The sun is shining. A breeze is blowing. The temperature is perfect.
And it’s Saturday!
So why not go to the market?
We’re not talking fruit, vegetables and fish, but rather Greenwich’s two iconic outdoor retail markets: The Greenwich Market, with its dozens of “street food” options among the 120 stalls in total of arts and crafts, fashion, antiques, organic beauty products, and more; and The Greenwich Vintage Market, which is a smaller combination flea/antique market.
Both markets are open-air, and both are great ways to mingle with local Londoners and check out the “deals”.
In the end, we came home with a slab of amazingly creamy and delicious chocolate-orange vegan fudge made with hemp seed milk (neither of us are vegan, but this stuff is SOOOO good!) from the large market, and while there I enjoyed a delicious jerk-chicken Jamaican patty from Doreen’s patty and rum cake booth. It was as flaky, spicy, and delicious as I remember my first one being back in 1979 in Ocho Rios.
At the Vintage Market I picked up a £1 strand of green glass beads to match my £8 Italian-made blazer from the Greenwich Hospice Charity Shop. I’ll be wearing both those finds to the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End on September 27th, where we’ve splurged on a fantastic night out. I can hardly wait!
It was another fun, low-key day. Our pacing so far here in Greenwich is feeling very much like simply being “home”.