Hear how Smithfield meat market has changed throughout its 800 year history and experience its working life first-hand on this special tour. The walk takes you right into the heart of the Smithfield area where you will learn about the workings of London’s last and most famous central market. It explores how the area has evolved over the years, with stories of its long and turbulent history, the growth of the cattle market and the gaiety of the Bartholomew Fair. You will also get a chance to meet the traders and buyers that bring the place to life. Tours begin at 7am at Barbican Underground Station and end in West Smithfield. The tours last for approximately an hour and a half.