Greenwich Market is one of the that still retains a core identity. Unlike many of the capital’s other markets, who have long since given into the temptation to splash everything everything and let anyone in, they’ve done exceedingly well to maintain a tight focus. There’s a small food hall, granted, but primarily it remains an ideal spot for the lovers of craft. Everything from gorgeous bits of handmade jewelry to vintage toys can be found here, each of which is lovingly looked over by a friendly stall-owner. The great advantage of this focus is easy to see: if you want something that’s well made and artsy, you’ll always choose Greenwich Market over any of the others in the capital.
The quality of craftsmanship is amongst the best you’ll find in the capital. There are rows and rows of well made toys, knick knacks and pieces of art that blow the competition out of the water. A word of warning though: weekends get packed. In the summer months, there are plenty of people coming in to enjoy the green space and the result is a market that’s teeming with hundreds of people on a consistent basis. Great for business, but it can be a bit of a hassle for shoppers. Try and go midweek to avoid the crowds.
Address : Greenwich Market, 5b Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ