A stroll around Smithfield Market & the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great

A stroll around Smithfield Market & the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great

It was a gloriously sunny day in London and I’d spent the morning in a meeting near Smithfield Market but then found myself with some spare time between appointments, so what else was I to do but explore the area.

Smithfield is huge – it covers 10 acres, of which 6.5 acres are covered by buildings, it’s still a working market so there’s plenty of white vans and market bustle in the area, as well as some fine traditional pubs.

There’s a mix of architectural styles here too – some ornate dating back to 1860s – and not what you’d expect for a meat market and other parts more modern opening in 1963 following a fire which destroyed the original Poultry Market five years earlier.

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