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Greenwich Market entrance.
Various stalls at Greenwich Market.
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Greenwich Market

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Please be aware of government guidelines before setting off.

Government Guidelines
  • Take a trip to one of the oldest markets in the capital, where you’ll find a brilliant mix of independent stalls and shops.
  • Discover the large variety of arts and crafts stalls at Greenwich Market, perfect for finding a unique artwork.
  • Enjoy the fantastic array of food stalls at the market, which include cuisine from all over the world.
  • Explore the beautiful local area of Greenwich, home to historic attractions such as the Painted Hall and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.


Ever wondered what to do in Greenwich on the weekend? Discover a fantastic collection of stalls selling all kinds of goods with a visit to Greenwich Market in South London. This covered market stands on a World Heritage Site, and has been in business since 1737. The charming market is a lovely place to visit with kids and explore the different stalls on offer.

Greenwich Market runs seven days a week, although different days can have different themes to the types of stalls available. On Monday and Wednesday, and from Friday to Sunday, the Market hosts arts and crafts stalls. On these days, you’ll find all sorts of incredible original and reproduced art on offer at the market. From handmade jewellery to knitted jumpers, it’s the perfect place to discover a unique gift for someone you love, or a brilliant addition to your own home.

Greenwich Market has managed to retain the charm of old-school London markets whilst also having fresh and exciting products on offer. The artwork available is particularly interesting. Many independent art makers and designers take the opportunity to spread the word about their work here. It’s a great chance to find something original, with artwork on offer at every price point. The uniqueness of the artwork in Greenwich helps to make it one of the best markets in London.

Greenwich Market is also a haven for the style conscious. Independent designers are at the market every day of the week, meaning there’s always a chance to discover a brand-new item of clothing to add to your wardrobe. There are even fashion stalls that cater to kids’ fashions, so there’s something for the whole family.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the market often takes on a slightly different appeal. Many of the traders are flexible and will be selling no matter what day of the week, but on these days you are more likely to find stalls selling rare antiques and collectables.

This fantastic range of vintage jewellery, fashion, and design is a shopper’s delight. Markets are known for being a brilliant place to find that one perfect item to complete a living room or bedroom, and Greenwich Market certainly follows that trend. With so many stalls selling interesting things, it’s up to you to choose whichever design takes your fancy.

The market also plays host to a number of great events throughout the year. Often, these include culinary festivals, but also involve musical performances and other entertainment. During these events, the market is often open later than usual, and it’s always a really fun time to visit.

No matter what day of the week you decide to visit Greenwich Market, there will always be one constant to look forward to: absolutely delicious food markets and stalls. Sellers from across the globe arrive to offer up a brilliant mix of flavours and taste sensations. From Ethiopian delicacies to vegan pizza, and Indian street food to British fish and chips, there’s something for everyone. You could even grab a bite to eat from the market before heading over to nearby Greenwich Park, which has stunning views of Central London. 

In the streets around the market, there are loads more great shops and restaurants. Fashionistas will love the vintage clothes shops that can be found in Greenwich, whilst the traditional pub lunches that are common in the area are always a hit with families.

What to know before you go

  • Greenwich Market is open from 10am to 5.30pm, seven days a week. Restaurants and shops in the area, which are housed in permanent buildings, are often open later too.
  • There are no public toilet facilities available at Greenwich Market. The nearest toilets are in Greenwich Park, where there are three different toilet facilities available. Unfortunately, the toilets in Greenwich Park do not have baby-changing facilities.
  • The majority of Greenwich Market is built on traditional cobbled streets, which may be difficult for wheelchair users and buggies to access.

Getting there

  • The nearest car parks for Greenwich Market are in Park Row and Burney Street, both of which are pay-and-display.
  • The market is very easily accessible by public transport. The nearest station is Cutty Sark (for Maritime Greenwich) DLR station, which is just a minute’s walk from the market.
  • Greenwich railway station is also very close to the market at around a seven-minute walk away. Trains from London Bridge take as little as eight minutes to arrive in Greenwich.
  • North Greenwich is the nearest Tube station, which is on the Jubilee line. From there, you can take the 188 bus into Greenwich town centre where the market is. You could also get off at Canary Wharf and take the DLR to Cutty Sark instead.
  • Plenty of bus routes have stops nearby. These bus services include the 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, and 386, all of which have stops within walking distance of the market.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

Government Guidelines

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