The early morning tours of the City’s historic Smithfield Market usually take place monthly on a Thursday or Friday at 6.30am. This early start should not put anyone off - this is a really unusual experience for anyone interested in history, food and Victorian architecture. As if that wasn’t tempting enough, the tour provides a perfect opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the City of London’s last surviving market at first hand and in full flow. It focuses on the workings of the famous meat market but will also cover:
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: £15+ Eventbrite Booking fee
Where: Street level entrance to the Barbican Underground Station
Book: via Eventbrite
If you have any questions about the tour please email us at email@example.com. And if you want to learn more about Smithfield's bloody past, why not go on our popular 'Dark Side of the City' tour, which take place on Friday mornings.
Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick
Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Note: the cut-off time for booking our daily walks is 21:00hrs the night before. If we don't have any bookings then the walk will not take place.
In addition, in the evening you can take a stroll along the river to admire London's bridges, now beautifully lit thanks to the Illuminated River Project. Find out more here
If you would like to organise your own walk, lecture or a virtual tour, then please use our Find a Guide section. If you're a member of an Arts Society or a U3A group we'd love to take you on a tour of the City. And if you're a company based in the City who would like to organise a social event for your work colleagues, why not book an evening walk with us? As guides we know where all the good pubs are!
Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible.