Sunday, 18 March 2012

Greenwich Market

(not in the book - that I can see anyway!)

So I'd walked through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and ended up in, well, Greenwich! This is probably one of my favourite parts of the city. God, just realised I think I've said that a hell of a lot on this blog. But I honestly do love Greenwich. Is such an awesome place for anyone and everyone.

I went to Greenwich on this occasion to visit Greenwich Market. This is my other favourite market in London (@boroughmarket being my other one). It not only has good food, it also has fantastic arts, crafts and my weakness, jewellery. The jewellery here is amazing and I could spend sooooooo much money on lots of lovely bits.

After having a look around all the stalls - obviously trying on lots of jewellery too - I was parched. And I spotted this stall...

... selling one of my favourite drinks;

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Hot spiced apple. It was lovely. I did have the option of a splash of alcohol in there too, but I was driving (otherwise I would have had some in there all day long!). 

Now... what to go with my drink...? Ah yes, some food in a snack type of variety!

So I wondered down the other end of the market and went to get something that caught my eye when I first walked into the market.

Nope, it's not a scotched egg, although granted, it does look like a giant one. It was in fact a rice ball filled with bacon and mozzarella. It was served warm and was lovely (but a little dry - next time I'll have to take advantage of the sauces on the side).

I took my drink and my food and went into the grounds of the Old Royal Navy Collage, sat down on a bench on the bank of the Thames and enjoyed the food, drink and gorgeous view in front of me.

Ok ok... I can hear you all asking - did I buy any jewellery. Well duh. Of course I did! I brought a very colourful bangle and a gorgeously gorgeous ring.

And this is exactly the reason I try not to go to Greenwich Market very often as I always spend money! But the money that I won back from the Dogs the night before paid for the ring, so technically it was free!

If you love arts and crafts, you've gotta check this market out. Greenwich as a whole is fabulous, and there are a few things in my book based there. So keep an eye out on my future blogs. The nearest station to Greenwich Market is Cutty Sark on the DLR, but Greenwich overground station isn't that far, a 10 minute walk if that. Check them out on Twitter @shopgreenwich or like them on their Facebook page.

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