Smithfield Market
Tenants’ Association
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Smithfield really comes into its own at Christmas as the traders decorate their stalls and open additionally the weekend before Christmas (18th and 19th December) – there is a wonderful atmosphere.  As well as the traditional meats – turkeys, hams etc, the full range of meat products is available.

Photo Credit: Isobel Ward

Photo Credit: Isobel Ward

Photo Credit: Isobel Ward

Photo Credit: Isobel Ward


Market Opening Times:

Normal opening hours from Midnight to 7am until Friday 10 December

Monday 13 December to Friday 24 December – Market Open from Midnight to 7am (including Saturdays and Sundays)

Saturday 25 December – Market Closed

Sunday 26 December – Market Closed

Monday 27 December – Market Closed

Tuesday 28 December – Market Closed

Wednesday 29 December – Market Open from Midnight to 7am

Thursday 30 December – Market Open from Midnight to 7am

Friday 31 December – Market Open from Midnight to 7am

Saturday 1 January Market Closed

Sunday 2 January – Market Closed

Monday 3 January – Market Closed

From Tuesday 4 January 2022 – Market Opens on weekdays from Midnight to 7am as normal.

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MONDAY to FRIDAY mornings from

Midnight to 7am

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Easter Opening 2024

The market will be closed on Good Friday, 29th March and Easter Monday, 1st April

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!