Thursday, 2nd November 2017
I thought I'd do a little early Christmas shopping this week, before the rush and crowds set in, so I headed over to Greenwich Market. As it was a nice day I thought I'd do a bit of sightseeing at the same time and so I took the boat.
The journey from Westminster to Greenwich by boat is pretty picturesque and takes in some of the best sights in the central London skyline. There are boats that give you a running commentary of the scenery and history of the area which are great for tourists, but at £6.50 the ferry is a fraction of the cost and does the same thing!
Greenwich Market, for those of you who don't know, is pretty old having originally received its Royal Charter status (assigned to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital) on 19th December 1700 for 1,000 years. The market has retained its connections to Greenwich Hospital and provides charitable support to serving and retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their dependants.
It is a covered market with stalls selling clothing, art, furniture, books and antiques with boutique shops around the edges. The outside portion of the market houses food stalls with a wide variety of world cuisines available and an amazing vegan cake stall. The only downside for me is that the age of the market means that it has a cobbled stone ﬂoor, not the most comfortable thing in the world for a wheelchair user!
After spending a few hours (and more pounds than I want to think about) at the market, we had lunch and then took the boat home....not the one pictured below, obviously! ;-)
Catch you all next week!
Rebecca and TGA WHILL
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