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Smithfield Market

225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH, England
+44 20 7248 3151
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225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH, England
City of London
+44 20 7248 3151
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic meat market in Farringdon is always buzzing with excitement.It is open from 2 am and is open to both the public and trade. The products are sold at wholesale prices so a huge saving can be made compared to a supermarket. almost all...More

Thank glenjohn41
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Very fun to take a stroll through this historic meat market in the middle of the night. I recommend being there by 2 o’clock. If you are vegan or vegetarian this place is not for you.

Thank Magnús Már H
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Only wholesale market still in the City of London. Steelwork holding up roof great detail and paintwork. Great clocks. Very busy.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 17 September 2017

While staying at a hotel near Smithfield Market we had every opportunity to see and hear for ourselves that London’s only surviving meat market is still very much alive today. At night, there was a coming and going of trucks unloading and loading meat and...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Visited at 2:30 am when the market has opened and it's getting busy, there's every meat you can think of and really well priced , brought a box of boneless chicken thighs for £16 pounds over 40 in the box !! Well worth a visit...More

Thank saxon999
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This review is not about the Market itself. Pause before entering through the large arched entryway and look behind you at the circle of road and buildings. This was were hundreds of people were hanged and burnt at the stake. Both Catholics and Protestants were...More

Thank king238
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I went to Smithfield's for the first time this morning around 05:45. 90% of the stall were still open and I picked up some great deals. 10kg box of chicken legs £13 5.6kg Pork spare ribs £17 3kg lamb chops £20 I did not even...More

3  Thank mrkeithscarfe
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Visited in evening when quite. Had time to read the posters giving the history of the market. Most interesting.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you want to buy meat then you can come early in the morning (maybe 6am is rather late!). The market itself closes down quite early but if meat is not your thing then the atmosphere is worth seeing as well as the ornate ironwork....More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nestled under numerous overpasses, train bridges and between very busy streets, this is a worthwhile visit during your tour of London. There are numerous vendors for all sorts of breads, cheeses, meats, pastries, coffees, to go food, etc. We enjoyed a nice breakfast here assembled...More

2  Thank emcii
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its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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