Monthly tours of Smithfield Market

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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2013

Hear how Smithfield meat market has changed throughout its 800 year history and experience its working life first-hand on this special tour.

The walk takes you right into the heart of the Smithfield area where you will learn about the workings of London’s last and most famous central market. It explores how the area has evolved over the years, with stories of its long and turbulent history, the growth of the cattle market and the gaiety of the Bartholomew Fair. You will also get a chance to meet the traders and buyers that bring the place to life.

The walk is 90 minutes and finishes in West Smithfield.

Cost: £8


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets by sending an email to diane@cityoflondonguides.com

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Location

Barbican Station,,
Aldersgate Street,,
London, EC1A 4JA

 

Categories: Architecture | Food & Drink | Historical

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