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 are open MONDAY to FRIDAY from 2am but are 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 by 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 7am 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 from 2am (visitors and buyers should arrive by 7am to find full range of stalls open) Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.


As a vital part of the food supply chain in the UK, Smithfield Market Traders in association with the City of London, their landlord, are committed to maintaining business as usual at the Market. Please note that access is via Grand Avenue where a queuing system is in place to ensure social distancing.

We are open as usual Monday to Friday from 2am to 8am. 


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