Starting off at Long Lane which is on the south side of the Market. Smithfield's market has been a meet market for centuries and is the last remaining wholesale market in Central London. In previous times, Smithfield was a place for public gatherings and executions; William Wallace was executed there in 1305.
There are three roads that pass through the market - Grand Avenue, East Poultry Avenue and West Poultry Avenue and I managed to get passable pictures of the first two. First up is Grand Avenue -
The cock Tavern is on East Poultry Street and doesn't have the typical pub frontage. By all accounts it does a fantastic English breakfast, as it should situated at a meat market.
The north side of the Market is on Charterhouse Street. The following shot shows part of the outside of Fabric nightclub.
Charterhouse Street runs all the way to Holborn. Just before the junction with Holborn is Shoe Lane, which I was going to pass and come back to another day. However I saw a rickshaw driver (struggling somewhat even though he had no passengers), so stopped for a photo.
Onto Holborn and this shot is taken outside the Melton Mowbray pub.
Close by is a side street called Dyers building.
Off the southern side of Holborn Circus lies New Fetter lane, and connecting it with Fetter Lane is Bartlett's Passage; there is no street sign here, nor is it named on Google Maps, but it is on Bing Maps. Another case of having to check multiple maps.
On New Fetter Lane is a new looking office and shopping complex, with a square, New Street Square, in the middle. Some musicians were playing whilst I was there and attracting a crowd, but I was too busy looking for an image to notice what they were playing. I love the reflection in the water that I manage to capture in the following picture.
Back to Fetter Lane and a bit of a nothing shot. Having since notices that Fetter Lane goes all the way down to Fleet Street, I will try and get a better image at some point, but for now I have marked it off on the list.
Just along from here is a little passage, Greystoke Place, with another round the corner Mac;s Place.
At the end of Greystoke Place is Cursitor Street, which I didn't photograph. But just off it is a little private square, Printers Inn Court.
Cursitor Street leads onto Chancery Lane, another street for another day, but just off it is the wonderfully named Quality Court.This picture is taken from the courtyard looking down the passage towards Chancery Lane.
That's it for this week, but I am glad to be exploring a new area.