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London's Markets: From Smithfield to Portobello Road

253 pages3 hours


The first comprehensive account of London's major markets from Roman times to the present dayLondon is a city of markets: markets in meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, money, insurance, shipping, and, occasionally, in stolen goods. Stephen Halliday's book is a comprehensive account of the often lurid and controversial history of its markets from Roman Londinium to the London of Boris Johnson as well as a guide to visiting them—and emerging with a bargain.

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