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London Markets : Smithfield Meat Market

Smithfield is the London's wholesale meat market for a long period of time. This has a history as livestock market from yearly 10th century selling cows, horses and other animals.. Not only meat products, this also sells other poultry products such cheese & pies and many other items

Buyers such as caters, butches used to go there and purchase their needs. This is the souce ofmeat supply in most of the restaurants and hotels in London. Usual operations starts around 4.30 am in the morning and prices were negotiated for the meat which were taken from the other parts.

Smithfield was granted the market status in year 1327 by Edward 111. It says that this got the name Smithfield from the word "smooth field". The main market building was architect by Sir Horace Jones in 1866 still in operation. This market had undergone some renovation in recent times. This has very high hygiene standards also. There are several pub and restaurants located close by and new night life culture is building up.

Address: Charterhouse Street, London EC1-2
Phone: 020 7236 8734
Web Site: Smithfield Market

Nearest Tube: Farringdon , Barbican
Nearest Station: Farringdon, City Thameslink
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 4.00 am to 12.00 pm

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