Smithfield or, to give it its official name, London Central Markets, is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
London's storied meat market. Open Monday to Friday from 2am (visitors and buyers should arrive by 7am to find full range of stalls open) Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Get up early and take a walk around Smithfield Meat Market, one of the oldest in london
comes to live at night- supplies London's restaurants with fresh meat- beautiful architecture rich in history; this is where men used to sell their wives!
Smithfield is London's great meat market, and consequently in latter years a host of fabulous restaurants and not-to-be-overlooked workmen's cafe's have sprung up based on the proximity of great meat!
“Meaty menu and cocktails at a chic Modern European restaurant scattered with mid-century furniture.”
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“Rustic pub with floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick walls and a basement bar.”
“Perfect last stop in a great mini pub crawl starting at the Eagle via The Three Kings”
“Amazing Venetian-style bacaro converted from an old meat market storage facility ”