In the heart of Greenwich is its market which is loved by locals and tourists alike for both food and shopping.

The market is held underneath a roof fitted with rows of windows, making you feel like you are outdoors while protecting you from the elements.

On sunny days, these windows let the light in so that the market feels bright and airy making you forget that you are even undercover.

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From one end to another, there is colourful bunting adorning the space, setting the tone as cheerful and happy as you peruse the stalls.

As well as the market stalls themselves, the market is lined with other businesses – it’s a really buzzing space filled with local traders.

Back in 2023, Greenwich was rated as the top spot for independent shops in south east London in a study by Barratt London.

Wendy Richardson has been trading at Greenwich market for 11 years.

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She has opened a shop in Folkestone, Kent for her business, but still continues to trade throughout the week in Greenwich as well.

When asked why she chooses to sell at Greenwich market, she said: “It’s just the vibe. When we were just starting out, we tried all the different markets just to see where we fitted in and it just felt right here – I can’t tell you why.

“It’s just generally the vibe, our customer base seems to be here, and we just love it here.”

Wendy runs her business, Richardson and Richardson or R and R, with her daughter.

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They make and sell handmade jewellery and also accept commissions for jewellery.

Alongside Wendy’s business, there are numerous stalls selling artwork, jewellery, clothing and homeware amongst other things.

On the other side of the market, there are also food vendors selling various forms of street food which makes the whole place smell delectable.

There are benches for anyone looking to sit down while they eat, or Greenwich park is around the corner if customers would prefer a scenic walk while they eat.

To complete the market, there is a popular pub on the corner called The Coach and Horses.

This is an eighteenth-century pub with outdoor and indoor seating for market-goers to enjoy a pint as they rest from all of their shopping.