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Smithfield Market, London

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Smithfield is a locality in the ward of Farringdon Without situated at the City of London's northwest in central London, England. The principal street of the area is West Smithfield.
A number of City institutions are located in the area, such as St Bartholomew's Hospital, the Charterhouse, and Livery Halls including those of the Butchers' and Haberdashers' Companies. Smithfield's meat market dates from the 10th century, and is now London's only remaining wholesale market in continuous operation since medieval times. The area also contains London's oldest surviving church, St Bartholomew-the-Great, founded in 1123 AD.
Smithfield has borne witness to many executions of heretics and political rebels over the centuries, including Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace, and Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants' Revolt, among many other religious reformers and dissenters.
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  • Obviously the main reason most people go to the Market is for the best meat at good prices. I happened to be in the area so visited after noon when the formal area of the market closes, but took...  more »
  • I am not the biggest meat lover, some stalls were not for me. All traders are very friendly but it’s really about choice. At Christmas it was hectic with customers. Be patient you will get...  more »
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  • I only visited for a short time but this is an interesting place. Have a look around and explore the surrounding area for landmarks. Some great history and stories related to the area. Will visit again to spend some more time here.
  • Great place and great price.. historic old meat market

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