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As well as poring over the story if the Market you can even take part in our competition. Colour in this drawing and you could win a £20 gift voucher to spend while you visit the revamped


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A nice upgrade to England’s oldest covered market. Clean, bright, lots of unusual hand-crafted items to wear or display, artwork, jewellery. Wonderful street food – AWiseConsumer on Tripadvisor


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Amazing market!! I’ve in the past, but went again today. Great shops, great stalls and friendly faces. The roof has been rebuilt since my last visit. Much more open and bright – James R on Tripadvisor


you think? We’d love to know what you think of the new Greenwich Market. Do you like the new look? Have you found a great gift? Enjoyed the food available at the new Pavilion Market? We’d love to receive your views and pictures of your day here. Email Matt@


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SPECIAL EDITION CELEBRATING THE RENOVATION OF GREENWICH MARKET IT’S A REVELATION! Revamped Market and new artwork to be unveiled


MARKET WITH ART AT ITS HEART WELCOME!


BY GILLIE BEXSON Greenwich Hospital Head of Property


Welcome to our newly-polished, bright and welcoming Greenwich Market.


stones and restored roof provide once again a spectacular backdrop to London’s favourite arts and crafts markets.


The cleaned and re-laid cobble


Our hot food traders now have their own special food court in the Pavilion Market just off Durnford Street, where new gardens and public seating provide a welcome space for all our visitors to relax


and enjoy the Market buzz. We have all had our challenges over the past eighteen months as the work took place – noise, dust and delays to name a few – and I would really like to thank the traders, the shopkeepers and all our customers for their loyalty and support.


Do come and see us – we are having a celebratory afternoon of surprises on Wednesday 20 April, from 3pm to 7pm, and would love to see you there!


Pavilion Court


THANKS: Gillie at the new


A beautiful new piece of public art will be unveiled this month at the heart of newly-renovated Greenwich Market.


at work on scuplture, revealed on April 20


SUSPENSE: Michael


Sculptor Michael Speller – who has lived here for 30 years – has created Encompass, which puts Greenwich’s place “in a global context”.


The 2.3m bronze sphere is made up of 210 figures of people linked together. Michael explains: “I’ve tried to capture the support that they have received from Greenwich Hospital. The immediate figurative images might conjure up sailors climbing the rigging of a tall ship.


“The sphere as a whole sits on a crown of support referring to the founding and financing of the original Hospital by King William and Queen Mary in 1694, which later became the Royal Naval College and is now a thriving University campus.” Michael said: “‘I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen my sculptures travel to many parts of the world.


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A COLURFUL HISTORY OF GREENWICH HOSPITAL


NEWLY-renovated Greenwich Market re- opens officially this month – with public art and a new dedicated food area to add to


HISTORIC: Fruit & veg traders of past and today’s new glass roof


major improvements to its roof and cobbles. The historic Market – trading for nearly 300 years – will host a high-profile opening event on Wednesday April 20. A new bronze sculpture – Encompass by Michael Speller – will be unveiled. The Pavilion, a new section with gardens and seating for its popular Street Food stalls, will be


opened. A new Greenwich Market Cookbook has also been published to celebrate the flavours of the food from around the world available there. The changes are marked by a special pull-out


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inside this paper, produced in association with Market landlords Greenwich Hospital. Gillie Bexson, its Head of Property who has overseen the changes, said the revamped site is “a spectacular backdrop to London’s favourite arts and crafts market.”


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