Smithfield 150

The celebration of Smithfield Markets in 2018 had element of Bartholomew Fair.

Smithfield street party: Museum of London celebrates 150 years of Smithfield markets – Museum of London. November 2017

Over the August Bank Holiday in 2018, the Museum of London will join forces with the Smithfield Market Traders Association (SMTA) and others to put on a large-scale weekend street party of free, public festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic markets at Smithfield. The weekend will be reminiscent of the old St Bartholomew’s Fair and feature food, music, historic re-enactments and much more.


Tracky Crombie – Creative producer and programmer for Smithfield 150 wrote

Smithfield 150 was the first Smithfield Market annual festival, organised in collaboration with Culture Mile and curated by the Museum of London. The Culture Mile partners the Barbican, the City of London Corporation, the Guildhall, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London to deliver large scale, wide reaching projects within the City of London. 

The festival attracted 25,000 people into the heart of London for a weekend of free, family-friendly entertainment. Here is a short video created by Culture Mile about the festival:


Smithfield Market celebrates 150th anniversary – BBC News 25 August 2018