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James Burden Ltd

Dynamic and innovative, James Burden Ltd is a market leader in the wholesaling and distribution of poultry, meat and game. Trading from four specialist outlets within the famous market at Smithfield, where the company has been established for over 30 years, James Burden Ltd. has the reputation and resources to ensure continuity and supply to wholesalers, retailers, processors and caterers who demand consistent high quality. In a fast moving market, where the bargains struck set prices throughout the UK, customers appreciate the value and personal service we provide, and the opportunity to see exactly what they are buying – whether the purchase is counted in dozens of pallets or a single item. Customers, can of course, use their own transport to take their purchases with them, although many now opt for the convenience of our prompt delivery service – saving the cost and inconvenience of bringing a large vehicle into the City.

Meeting every requirement, our product selection includes: Poultry fresh, frozen and further processed. Game and speciality products. A full range of red meat cuts. Provisions and delicatessen products. A wide choice of halal meats sourced from suppliers worldwide, all of our produce is fully accredited and quality assured backed by traceability from farm to table. And our high volumes and fast turnover ensure freshness, product excellence and competitive pricing for all our customers.

All our partners are audited by us as compliant with all current EU and domestic legislation, and many are fully accredited for halal slaughter and production. Besides sourcing all poultry products, we also specialise in the contractual supply of tight-calibration fresh whole chickens and portions for further processing. And all products can be supplied in gas-flushed lined cartons or returnable plastic crates to meet our customers requirements.

Boxed Beef – including Halal
Boxed Lamb – including Halal
Boxed Pork
Boxed Poultry – including Halal
Delicatessen & Provisions – Shop 41
Game – Shop 29
Also at shop 20

Contact Information

20 Central Markets

29 Central Markets
West Market Building
London EC1 9PS
Telephone: 020 7248 2388
Fax: 020 7236 2411

40 Central Markets
West Market Building
London EC1 9PS
Telephone: 020 7248 0121
Fax: 020 7329 0584

41 Central Markets
West Market Building
London EC1A 9PS
Telephone: 020 7236 8830
Fax: 020 7329 4764

219 Central Markets
London EC1A 9PS
Telephone: 020 7236 4886
Fax: 020 7236 2699


Floorplan Location





MONDAY to FRIDAY mornings from

Midnight to 7am

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Christmas Opening 

The Market will be closed on  24, 25, 26, 30, 31 December and 1 January.

Closure of Poultry Market

As part of an agreement with our landlords, the City of London, to relocate the Market to Barking and Dagenham, the traders left the Poultry Market building at the end of August this year.  The building will become part of the new Museum of London.  Smithfield Market contimues to trade from the two remaining Victorian buildings and will continue to do so until at least 2028.

We know our meat!