Markets are such a significant part of London history and life. They used to be the place to go for the weekly shop as well as somewhere to hang out and catch up with friends.
Even in the chaotic city life, we have to say that not much changed from that. We love to spend our capital's markets, immersed in so much culture, craftsmanship and, of course - delicious food.
Our favourite has to be the Greenwich market: we're always glad to support local businesses that are London based and intertwined with iconic British culture. With such a heritage, you have to live up to high values and high standards, the same way PARKA London does.
Greenwich has long been home to a Royal Charter Market which was originally assigned to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital on the 19th December 1700. Believe it or not, the Greenwich Market is almost 300 years old, as it was opened in 1737.
After many ups and downs, the Greenwich Market went through a gradual period of decline until the 1980s. The 1980s saw a revival in the fortunes of Greenwich Market, and it's now home to one of the most exciting shopping experiences London can offer.
When to Visit?
The market is open from 10 am - 5.30 pm 7 days a week and on Bank Holidays. It's located in the Greenwich town centre, close to main bus routes, trains, and DLR. The precise address is Greenwich Market London SE10 9HZ.
Greenwich Market Shopping
If you're looking for an afternoon of quality shopping, this is your place. You can get lost in endless stalls featuring some of the most unique local designers and artisans. If you're looking for a trendy fashion item combining quality with personality, you'll be surprised by how many hidden gems the market offers.
The same goes for pottery, jewellery, and decorative items. It's also such a great spot if you enjoy browsing through antiques & collectables. Finally, if you need to make a present consider a visit: there's so much choice and such variety that you'll be able to find something for anyone.
Greenwich Market Food
This market is a gourmand paradise. There are a plethora of choices, whether you want to pick up food on the go or simply have a seat and enjoy your meal surrounded by food stalls.
This is the great thing about London: there's always something ready to surprise you - and your palate. Some of our pics would be Chai Junction, especially if you need to warm up a little when eating outside, or plant-powered pizza. The latter makes the most delicious vegan pizza: perfect for vegans, or to surprise a vegan sceptical.
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