Former apprentice returns to complete the London Museum’s new copper clad roof
The conversion of the old Smithfield market buildings into the new London Museum reached a milestone when the final piece of a huge copper-clad roof was installed by a former apprentice who worked on the original building back in the 1960s.
Smithfield’s amazing Christmas meat auction is back for 2023
Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the raucously enjoyable Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield for the first time since the pandemic.
From meat market to museum – the London Museum’s new Foundation Stone unveiled
Progress on converting Smithfield's old Victorian meat market into the new London Museum has taken a step forward with the unveiling of the building's Foundation Stone.
Visit St Barts the Great in its 900th anniversary year
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, a magnificently gothic-looking church in central London is marking its 900th anniversary this year -- which makes it a good year to pay a visit.
London’s Pocket Parks: Smithfield Rotunda Garden, EC1
Sitting next to Smithfield meat market is a circular pocket park that was created to provide rest for the market workers.
The City of London’s market plans run up against 775 year old law
Plans by the City of London to move its markets to a new location in Dagenham have run into a problem, in the form of a Royal Charter granted 775 years ago, and it's all about how far sheep can walk in a day.
City of London to move Billingsgate and Smithfield markets to Dagenham
The City of London has approved plans to move both the Billingsgate and Smithfield markets to a site it owns in Dagenham.
London’s Alleys: Cloth Court, EC1
This is an ancient narrow alley that slips around the backs of buildings in Smithfield, and was for many years, a townhouse for Sir John Betjeman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction
Earlier this morning, the annual Christmas Eve auction took place at Smithfields.
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.
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.
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.