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Greenwich has ‘one of the loveliest high streets’ in the UK


The Times has described the borough as being “fiercely proud of its heritage and protective of its independent retailers”.

Greenwich is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike and the High Street is around the corner from well-loved landmarks of the borough such as the Cutty Sark, Greenwich market and Greenwich Park.

The market is brimming with independent retailers selling their goods from food to jewellery to antiques.

Greenwich marketGreenwich market (Image: Newsquest)

According to The Times, one of the gems of Greenwich is the “indie shopping” you can find at Beadoir where they sell beads and handmade jewellery.

Another is Mr Humbug if you are looking for an old-fashioned sweet shop in the borough.

The Times recommends l’Hexagone for “the whiffiest cheeses outside of France”.

Being close to the river gives visitors the perfect opportunity to grab an Uber boat and head along the river Thames to see the sights of London from the water.

Uber boatUber boat (Image: Newsquest)

You can tap in, as you would on the tube, at North Greenwich or Greenwich pier and head all the way along to Putney if you choose or stop nearer to central London to do some sight-seeing.

It’s not just the shopping in Greenwich that makes the area so busy, it is also home to numerous Bridgerton filming locations which people come from far and wide to visit.

For example, the iconic Queen’s House which you can combine with a visit to the beautiful and leafy Greenwich Park.

Queen's HouseQueen’s House (Image: Newsquest)

Of course, there is the Cutty Sark.

The Cutty Sark is a legendary 19th century ship that used to bring tea back from China at record breaking speeds.

The ship can be found in the heart of Greenwich, just around the corner from the renowned Greenwich market.

Cutty SarkCutty Sark (Image: Newsquest)

There are numerous pubs throughout Greenwich to enjoy a pint at – whether you are looking for something traditional, quirky or modern it’s all there.

At the National Maritime Museum, you can travel the world and learn new things, another wonderful thing to do in Greenwich.

The IFS Cable Car is popular among both tourists and Londoners, with it being used by visitors to experience the ultimate view of the city, it is also used by many Londoners as a creative way to commute across the river.

The O2 arena is an incredible asset to Greenwich with live music performances taking place there all the time.

You can even scale the arena for 360-degree views of London.





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