The historic Victorian Smithfield market is set to become part of a large cultural centre for London, sitting alongside a relocated Museum of London.
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.
Images have been released showing the proposed new home for the Museum of London in Smithfield, near Farringdon station.
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.
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.
Earlier this morning, the annual Christmas Eve auction took place at Smithfields.
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.
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.
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.
The City of London has confirmed what was pretty much already known, that Smithfield Meat Market is to leave its historic central London home.
This is a short alleyway that runs behind St-Bartholomew-the-Great Church, and in front of a very modern Livery Hall.
Another year and Smithfield’s famous Christmas Eve meat and turkey auction gets bigger and better.
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.
This little courtyard set back from the street has an obscure history, but is thought to have a late medieval origin.
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.
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.
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.
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