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Smithfield Market, London

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  • I went to Smithfield's for the first time this morning around 05:45. 90% of the stall were still open and I picked up some great deals. 10kg box of chicken legs £13 5.6kg Pork spare ribs £17 3kg lamb ...  more »
  • Visited in evening when quite. Had time to read the posters giving the history of the market. Most interesting.  more »
  • If you want to buy meat then you can come early in the morning (maybe 6am is rather late!). The market itself closes down quite early but if meat is not your thing then the atmosphere is worth seeing ...  more »
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  • Excellent for meat lovers. U can buy everything from eggs to delicious T-bone ! Couldn't believe the prices. I really recommend
  • Mostly still a functioning wholesale meat market with some imposing, painted Victorian cast-iron work. The immediate neighbourhood is rich in historic associations (mostly of a bloody nature), renowned for a swagger of bar/eatery options, lively and atmospheric. It can really cook here when an offal lot of carnivores congregate.
  • Smithfield Market, just around the corner from me. The pubs surrounding the market famously had a special licence to open from early in the morning, so as to provide refreshments to the porters. As a consequence, the area has been a traditional haunt for insomniac alcoholics. Yet gradually coffee shops and wine bars have replaced the pubs and, like much of working class London, Smithfield has become gentrified and quite chic. But, the alcoholics linger on.
  • Absolute nightmare of a place to deliver to, the pictures shown don't actually show just how bad this place gets. Absolutely rammed with vehicles and passing cars and taxis. No, not a good location, not good for access or deliveries.
  • Fresh meat, good price, clean and lovely people.

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