Greenwich Auctions announces closure

After 20 years trading Greenwich Auctions is to close its doors after failing to agree terms with its landlord.

I recently passed the site near Greenwich power station and thought how nice it was for a business like that to still operate in the area. I was going to take a photo as I often do to illustrate future posts but didn’t as thought nothing much would happen to the site any time soon.

What a shame. A unique little reason to visit Greenwich has gone.

 

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9 thoughts on “Greenwich Auctions announces closure

  • March 10, 2020 at 7:07 pm
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    I stumbled upon Greenwich Auctions when I went to a nearby kitchen countertop fabrication workshop. I subsequently went to an auction preview, but never attended the actual event as nothing warranted the registration fee.

    I expect the site will be up for sale soon to be turned into yet more apartments on the nod from Greenwich council.

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  • May 4, 2020 at 1:47 am
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    Shame the Greenwich Auction house has gone, used to be regulars until we moved out to Kent, have got some terrific lots from the auctions including paintings and odds and ends of furniture. Sad to learn of its demise -another little piece of history gone out of Greenwich!

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  • June 8, 2020 at 7:09 am
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    Yes. I’m sad too. Robert is a delightful auctioneer, and they always had interesting things. You couod get a cup of tea and a bacon roll, then take a seat on an old pew and join the game. Will be missed!

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  • June 25, 2020 at 1:01 pm
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    This is a tragic loss – Bob was always entertaining and his team friendly and welcoming – bought many lots there and even turned a profit on a few – shame the landlord couldn’t allow things to run as this was a different outlet to visit within Greenwich – such a pity…

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    • June 25, 2020 at 11:58 pm
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      Some people like the landlord have no imagination or creativity.
      This was one of the best original attractions in Greenwich.

      WHAT A STUPID ATTITUDE AND IRREPARABLE LOSS TO THE AREA!!!

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  • November 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm
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    There was more to this closure than a dispute with the landlord you do not close an auction house overnight !! Very Fishy anybody know the real reason?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 9:56 am
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    Whatever the reason for closure – it’s a real shame. Robert was a great auctioneer and the whole place had a welcoming, non-stuck up air. Yet sold some really nice things.
    After 20 years – it really was one of the historical delights of Greenwich.
    Barney

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  • March 9, 2021 at 3:32 pm
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    Very slow on the uptake but I don’t usually walk this way so was very sad to learn that we have lost the auction house and our entertaining auctioneer – I’ve nabbed loads of bargain here – does anyone know if they have set up elsewhere?

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  • March 28, 2021 at 10:33 am
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    I was mortified to hear of this place closing when I heard last year. I was a regular for a couple of years.

    Ii saw their van in Camberwell just a couple of days ago.

    I’d hoped the lads were in it but no, another geezer driving. No relation.
    Great pity.

    Best wishes to all the staff.

    Sad

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