The City of London Guides

Published: August 15, 2018

The City of London Guides are delighted to be part of the marvellous Smithfield 150 celebrations. As this is such a fascinating and historic area of London we thought we would offer some short free guided walks within the festival site. We will tell the stories of the people who have lived, worked and died here – from the Romans who used it as a rubbish dump, tell tales of jousting kings and the terrible fate of many unfortunates who suffered for their faith, through to the noise and energy of the legendary St Bartholomew’s Fair and the Smithfield meat market. So if you would like a stroll for about half an hour around the site with one of our fully trained guides (all accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding and insured so you’re in professional hands) for an entertaining peep into history then come to our stall near the rotunda.

Sat 25 & Sun 26 Aug
11am – 6pm
Around Smithfield
Suitable all ages