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The last remaining wholesale market left in Central London, Smithfield not only boasts a stunning Victorian building (designed by Horace Jones, who also designed Tower Bridge) but also represents a continuous history of over 800 years of being a meat market on the site. Before that it was known as ‘Smoothfield’, and was a jousting ground for Knights.

The current market building built in 1868 is Grade II listed so the exterior cannot be altered. So even though there is a lot of pressure for the market to move to a more spacious site outside the city centre, thankfully the unique character of the buikding will remain.