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20th July 2011
Greenwhich Market came under the spot light, during the final episode of the Apprentice, when Susan Ma in a bid to avoid getting the boot,gave a heart rendering account, describing how she sold her organic skin care range at Greenwich Market,she related how she made £1500 during one weekend for a stall holder then quite when she realise she could make her own money.
The Market which, along with the Cutty Sark, Naval college, Mean Time, etc has long been associated with Greenwich.
The Market has existed since the 14th century, but the present one dates back to the 17th century when the charter to run two market on Wednesday and Saturdays, was assigned by Lord Romney to the commissioners of Greenwich Hospitl for 1000 years. In the 1900's the market bye-laws were change to enable trading six days a week with the exemption of Sundays, Christmas days and bank Holidays.Then Greenwich Market went into a gradual decline until the 1985, when the first arts and crafts Market was opened.An the rest is history as they, the market has since florished, and has become a must see for tourists visiting the capital.
Greenwich Market has a beautifull buzzing atmoshere and is regarded as one of London's best Markets. Although the Market its self is opened from Wenesday through to Sundays, all the shops within and around the markets are open all year round.
Wednesdays features fresh and organic produce, on thursdays you find an amazing array of antiques and collectables,arts and crafts,with a lot of bargain,but the market really comes alive at the weekend with 150 stalls selling everything from Pictures,clothes,jewellery,amazing unique gifts,and all kinds of accessories.