smithfield

Latest news, articles and photos

smithfield - Latest news, articles and photos

Behind the scenes at the new Museum of London
Behind the scenes at the new Museum of London

Behind the scenes at the new Museum of London

Not far from Farringdon station, a huge tent of scaffolding envelopes an empty Victorian meat market that's being turned into the new home for the Museum of London.

Apr
05
London’s Alleys: Rising Sun Court, EC1
London’s Alleys: Rising Sun Court, EC1

London’s Alleys: Rising Sun Court, EC1

This is a small side alley in Smithfield that's famous for the pub that dominates the corner opposite Great St Bart's church.

Dec
27
2021
London’s Alleys: Charterhouse Mews, EC1
London’s Alleys: Charterhouse Mews, EC1

London’s Alleys: Charterhouse Mews, EC1

This is a short covered passage that can be found next to The Charterhouse, a relatively hidden cluster of Tudor buildings that only recently opened to the public with a new museum.

Jun
28
2021
London’s Alleys: Barley Mow Passage, EC1
London’s Alleys: Barley Mow Passage, EC1

London’s Alleys: Barley Mow Passage, EC1

This is a short alley in Smithfield that has been on this site ever since the area was first developed and sits in an area with a cluster of small alleys to explore.

Jun
07
2021
City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move
City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move

City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move

Plans by the City of London to move its three historic markets to a single site in Dagenham Dock took a step forward last night after Barking and Dagenham council approved planning permission for the new market building.

Mar
23
2021
New images of Smithfield market redevelopment plans
New images of Smithfield market redevelopment plans

New images of Smithfield market redevelopment plans

Updated concept images of the plans to revamp Smithfield markets have been shown off by the City of London.

Jan
05
2021
Faulkner’s Alley, EC1 – London’s Alleys and Passages
Faulkner’s Alley, EC1 – London’s Alleys and Passages

Faulkner’s Alley, EC1 – London’s Alleys and Passages

This is an alley that many people pass walking to and from Farringdon station with an alluringly ornate ironwork grill and gate.

Nov
02
2020
First concept designs for Smithfield Market cultural centre unveiled
First concept designs for Smithfield Market cultural centre unveiled

First concept designs for Smithfield Market cultural centre unveiled

The historic Victorian Smithfield market is set to become part of a large cultural centre for London, sitting alongside a relocated Museum of London.

Jul
31
2020
First image of the City of London’s planned Dagenham markets
First image of the City of London’s planned Dagenham markets

First image of the City of London’s planned Dagenham markets

Plans to merge three of the City's ancient markets to one location have moved ahead as the planning application was formally filed with the council.

Jun
03
2020
The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future
The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future

The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future

Images have been released showing the proposed new home for the Museum of London in Smithfield, near Farringdon station.

May
07
2020
City of London updates plans to move its markets to Dagenham
City of London updates plans to move its markets to Dagenham

City of London updates plans to move its markets to Dagenham

A new public consultation is opening on the City of London's plans to co-locate Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield markets at a new site in Dagenham Dock.

Jan
23
2020
Plans for a post-meat market Smithfield unveiled
Plans for a post-meat market Smithfield unveiled

Plans for a post-meat market Smithfield unveiled

With the City of London considering moving its historic meat market out of Smithfield, thoughts are turning to what could be done with the empty buildings.

Jan
08
2020
Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction
Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction

Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction

Earlier this morning, the annual Christmas Eve auction took place at Smithfields.

Dec
24
2019
Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2019
Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2019

Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2019

Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the exceptionally good fun Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield this year.

Dec
09
2019
See inside the Museum of London’s new Farringdon home
See inside the Museum of London’s new Farringdon home

See inside the Museum of London’s new Farringdon home

The Museum of London is set to move soon from its current home into a cluster of semi-derelict Victorian iron and 1960s concrete buildings.

Oct
31
2019
A chance to go inside the derelict Smithfield Meat Market
A chance to go inside the derelict Smithfield Meat Market

A chance to go inside the derelict Smithfield Meat Market

Although Smithfields is still a functioning meat market, about half of the Victorian buildings are derelict and this weekend is a chance to go inside.

Jul
02
2019
Smithfield meat market to move out of Central London
Smithfield meat market to move out of Central London

Smithfield meat market to move out of Central London

The City of London has confirmed what was pretty much already known, that Smithfield Meat Market is to leave its historic central London home.

Apr
29
2019
London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Passage, EC1
London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Passage, EC1

London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Passage, EC1

This is a short alleyway that runs behind St-Bartholomew-the-Great Church, and in front of a very modern Livery Hall.

Apr
22
2019
Photos from Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction
Photos from Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction

Photos from Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction

Another year and Smithfield's famous Christmas Eve meat and turkey auction gets bigger and better.

Dec
24
2018
London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Place, EC1
London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Place, EC1

London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Place, EC1

This little courtyard set back from the street has an obscure history, but is thought to have a late medieval origin.

Dec
05
2018
Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2018
Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2018

Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2018

Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the exceptionally good fun Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield this year.

Nov
30
2018
Museum of London raises £15 million for new building
Museum of London raises £15 million for new building

Museum of London raises £15 million for new building

The Museum of London has secured an additional £15 million towards the £70 million it needs to raise to fund its new museum building in Smithfield.

Nov
02
2018
Smithfield’s famous Christmas Eve auction is back
Smithfield’s famous Christmas Eve auction is back

Smithfield’s famous Christmas Eve auction is back

The annual tradition is back, with lots of money waving, turkeys flying and meat parading in an excitingly good natured morning of protein rich delights.

Dec
13
2017
Faded memories of art on concrete blocks
Faded memories of art on concrete blocks

Faded memories of art on concrete blocks

Five years ago, a German street artist paid an overnight visit to Smithfield meat market and left behind a cluster of art, which is still there slowly decaying over time.

Oct
17
2016