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.