Greenwich Market: Camden Watch Co's New Home!

July 31, 2018

Greenwich Market: Camden Watch Co's New Home!

As some of you might have seen on our social media, we are so excited to finally be opening the doors of our Greenwich Market store! 

After the opening of our second shop last year in Boxpark Shoreditch, we have been looking for the perfect place for our third home and Greenwich market, surrounded by Grade II listed Victorian buildings and teeming with horological history, seemed to be the perfect place.

Not only is Greenwich renowned for its rich British heritage and maritime history, but it is the place that has given its name to Greenwich Mean Time and Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude). What a place for a watch company!

It is for us one of the most beautiful spots in London, that through its rich history has offered us so much inspiration.

So let us introduce you to some cool facts about the history of Greenwich...



King Henry VIII, the famous Tudor womaniser, was born in Greenwich in the now demolished royal Palace of Placentia.
  • Greenwich Park is a former hunting park, and one of the Royal Parks of London, the first ever to be enclosed.
  • Greenwich is the home of GMT (Greenwich mean time), universally adopted in 1884. Since then, all standard times in the world have been calculated from their distance to Greenwich. Before that, all villages had their own standard time.
  • It is also the home of longitude that separates the earth from east to west, but if you stand on the prime meridian today, you'll notice that your GPS is not actually at zero. This is because the actual meridian is around 100 metres east, which would have it passing through an innocuous park bench in Greenwich Park.
  • Every day at 1pm, a red ball drops from the top of the Royal Observatory. Dating back to 1883, this was created for sailors to synchronise their clocks to GMT.
  • The Cutty Sark, now homed in Greenwich, is one of the fastest British tea clippers ever made. Upon her maiden voyage, she sailed to China with wine, spirits and beer and brought home 1.3 million pounds of tea.

Why cross by boat, when you can walk? Greenwich foot tunnel, built in 1902, connects to the Isle of Dogs and is a whopping 370 metres long.

  • In 1848, Greenwich issued the world's first weather forecast.

Come and find us at 2 Greenwich Market.

We can't wait to welcome you in our new store and tell you about all the exciting things happening here at Camden Watch Co. Stay tuned!


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