Sir Selwyn Selwin Clarke Market

Sir Selwyn Selwin Clarke Market

Sir Selwyn Selwin Clarke Market
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This covered market right in the middle of the lively shopping area of Victoria is worth a visit. Plenty of local produce (fruits, vegs, fish, spices, tea), lively, and popular with locals and tourists.
The upper floor is just a collection of boring souvenir shops, but it's a nice place to get an overview of the bustling food market on the ground floor.
Products aimed at tourist have obviously tourist prices, but it's a great place to buy tropical fruits and vegetables or fresh fish
Written 8 May 2024
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denchar2016
Greater London, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Interesting visit to market.Brought fresh veg and fruit, upstairs is really just clothing, nik nacks and souvenirs and the cafe was shut!!! Just what you need when hot and thirsty.Good for the experience and to take photos, but very very hot.Parked in sports stadiums and then a 10 minute walk.If you come out the side door and turn right a small Italian selling drinks and ice cream and cake is worth a visit to call down
Written 30 March 2024
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mihaela e
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A place that must be visited to get closer to what life on the island means. Don't miss the local fruits and fish! 😊
Written 6 January 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia23 965 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A popular place with the locals and just a bit strange for us westerners to view how they store their food for sale? Pretty busy and the fish mongers were doing a roaring trade and didn't seem to mind the free loader birds? A lot of local produce on offer and at bargain prices. A good spot to pick up some local flavour.
Written 8 July 2023
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28 622 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
To see what fruit and vegetables are grown on Mahé and what fish are caught in its sea there is no better place to go to than the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke market in downtown Victoria. It is in a two-storey metal construction from the 1840's (restored in 1999) around an open courtyard. On the ground floor are stalls for fruit and vegetables as well as fish sellers and butcher shops. On the upper floor souvenirs are getting sold, especially textiles like sarongs, pareos, shirts, as well as hats and handicraft made from wood or coconut shells. Here are also offices and a café.

The place opens during the week at 7am and closes at 5.30pm. The greatest activity is on Saturdays, when the market already opens at 6am, but closes at 2pm. It doesn't open on Sundays. Here is a good opportunity to watch locals and to get a feeling of a typical Seychellois atmosphere.

The market is named after Sir Percy Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke, who was governor of the Seychelles from 1946 to 1951. With his social thinking and his various reforms he was beloved by the locals, but less so in London, who called him back. Before his post in the Seychelles he had been the Hongkong director of medical services. Arrested by the Japanese, who thought him a spy, he was repeatedly tortured and put into solitary confinement for 19 months. At least his death sentence was not carried out.
Written 11 October 2022
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Art S
2 186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Fish, fruits, vegetables and spices can be found in the market. Clothes and souvenirs are for sale on the second floor. We bought bananas, oranges, pineapples here so they were very tasty.
Written 5 December 2021
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Ommy
Stockholm, Sweden15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The market has most of the souvenirs we were looking for. It is also not far from the airport and the city. However, some sellers tend to double their prices so try to bargain as much as you can!
Written 23 July 2020
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Aslam_Sherif
London, UK747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Good place to get fresh fruits and fish. There are plenty of shops to buy gifts and souvenirs. The market closes early at midday make sure to get there early. I would definitely recommend a visit to this market.
Written 22 June 2020
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Meleri
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Market was great, visited on my birthday, we went to get a late lunch at 3 from the Café upstairs which has a sign advertising the kitchen is open until 3.45 and were given menus by the waiter. He took a food order from another couple behind us then immediately told us we were too late and they were no longer serving food (despite having given us the menu already moments beforehand)! Rude, badly advertised and not worth it.
Written 8 March 2020
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was staying in a budgetary self catering place and this place was godsend! I visited on a Friday and this place was busy with locals. The prices are good and the various smells of fish, ripe fruits and produce was invigorating.I highly recommend a visit here and also note that the first floor has the souvenirs which you will not get at the airport. Very good!
Written 8 February 2020
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SIR SELWYN SELWIN CLARKE MARKET: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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