Greenwich and the surrounding area
Greenwich is just a short walk from The Clarendon through the beautiful Royal Park, which is itself part of the The Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
Home to The Royal Observatory and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) you can even stand on the Prime Meridian of the World, the line dividing the eastern and western hemispheres and from which every place on Earth is measured.
Greenwich is also famous for it’s naval history, visit City Sark, the fastest ship of her time, or explore the National Maritime Museum – or just watch the Thames meander past from a riverside pub.
Established in 1737 Greenwich’s historic market is open seven days a week. There’s an eclectic mix of designer-maker arts and crafts alongside market food stalls, pubs and restaurants, and there’s an antique and collectables market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Deptford Market Yard
Just across the Thames you’ll find Deptford Market Yard, a vibrant public space and home to local independent businesses.
14 railway arches are filled with creative spaces and places to eat, and the newly restored carriage ramp, which is the oldest railway structure in London, connects another seven shops, as well as Deptford high street and markets.
From a craft brewery to Norwegian inspired food, you’ll find something a little different at DMY. Pop into Little Nan’s for cocktails in teapots, or The Tapas Rooms for Basque and Spanish food and wine – you can even catch a performance in AAJA Deptford, a hot spot for live music as well as being a record store and bar.
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Britain’s most renowned food market is just a quick hop by train from Blackheath Village. Borough Market is an explosion of smells, colours and delicious specialities from all around the globe. It brings together artisan producers – but not just bakers, chefs, brewers and cheesemakers (to name a few) but also the fishermen and farmers who have reared the animals.
There are also the curators; delis bringing you food and drink from around the world – all hand picked by people who really care what we are eating.
The stall holders have a real passion for what they do and Borough Market is all about food, and not just about the eating. They will be happy to talk to you about their produce and provenance, and you are likely to come away with more than a recipe or two.
Borough Market also hosts festivals and food demonstrations throughout the year, why not find out
what’s on whilst you are at The Clarendon.
If you fancy some retail therapy during your stay, The Clarendon is just a short trip by train from the delights of London’s West End and the flagship stores of Selfridges, Liberty, Fortum & Mason and other high end brands.
Blackheath Village is also just a few minutes from ICON Outlet at the O2 which brings together over 60 of the best fashion and lifestyle brands – and Westfield Stratford City , Europe’s largest shopping centre, is also close by.