Greenwich Market

Old Nov 14th, 2014, 04:54 PM
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Greenwich Market

Will be in Greenwich and wondering if the Greenwich Market is worth a visit.
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Old Nov 15th, 2014, 01:10 AM
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If you're there already you can't really miss it as it's right in the centre and if you don't like it you can leave afer ten seconds, so why not?

It's a nice little market.
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Old Nov 15th, 2014, 02:09 AM
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Yes, if you're there anyway. It's a small old covered market hall, mainly arts and crafts and prepared food stalls, like a miniature version of Spitalfields (it isn't like a generic street market of fruit and veg, cheap clothes, household supplies and plastic gadgets - if you think some of it tat, it is at least more quirky and upmarket). Plenty of places to eat and drink round about, as well as independent shops.
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Old Nov 15th, 2014, 07:09 AM
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ditto the above . . . it is right there, doesn't require any sort of detour or specific time commitment. Look around, decide if you want to stay or not, walk on . . .
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Old Nov 15th, 2014, 08:17 AM
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I live just down the road in Blackheath.

I think the market is just OK, IMO.

Much more delightful is the walk through the park, particularly in summer when the roses are in full bloom, and there are excellent views of London and Canary Wharf.

Exit the park at Blackheath, walk across the Heath and into the village. There is a small Farmer's market on Sunday from 1000-1400. There is an excellent old book shop at the top of the village, and a few interesting craft shops.

At the far end of the village, turn left into Cator Estates (where I live ) which is a beautiful leafy Georgian estate. Walk down Blackheath Park Road and turn left on Morden Road. At the end, on your left is the Paragon, one of the most beautiful facades in London IMO, and on your right is Morden Collage. Continue back toward the village, and the tiny duck pond, and feed the mallards, the cheeky Canada geese and the 2-4 swans that settle there during the summer.

Time for lunch or dinner? There are loads of restaurants in Blackheath, and they are far superior than anything you will find in Greenwich.
- The best is Chapters, all day dining, and the steak is excellent! Fairly expensive.
- Aqua is my ‘local’ and does a very good lunch or dinner for a fixed price (2-3 courses for between £18-22). If you are there on Sunday, they do a very good Sunday roast.
- Zero is an upscale micro-brewery, with very good pizza.
- There are a couple Nepalese restaurants that are worth checking out, and a couple of Indian restaurants (Saffron is well rated, but have not eaten there)
- There are two Argentinian Steak houses, Buenos Aires the best of the two
- Best pub (apparently) is the Hare & Billet on the edge of the Heath.
- Black Vanilla is a tiny restaurant, serving ice-cream, cakes and coffee, and there are a few tempting cake shops. There is, of course, a Starbucks.
- There are also various chain restaurants, the best of which is Cote – decent French food at a reasonable price.

Do come visit us in Blackheath

Best regards .. Ger
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