Discover the secrets of Smithfield

Discover what lurks behind the decaying facade of Smithfield.  The General Market and Fish Market at Smithfield have been closed for twenty years awaiting a decision on refurbishment.  However, walk around the area and you will find that the main gates are open again not as a place for selling apples but for the storage of cement as part of the Thameslink refurbishment.  Have a look inside and you will see the remains of the market stalls, the hooks for hanging produce and the wooden offices suspended above the market.   A London market unchanged for maybe fifty years.

Published by Paul Lincoln

Printmaker, City of London Guide and commissioning editor Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute.

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