Smithfield Market Extra Early Morning Christmas Shopping Tour
£10 – £12.50
Smithfield Market Extra Early Morning Christmas Shopping Tour

Smithfield Market Extra Early Morning Christmas Shopping Tour

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Barbican London Underground Station

133 Aldersgate St

EC1A 4JA

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Smithfield Market Extra Early Morning Christmas Shopping Tour

City Guide Peter Twist in the Grand Avenue with Group

City of London Guide, Peter Twist, in Grand Avenue Smithfield. (c) Niki Gorick, 2014 - see her Website for more photos & account of her own visit.

The tour is a great opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the City of London’s last surviving food market first hand. It focuses on the workings of the famous Central Market at Smithfield but will also cover:

  • The fabric of the market which has evolved over a thousand years
  • The long and turbulent history of Smithfield
  • The growth of the notorious cattle market
  • The gaiety of Bartholomew Fair

For safety reasons people attending this walk must be at least sixteen years and each tour group is limited to twelve people.

Please note that because of the restriction on numbers your booking will only be valid when it is confirmed. This tour books up quickly.

Bookings can also be made for groups on other dates - please contact smithfield@cityoflondonguides.com for details.

You will be met at Barbican Underground Station by your guide. Please note that you must be present at 06:00 as the tour will leave on time. Please bring a stong (cool) bag for any purchases. There are often bargains to be had towards the end of the night's trading.

Please check your travel arrangements at Transport for London's Journey Planner.


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