City of London Guides are the official guides for Smithfield Market, and the only guides accredited to guide inside the market during trading hours.
All tours take place early in the morning since this is essentially a night market where trading ends around 0730. All our tours start from Barbican Underground Station. You need to be present at the street entrance to the station by the advertised time as our tours always leave promptly. Our occasional extra early Monday, Tuesday or Thursday tours set off at 06:00 when trading is in full swing and they are well worth the earlier start. Our regular monthly Wednesday tours are scheduled to leave at 0645 but certainly no later than 0700, so as to catch the end of the night's trading.