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Smithfield Market, London - The Beginning of the End


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Smithfield Market in London has been the main meat market for over 800 years, but is closing down its ancient site and moving to the far away suburbs in east London. The poultry section will be gone by the end of the month and the rest will relocate over the next five years.

 

This has been predictable for a long time. London's fruit and vegetable market in Covent Garden (as seen in the movie My Fair Lady) relocated in 1974 when it became impractible to have hudrends of trucks arriving in the centre of London in the middle of the night through the narrow streets. It is now a major tourist site and legally protected against further development. The meat will become a new site for The Museum of London.

 

Story with pictures here from the Guardian

 

 

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