London Central Markets (Smithfield Market)
East Market Building
Smithfield Market, or London Central Markets as it is officially known, is the only wholesale Market that remains located on its original site within the square mile. The East and West Market Buildings were completed in 1868, livestock and meat has been traded on the site for over 1000 years.
Where and how to find us
Market opening times:
Monday to Friday 3 am – 12 noon
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Although the Market officially closes at midday, the majority of stalls operate between 3 am and 9 am, with the busiest period being between 3 am and 6 am. Therefore, we advise you to arrive within this period in order that you have the widest choice of meat and see the Market at its liveliest.