Advantages intersting products, something for everyone, great for gifts
Disadvantages Not a practical market
London is a city full of markets from the carnivorous delight that is Smithfields to alternative teenagers all locking the same favourite Camden market. I like a number of the markets but I am a south east London girl and my heart belongs to Greenwich Market. If I have to buy a present for my nearest and dearest it is one of my first points of call in London.Greenwich Market is located in the hear of Maritime Greenwich two minutes walk from the river Thames and Cutty Sark DLR station. Its not immediately obvious just look or the archways and alleyways in College Approach, Nelson Street, Greenwich Church Street and William IV Street that surround the market and head down them. You'll find your self in a historic marketplace dating back to 1832 when the market was a practical market selling foodsuffs.
Let me take you on a tour of this wonderful market.
The market is open from Wednesday to Sunday with slightly different emphasis on products sold for example Thursday is antiques and collectibles. However my review will be based on the Weekend market with arts and crafts, fresh produce and deli style foods.I love visiting Greenwich Market on a weekend as there is a little bit of everything in what they sell. Its not a practical market though. If you are looking for two pounds of bananas for a pound, screws, a dodgy mobile phone cover or polyester jumper head to Deptford or Lewisham markets instead. What Greenwich does offer is th best in arts, crafts, gifts, clothes and food. The market management gives priority to small creative businesses selling small scale often local or ethically traded products which I full support. When looking for slightly unusual gifts I often come up trumps at Greenwich Market.
I love the atmosphere of Greenwich Market. Its not too loud or noisy and there are certainty no stall holders asking you to roll up for half a ton of meat for a fiver or as much past its best fruit as you cn eat for £1. It is busy and bustling especially around Christmas time when I sometime find it just that too busy and crowded. I almost tripped over a smell dog that I did not see under my feet! nd i always find the stall holders to be very knowledgeable, informative and helpful if you re interested in the products available on their stall.I have my favourtie old faithful stalls where I pick up bits and pieces. There is a great stall selling lovely handmade cards from as little as £1 for smaller cards and no more than £3 for more intricate ones. I find them great value and are the lazy cheat's way to sending gorgeous cards for those of us who are non creative. There's a handmade beeswax candle stall that sells all sort of candles from little scented floating ones to gigantic pillars of candles I find it useful as nice scented candles are always a good stand by gift. There are a number of jewelery stalls with some happy stuff and some classier stuff. I bought my sister a lovely pair of earrings with tiny forget me nots pressed into glass. I also bought my mum a lovely enameled note card holder.
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