Events & Festivals

London || Greenwich Vintage Fair

If you’ve been reading Rhyme & Ribbons for more than a month really, you’ll know my love of vintage, and in particular, vintage fairs. (You can go back and take a look at my post on the Crystal Palace Vintage Festival from earlier this summer.) If I had a fortune to spend on my wardrobe, there’d be vintage and vintage inspired pieces galore!

Last weekend, Sam and I were down in Greenwich which luckily coincided with the Greenwich Vintage Fair, a pop up vintage fair in the gardens around the Cutty Sark. Between the cute stalls, the cocktail booths and the swing dance lessons, there was plenty to hold my attention. Plus I absolutely adore Greenwich. I’d love to live there. It’s one of my favourite parts of London, albeit hugely out of my price range. 

One of the great things about Greenwich is that it doesn’t really feel like being in London: it feels like a little (albeit very busy!) village. There is beautiful Greenwich Park with the Prime Meridian which is perfect for a sunny summer day; the Maritime Museum where my nieces and nephews love to visit; lots of lovely independent shops, cafes, restaurants, as well as Greenwich Market. You can get there by boat, too! If I lived there I would certainly commit on the Thames Clipper in to town. What a way to start the day.

Keep an eye on the On the Gardens website, which is where all the events around the Cutty Sark are posted. 

front of cutty sark
cutty sark
back of stalls
gipsy moth
reaching for toys
greenwich vintage fair
vintage fair
skull bag
tea cups
greenwich high street

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  • Nicky

    Love it! I haven’t been back to that part of London since I was knee high to a grasshopper! LOVE the skull bag & LOVE the suitcases!

  • Wow this looks so lovely and twee πŸ™‚
    Sophie Cliff

  • I haven’t been to Greenwich in years (since the Cutty Sark was still under construction). I agree, it feels like you’re not even in London. I love this little fair!!

  • You two always are visiting the coolest fairs!

  • I love it that we may have been in the same place and did not know it! I was at the Vintage Fair last Saturday too!….actually….we were there for 2.5 secs before realising we really just wanted to spend our money at the Gypsy Moth pub haha. So actually I was in the pub garden looking at the fair. But it sure looks nice from these photos πŸ˜‰ xx

    • Hahaha, we were headed over to babysit for Sam’s brother and I insisted we make a detour to their house πŸ™‚ xx

  • Em

    Such vintage-y fun; I love all these glimpses into your very English life πŸ™‚

  • Morgan Gifford

    Such great pictures! Thank you for sharing your fun photos πŸ™‚
    Morgan –

  • Wow would have loved to see this when I was in Greenwich! It was definitely my favourite part of London as well!x

  • I didn’t even know this was around the corner from me. I love vintage suitcases, it would be dangerous if I went somewhere that actually sold them πŸ˜‰

    • The price tag might shock some suitcase-sense into you – they were pretty darn expensive! x

      • Haha, but you can live out of a suitcase, right? I always hear about people doing that. It’s like one of those investment property things, ya know? #WiseFinancialDecisions