It is business as usual at Smithfield Market during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Some changes have been put into effect to take account of the ORN/PRN and broadly these are as follows
From Sunday 22 July to Friday 14 September Market hours are extended, so that deliveries can be made earlier and sales can start from midnight or even earlier. Please check with individual shops to see what times they will be open – their contact details are available via the traders tab.
Suppliers/deliveries to the Market
We will aim to unload deliveries as early as possible staring from 6pm onwards, Sunday to Thursday (except 26/27 August as 27 August is a bank holiday). HOWEVER, you should check with all of your delivery locations for an exact time. If you are delayed on your journey to the Market, please contact the business you are delivering to or the Market security office on 020 7332 3188.
The Market will be open for sales from midnight, or slightly before, so that full advantage of the unrestricted times (midnight to 6am) on the ORN/PRN can be taken. Check with your specific shop for exact times. Please note that 27 August is a bank holiday and so the Market will be closed that day.
There will be free car parking in the Rotunda Car Park for staff and customers from 6pm to midday the following day from 22 July to 12 August and from 26 August to 9 September). Please make use of this concession to keep the roads around the Market free for traffic.
The Transport for London website contains a lot of useful Games-related information, including a Code of Practice for night time deliveries. Go to
If you need more help, please contact
John Hix, Olympic Market Adviser
Tel – 07921 646058
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Smithfield Market Tenants’ Association
Tel – 020 7248 3151
Email – email@example.com
MONDAY to FRIDAY mornings from
Midnight to 7am
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
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.