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Smithfield Market is the largest market in London and probably the oldest as it has been selling meat and livestock for over 800 years. It was originally called Smooth Field and was located outside the city walls. The market place was also used for public executions, perhaps the most famous of which was the execution of William Wallace in 1305.

Meat and poultry in the UK are usually priced according to Smithfield Market prices and almost 120,000 tonnes of produce are sold in the market each year. The market has been refurbished and is now regarded as one of the most modern markets in the world which is housed in a Victorian building.

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