Are you an early riser? If you are, then this might be the place for you. Get up before the sun shines and get yourself over to Smithfield Market to get some of the best cuts of meat from the city’s largest wholesale meat market.
This is a beautiful Victorian-style meat market, and it has been in existence here for nearly 800 years and covers nearly 10 acres! It’s really a sight to be seen.
You’ll not only find what feels like miles of cut meat, but also fresh cheese, eggs, poultry, pies, and some very well-developed characters running the market. At 5am you don’t generally find the chipper, happy-to-be-around worker, but you will find some smirks and snarky remarks. Bring a camera with you and see what they say!
Once you’ve perused the aisles of this three-building long establishment, you may be a bit famished. If you are, you’re in luck because just across the street is The Cock Tavern where you can get a full English breakfast. Make a morning of it!