A trip down memory lane
Greenwich, ahhh my home town, “you can take the girl out of Greenwich, but you can’t take Greenwich out of the girl”.
Ok, I’m not going to reveal how many years ago I was born in Greenwich; however, it’s a town I’ve returned to visit so many times, and one that I have such a strong affinity to.
Take the weight off your feet
My grandparents lived and worked there, my Dad’s childhood & young adulthood was around these South-east London streets, and my parents even got married here.
Something for everyone
Although there is so much to see and do in Greenwich, it’s the markets that I love returning to. Established back in 1737 (no I’m not that old), who can resist those quirky knick-knacks, original artworks, abstract creations and handmade clothing & accessories, not me.
The hidden chest
There’s something going on every day of the week, whether your penchant is for antiques or for homemade street food it’s all here. One of Gary’s interests is motor racing, so we’ve left with some great black & white photos in the past.
Greenwich Market Est. 1737
What is handy about Greenwich’s main market is that it is covered, so, come rain or shine you can go mooching around for those unique gifts at your leisure.
Have a rummage!
A brooch for every occasion
Another family link
Bizarrely, it’s not only my family that have ties with Greenwich, but Gary’s sister also ran a market stall here around 10 years ago. So, we had another excuse to go and visit, it really has evolved of the years.
Take a look around
Beyond the arch
I must admit I enjoy visiting Greenwich market at the weekends when the Arts & Crafts market is in full swing, and the streets are bustling.
Although you don’t have to restrict it to the weekends, the Arts & Crafts market is on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and the weekends and the Antiques and Collectables is on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
Flamenco dancers & pigs? That’s an unusual combination
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Take it all in
It’s not all about the market stalls though. There are some great shops and boutiques around the edge of the marketplace and along the lanes, that bring even more life into the square.
One of the shops I had to be dragged away from was ‘Arty Globe’, I’m a sucker for anything map related, check out “All things Mappy”.
The Arty Globe Shop
Mr Humbug - Tradtional Sweetshop
Take a wander around and discover everything Greenwich has to offer, you won’t be disappointed, there is so much history in this town.
The Coach & Horses Pub
Why not take a cruise?
Staying in central London? Why not take a river cruise from Westminster to Greenwich? You've the choice of one-way or return cruise along with an audio commentary as you pass the Tower of London, City hall & much more.
It’s that time of day!
Ohh and then you have the decision of what to do for lunch?
Street Food Art, Greenwich Market
There are so many options here, is it going to be street food on the go? The food stalls here all look delicious and with so many options from around the globe.
Southern food twist, Greenwich Market
Or is it going to be a visit to Goddards and sample the London delicacy of pie, mash and liquor? Surely it has to be pie & mash, all washed down with a cup of “Rosie Lee”.
Traditionally the pie is minced beef, accompanied with a couple of scoops of mashed potato and a good ladle of liquor, which is a parsley sauce. Some people substitute this for gravy, but it has to be liquor with lashings of vinegar – mmmm I’m now feeling hungry. Go on give it a go!!!
Goddards of Greenwich Est. 1890
We’ll be back again soon I’m sure of it, goodbye for now Greenwich.
Inspired to visit Greenwich Market?
Rummage around and find that little something special and why not stay for the night and soak up the maritime history?
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