Place    From /6/1855  To 1963

Caledonian Market

Categories: Commerce, Food & Drink

Caledonian Cattle Market, built in 1855 by J. B. Bunning, and demolished after WW2.

Caledonian Market was held in the area now partly occupied by Caledonian Park, the large area bounded by what are now (clockwise): Hungerford Road, Hartham Road, Caledonian Road, Brewery Road, York Way.  Built to replace the over-crowded Smithfield live-stock market, it gradually changed in the early 20th century and ended its days as a flea-market. For a summary of how it was developed into a housing estate see Chris Pullen.

2021: The Islington Gazette reported (with photo) that one of the cast iron bull's heads that used to be part of the gate posts for the market was up for auction. The only other known surviving head is held by the Museum of London.

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Caledonian Market

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Copenhagen House and Caledonian Market

Historic Site Copenhagen House, famous tavern & tea-garden, stood here f...

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Hatchards Bookshop

Hatchards Bookshop

Claimed to be the oldest bookshop in London.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Fountain Tavern

Fountain Tavern

Here the political opponents of Sir Robert Walpole met, using the title of the Fountain Club. Since the Kit-Cat Club, Walpole's supporters, also met here, we have to trust that the landlord arrange...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
Robert Horner

Robert Horner

Last private owner of Spitalfields fruit and vegetable market.  Came from Essex, worked in the market and managed to buy the lease in 1875.  Forced to sell to the City of London in 1920.

Person, Commerce, Property

2 memorials
Pope’s Head Tavern

Pope’s Head Tavern

From British History:  "...'Pope's Head', mentioned as early as the reign of Edward IV. Here, in the reign of Henry VI., wine was sold at a penny a pint, without charge for bread."

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
First pub outside Ireland to have bottled Guinness

First pub outside Ireland to have bottled Guinness

The Tipperary pub, Fleet Street, was the first pub outside Ireland to have bottled Guinness and later draft.

Concept, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial