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Smithfield Meat Market is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK. It is open to the trade and the public Monday to Friday from 3am. To find the full range of stalls open, arrive by 7am. The nearest tube stations are Farringdon and Barbican.

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Venue Details & Map

Smithfield Market

Central Markets
+44 (0)20 7248 3151
Public transport:
Farringdon, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Top 3 reviews of Smithfield Market

4.0 out of 5 19 August 2015
by Elizabeth W.

Smithfield market is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and is located in between Farringdon and Barbican tube station (where it has been for the past 800 years).

All the action starts VERY early in the morning, around 4am, on weekdays however lorries start arriving at 10pm and some stalls are still open at around 7/8am. They mainly serve caterers, wholesalers, local restaurants in...more

5.0 out of 5 23 May 2015
by Jonathan V.

I do not know the history and frankly don't want to. What I can see and feel when I regularly walk through this building is the energy. Not just of the workers delivering and selling fresh meat but a history of...

This is a wonderful building which I think is a must visit, even like me you walk through it on a daily basis. It reminds me every-time that everything in life pass... Maybe...more

4.0 out of 5 7 December 2008
by Bea B.

Smithfield meat market is one of the oldest markets in London, meat has been bought and sold there for more than eight hundred years. Many of the best restaurants and hotels buy their meat at Smithfield, proving the quality of the meat.

Definitely a carnivores paradise, and best to arrive as early as you can, the market gets going at 4am and closes at 10am. You need a strong stomach to...more

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