Smithfield Market is the UK's largest wholesale meat market. There's been a livestock market on the site for over 800 years but the current buildings were opened in 1868, although there was a small amount of bomb damage from world war two.
The market consists of three listed buildings. Other market buildings have been demolished in recent years, and Museum of London has plans to move into the General Market Building in the next few years.
The wider area of Smithfield, in Farringdon, is also home to St Bartholomew's Hospital and London's oldest surviving church, St-Bartholomew-The-Great.