Come Face To Face With Giant Londoners In Smithfield

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 8 months ago
Come Face To Face With Giant Londoners In Smithfield
© Museum of London/Vicky Grout

If you go down to Smithfield today, you'll come face to face with giant Londoners; the derelict Victorian market building in West Smithfield has had a makeover ahead of the Museum of London relocating there.

Hoardings have been covered with giant photos of Londoners who live and work in the Smithfield area, including a market butcher, a Crossrail engineer, a trainee hairdresser, a goldsmith apprentice and a local café owner.

© Museum of London/Vicky Grout

The photos were all taken by 20 year old London photographer Vicky Grout, who has worked with the likes of Skepta and Stormzy.

The museum is due to leave its current home on London Wall and move to Smithfield in 2022, and is keen to emphasise that it is a museum about — and for — the people of London.

© Museum of London/Vicky Grout

There are plans for the museum to offer a cross-section view into the Thameslink tunnels, as well as displaying the last bell ever cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

© Museum of London/Vicky Grout

Keep up to date with the latest news from the new Museum of London here. Information about the current Museum of London can be found here.

Last Updated 01 August 2017