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"Hot Peascods!" London street food through the ages

illustration of nineteenth century street food seller
  • ​Free, outdoor exhibition
  • 17 - 29 September, Aldgate Square EC39 1AF 
  • 1 - 16 October, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE 

London streets were always full of places to buy food, with whole sections of the City devoted to selling fish, meat, garlic, milk, strawberries and even pea soup. The streets were also walked by men and women who carried food to sell in baskets, trays and barrows. This outdoor exhibition from Guildhall Library presents images of street food and hawkers from the sixteenth century onwards.

Published:
15 August 2019
Last Modified:
16 August 2019

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