Buy some early-morning meat at Smithfield Meat Market
A plan by: DavidC

Smithfield meat market is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Located within the Square Mile of the City of London it is housed in three attractive listed buildings. It is a place packed with history as there has been a livestock market on the site for over 800 years.

This is a really interesting place to visit, although there is a bit of a strenuous wake-up time attached - the markets at Smithfield are open Monday to Friday from 3am but are closed on Bank Holidays. Although some selling takes place until mid-morning, to see the market at its best and find the full range of stalls open, visitors and buyers should arrive by 7am.

There is an awful lot of dead animals here, so it is not for the faint-hearted! Also there is a very good cafe on the corner of the market that is open throughout (name escapes me but it is obvious) and a pub for the hard core amongst you; the Cock Tavern within the market starts serving at 3am and carries on until 9am!

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Smithfield Meat Market
225 Central Markets, London, EC1A 9PS, London
020 7248 3151
a photo from Flickr

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