Guide to a day in the oldest historic market of London : Greenwich Market

Guide to a day in the oldest historic market of London : Greenwich Market

Greenwich is a well known London neighborhood, rather very touristy too. I am sure you have heard about the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which has defined the time zones all across the globe. A very affluent English, rich in heritage and very green area of London, Greenwich can be a full day trip if you are visiting London.

Apart from these UNESCO sites which define England’s heritage, there are some very interesting markets in Greenwich.

Greenwich market leads the pack with the Clocktower market, the Vintage market, Farmers market and a little further we have the Blackheath’s Farmer Market.

Greenwich Market dates back to 1700s which is makes it one of the oldest historical market in London, completely covered and set in a World Heritage site. The market is open daily from 10am to 5:30pm. There are more than 50 stalls of fresh steaming hot food, vintage clothes, artifacts, lots of London merchandise, plants, exotic food like fresh oysters, salmon and lots of bakery.

There is a lot to explore in the market. I stay very close to Greenwich so I have been here countless times. My favourite stalls in the food area are Carvery, the hot Brazilian churros, I love browsing all the stalls with plants and have bought those small cactus pots for my house.

Goddard’s Pie and Mash is another local favourite for some very British Pie and Mash with liquor or gravy in a very traditional no nonsense two floor seating. On a busy day, there is a long queue to find a place inside.

FACTBOX

Address : College Approach, Greenwich, London SE10 9HZ

Nearest station : Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich DLR, Overground

Web : https://www.greenwichmarket.london/

Entry : Free

Thumbs up : A complete day out open to explore various Heritage site including Cutty Sark and shop at the market. Best time to visit is weekends specially Saturday.

Thumbs down: Nothing really, just it can get very crowded on good weather days and weekends. Lots of tourist rush too.

What’s next? : Head to the neighbouring villages of Blackheath, Peckham, Dulwich for spending half a day OR walk through the Greenwich foot tunnel to Island Greens and head to Canary Wharf

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