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NameTradeAddressSpecialtyDescriptionEstablished Year
Bear Key&Queenhithe grain & meal docks above London Bridge        
Billingsgate fish and coal Billingsgate Wharf on Lower Thames St. fish and oysters Famous for bad Language oldest London market began about 1016 1698 est. as fishmarket -1874
Covent Garden vegetables, herbs, flowers, hedgehogs & fruits at Long Acre, St. Martin, Drury Lane, & the Strand theatre & girls at night 1828-31 Charles Fowler rebuilt the market began 1656 at Bedford House 1678 - present
Clare meat and fish   pork Home to butchers and greengrocers est. by Earl of Clare in 17th century closed 1900
Farringdon flowers, vegetables   watercress girls shops let for 15s per week Established when Fleet was cleared 1830 - June 1892, now a Saturday book market
flea marketused furniture          
Fleet vegetables and, meat       set up when Stock's was displaced, rebuilt in 1839 1733 -1830
Leadenhall meat, poultry, cheese, herbs and leather Grace Church St. game, poultry contained 3 yards:
beef, victuals, vegetables
Named for mansion of Neville family, rebuilt in 1666 14th century to present
Newgate St. mutton         closed 1868
Smithfield livestock outside city wall St. Bartholomew's Fair until 1855 largest meat market in England during 19th century 11th century began as Smooth field, 1855 became meat market est 1638 by Royal Charter as Cattle market
  used clothing at Smithfield        
St. James veal          
Stocks fruit and vegetables       moved to Farringdon St. in 1737, rebuilt in 1839 -1839
  cheese Thames St.        
Tattersall's blooded Horses Hyde Park Corner Auctions Palladian Mayfair est. 1766

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