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Greenwich Market

Listed under Markets in London, United Kingdom.

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Sundays are meant for over eating at breakfast while looking over the bits of the paper you never have time for in the week, afternoon naps and strolls though the markets and Greenwich Markets are just this kind of market. Covered, which is key in London, and with a section devoted to tasty foods which you can really only justify on Sundays, these markets have probably got a gift for everyone. Lots of jewellery, some of it handmade, most of it pretty unusual and unusually pretty, same goes for bags and hats, woolly things, photos, art, baby paraphernalia and even a stall selling sports memorabilia. You'll find the same stalls and stall holders most weeks so the pressure isn't on quite as much to make a decisions on the spot – which can be hard on Sundays...

Round the corner are the vintage markets, less dressy and with more varied stock, here you'll find your old records, circa 70's leather jackets, an eclectic range of chairs that look like they belong in one of those uber-cool cafés, more bakery goodness and flowers.

Greenwich has some interesting boutique-y shops as well, and a range of breakfast options, which deserve to be analysed. On top of the hill in the park there's a pavilion style café which is pretty good but attracts a lot of babies, so not good if you've been out the night before, Georges Café looks sleek and organised, and has good pastries and the lightest and creamiest of cheesecakes, but they've been know to take a while getting your coffee to you, so the Organic Café is probably a good bet. Or if the weather's warm roll up for one of those milkshakes where you can choose your ingredients and take a walk in the park – another ingredient to my perfect Sunday,

Shop for: Gifts

Arrive: Cutty Sark (now unfortunately under repair) DLR Station or Greenwich overground station. North Greenwich Underground Station sounds close but it's not.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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