Category Archives: Subj_Markets

Cheapside – A Medieval Market

Above: The name ‘Cheapside’ as it appears on the Copper Engraving (c1550). We also catch a glimpse of the Elizabethan houses that lined the street. “Mini Lecture” As you walk around the City today, several features distract your attention. The … Continue reading

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Leadenhall Market

Above: Entrance to Leadenhall Market from Gracechurch Street. Most of London’s streets and ancient buildings tend to have interesting names but because we have lived with those names since children we often say the name without really thinking about what … Continue reading

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City of London Markets

Above: Outline map showing the City’s markets and the new proposed site at Dagenham (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). The City of London has had several important markets which have been in existence for hundreds of years. Some … Continue reading

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New Covent Garden Market

Above: The loading bay of the new premises and, in the distance, the vehicle entrance for market traders. If you think all the buildings in London are always in the same place then it has been a long time since … Continue reading

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Smithfield Market

Above: View at night of the side of the Victorian market buildings facing the City. The large open space that is still known as Smithfield today was from Norman times in use as a cattle market for the City of … Continue reading

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Borough Market

Above: A view inside the market buildings probably in the 1920s. This is one of only a handful of pictures that exist from the early years of the 20th century. The present site of the market is at the junction … Continue reading

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