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Incredibly, Greenwich Market dates back to the 1700s and has become one of the capital’s most popular attractions.

With over 120 stalls, the covered marketplace is open daily from 10am until 5:30pm. It’s the ideal family day out, especially if you combine your visit with a trip to the iconic Cutty Sark and historic museums.

Cutty SarkThe much-loved shopping spot is particularly popular with art enthusiasts, vintage buffs and foodies. With regular Hull Trains services running between Paragon Interchange and King’s Cross, you too can enjoy this diverse, bustling artisan market.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, over 40 traders set up stalls filled with beautiful antiques. Get your mitts on stunning original pieces, some of which have been restored to their former glory. The Junk Shop is the best place for decorative twentieth-century items, whilst Warwick Leadlay Gallery offers a vast array of intriguing prints, maps and fine art.

Catford Creative ClubGreenwich has a rich arts, crafts and design heritage. Whilst galleries border the market, you can purchase unique prints from the artists themselves among the rows of stalls. The Artists’ Quarter is at full capacity on the weekend.

In the meantime, feel inspired by the independent craft shops, who stock one-off gifts and distinctive craft supplies. Intricate papercraft, adorable bunting and unusual homewares can be found within the clusters of vendors.Explore the market further and try out samples of homemade remedies, skincare products and soaps at the plethora of beauty traders. A number of hairdressers and beauticians are also close-by if you fancy a pampering.

Well-known, quirky clothing stores, such as JOY and Oliver Bonas offer edgy tailoring and flank the pop-up platforms of independent designers. Dress yourself head to toe in Greenwich’s finest retro wares, or choose something contemporary from one of the quality retail outlets.

360 Degrees VintageAfter all that shopping, delve into the tastebud-tingling food market. The divine aroma will have your tummy rumbling as you make the difficult decision between the broad range of international cuisines.

Street food fans will adore the thrilling choice of tasty bites, including hand-rolled flatbreads, Italian pizza pockets, Yorkshire carvery, locally-sourced oysters and vegetarian delights from Ethiopia.

Sweet-tooths will also enjoy the assortment of desserts on offer. Pick from sugary churros, handmade macarons, mini pancakes and even chocolate greetings cards.

Brazilian ChurrosLastly, wash it all down and end your day right at one of the many neighbouring bars and pubs. Coach & Horses is located within the market itself, whilst Admiral Hardy is just a short walk away and presents live music and entertainment. Have a beer with a view at The Gipsy Moth inn, which overlooks the famous Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf skyline.

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