See the Greenwich Market Guide.
There has long been a strong royal connection to Greenwich, going back to the old Royal Palace of Placentia, which was the monarch's main palace from about 1450 to the middle of the 15th century to about 1700. Greenwich is the birthplace of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Mary I.
There is also a strong shopping connection, with a Royal Charter Market being originally assigned to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital in 1700 for 1,000 years.
In the main shopping area around the high road, there are lots of places to eat – many good for children – and lots of cute little shops – most not so good for children.