Smithfield Market
Tenants’ Association
020 7248 3151

Visitor Information

How to get to Smithfield 
Smithfield Market is located in the City of London and is close to landmarks such as the Barbican, St Paul’s Cathedral and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

The nearest tube stations are Farringdon and Barbican – the market is only a few minutes walk from each.

Opening Times
The market at Smithfield is open MONDAY to FRIDAY MORNINGS from Midnight to 7am but is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Although some selling takes place until mid-morning, to see the market at its best and find the full range of stalls open, visitors and buyers should arrive well before 7am.

Business customers wanting to pre-order should contact their chosen suppliers to arrange collection/delivery times.

Parking is available at the Rotunda car park which has 581 parking spaces including six designated electric vehicle charging bays. There are loading bays for vans and lorries around the market. There is also a goods lift to carry stock into the car park if required. Market customers get a special car park rate of £1.50 between 9pm – 10am for up to 3 hours Sunday to Friday, if it is over 3 hours it is £3. However visitors should also remember that Smithfield is within the Congestion Charge Zone which starts at 7am.

If using a satellite navigation system use the postcode – EC1A 9PS.

The City Guides offer a walking tour of Smithfield Market. Tours take place once a month, starting at 6:30am and lasting an hour and a half. Booking is essential

GeoTourist welcomes the launch of phase one of their Epic England collection – The Farringdon Ring. This was in partnership with The Charterhouse and other local places of interest to form one tour. Please click here to view the tour. 



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!