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Billingsgate Market


Billingsgate Market Billingsgate is perhaps the oldest market in London. The wharf has long been a busy place where one can purchase such delicacies as lobster, herrings, turtle, and turbot imported from America.
Billingsgate was officially established by parliament as a fish market in 1698. Fishmongers and fishwives also wandered the streets of London in search of customers.

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