bits and pieces here. Good prices and a good selection of stalls. Well worth the trip, and you can combine it w/ a trip to Greenwich park and one of the local cafes and pubs after. Highly recommended. :D stefsvoice4u
One of the nicer markets with loads of handmade things. I prefer this one to Camden or Spitalsfield. Slightly fewer tourists. Good selection of take aways.
I love Greenwich Market,it has a nice buzz. There is also a good range of unusual shops to find something different to buy. A lovey place to walk around with your significant other. Take in the beautiful Greenwich Park and the riverside too!
I love this market, I'd even go so far as to say it's my favourite in London.
The shops and cafes that encircle it are kinda mediocre and over-priced but the market itself has some true gems. It's neither extortionately priced vintage tat (Portobello) or badly made jewellery by some mental (Shoreditch). Instead it's full of nice old ladies with genuine finds.
I have a much loved set of vintage Babycham cocktail glasses from there which I'd happily kill a puppy for if it meant preserving them.
The greenwich market is open on weekends and you'll witness a lively and vibrant crowd as there are many tourist and residents alike. It's filled with crafts and arts from different culture, and a great variety of food. Although the place is a small one, it's packed with culture and life.
Great place to visit! Vintage clothes and old memorabilia! go and hunt for that bargain. also on different days there are different themes like fashion memrobelia etc. Check out the website.
A mix of the genuinely good value and the tawdry. The market has been under threat by developers for a while, and is looking a bit tired. It gets very busy indeed at weekends, and you need to get there early to grab the bargains. There are plenty of fascinating shops around the edge of the market, with lots of places to linger over a coffee and a snack. Take a walk up the road to Greenwich Park for a breath of air and a view of where time began.
Very good market with many food stands. You can eat spanish, japonese, chinese, polish, mexican, indian, french... in the same small market place !
Greenwich Market is the place to find treasures of all shapes and sizes. From Vintage clothing to retro furniture to beautiful diamonds and classic books - it is all here. There are also little food stalls dotted around so when you have bought the full collection of Harry Potter books for £13 (yes I did) you can have a munch on some Indian/Chinese/Thai/British/Carribean food. You can spend hours trawling thorugh shelves and racks of goodies so give yourself at least 4 hours to mooch. It is def. worth the time :D
Even if you go just for the brownies.perfect!
I have been to Greenwich market a few times in the past , some people sell artwork , clothes , think they have made.You can buy some food and have a drink.I also like the shops around the market , there is a great game shop that sells old style games and boardgames.There is such a diverse mix of things to buy.There are great transport links to Greenwich , you can park but the car parks get very busy and are not cheap.You can get the boat, train or bus to Greenwich.Greenwich market is great to visit at Christmas as they sell Christmas items.There is a long history to the market.The market gets busy and has a superb atmosphere which i enjoy.
This is a really nice Market, lots of really nice stalls selling lots of different products.
This market is best on a sunday. Best to park in Greenwich park and stroll down through the park the the market. There are in fact two markets. The covered market which is great for art and craft gifts or the uncovered market which has second hand clothes, antiques, bric a brac etc and a good range of second hand books
Loads of gems here including a lovely baby clothes shop where I got a treat for my friends' newborn.
This weekend market is great for gifts - the many stores offer a variety of products, most of which are one-offs. There are also some food and drinks stores and a few cafes/shops around the market which open during the week too. Come here for anything from nougat to clothes, badges and antiques!
Excellent market for loads of goods - antiques, nautical goods, puzzles, world food, paintings and much more besides.
All arranged in an extremely accessible manner, with plenty of stalls and shops that are easy on the eye and wallet.
A stone's throw away from the Docklands Light Railway, and a gentle walk to the river, park and Greenwich Observatory.
it all so pretty and girly and yet i find it so LONDON!
but old london i mean. I find it really makes it feel original and actually gives a real good feeling and vibe. And personally i think its the covering and the big grey cobblestones! As the other review saysDO NOT wear heels! It will hurt when you twist your ankle.
You can get here eally easily as the DLR is only across the road really.
The Stalls on thursdays and friedays were fab, i always used to take the time to look round this on my way back from the bank/postoffice.
Loads of things to feast your eyes onto here and get your paws on!
you will get some great gifts here if you have birthdays or other events coming up. or you will get some great ideas for gifts. One way or another you will come out of here with something.
The mix is unreal. Really. You name it, you can probably find it here. But do be aware it has some sort of spell cast on it as everyone seems to buy something they don't actually need..just want.
Also if you are getting tired from walking there are some lovely open air and closed in cafes.
If you really have explored and enjoyed everything you can about the market then you always have the few shops Greenwich has to look around. There really aren't alot, maybe 15? And in all honesty they are indeed shops you can find anywhere, ie, boots, superdrug, waterstones, ect ect and so and so on
That said there is a lovely little mexican restaurant which has some extremely yummy dished that if you fancy a nice little bite for lunchh, it would definately be worth browsing the menu....
I have only been to this market at the weekend and it has been fun and always grabbed a bagain.havent been here for years so dont know how much its changed but need to go again soon. The different food is great also.
greenwich market is quite simply, one of the best- open most days the menu changes- from food to clothes. very well priced as well. i quite often have a stroll around on sundays, get cake or something, and get some coffee beans- all of which are fresh. the coffee beans come in an array of flavours. definately worth a visit
This market is always so busy on the weekends - hence my three star rating - it's so popular it makes it horrible to visit. I think I must have been in Greenwich three times before which involved walking through or around the market and instead of stopping and having a look I just was completely put off doing that. Which is a shame because it alway looks like it would be great with loads of nice food, crafty type stalls and surrounded by the delightful Greenwich itself.
great to look around and soak up the atmosphere
cool place to go for a sunday, they sell food, jewelery, clothes, house decorations, is a min walk from the DLR station, quite expensive market though, is surrounded by small shops and pubs opened nornmally during the week as well, seems to be a family place, ots of young families around for a sunday lunch
yes, it has benefited from its growing fame in recent years so is way more crowded than in the past. still, its worth a lazy weekend stroll to check out some potential bargains, or in my case, ill considered south American designed itchy shirts. avoid those (I'll spare you the story about how I tried to wear it to a jackets only club in New York) worth checking for the vibe and nice Sunday feel.
Greenwich market is a hive of wonderful crafts, foodies, books and much more. Unlike Camden where the emphasis seems to be more about lifestyle, music and generally being hip, Greenwich offers a more laid back niche for the disserning market goer. It can be rather tight getting around, as it's always busy and being in a wheelchair can be tricky not to have someone almost end up on your lap, however it's a thrilling cultural day out and a must have for niche gifts and decorative furniture and art fans. Anyone studying textiles would find a trip to this market well worth it as there is such a diverse offering of textiles stalls and people who makes unique gifts. The whole atmosphere is one of a lighter side of life, some great little pubs with warm fires and nooks in the winter, a great day out and disabled badge holders can park on the double yellow lines close by for 3 hours so that's good for access. However be aware there are hardly if any disabled toilet facilities.
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