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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 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.

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.

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.

Photos from Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction

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

City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets

The City of London has bought a huge plot of land next to Dagenham Dock, in a preemptive strike to stop other bidders getting their hands on the land.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.