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Smithfield Market

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225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH, England
+44 20 7248 3151
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have a friend who is a butcher and this is where he buys his meat so I thought I would go for the experience. It's a very early start as I live in Essex and it can only be done on a weekday unlike...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Weren't here for meat, but just to gaze at the building. It really has the meat aroma to it! The architecture of the building is amazing - huge grand old steel work holding up a giant roof. Stunning structure.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 24 April 2018

No matter if you need a piece of meat or not, this place will offer you some entertainment for sure - the architecture is astonishing, the place is huge and full of history - it's one of the oldest markets I've ever seen, definitely worth...More

1  Thank leuveen
Reviewed 10 April 2018

My Grandfather and Uncle worked here for all of their lives. They experienced the comaraderie of the place through WW2 and well beyond. The old meets the new as the new museum for Londoners could be on part of this amazing old historical site. Opposite...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 19 March 2018

buy meat for great price but what most people do not know its got a place that sells cakes and sandwich stuff and a few different bits and bobs, well worth checking out

Thank giuliav509
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I did not go there to buy meat. I had a business linch and arrived ahead of time. I was wondering what was that building. I discovered it is the meat selling place, probably for butchers. I discovered it is a place full of history....More

1  Thank Alkarouni
Reviewed 23 December 2017

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

1  Thank Trainbleu
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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10 March 2017|
Response from Tamsin H |
No it's not the kind of place you go to eat, try Borough market for that, this is more for your raw produce. Individuals can buy but mostly for trade buyers.