Save Smithfield Market


As well as ordinary Londoners, our supporters includes celebrities who are coming forward as they realise this may be the last opportunity to retain and preserve, for the benefit of all the Capital’s residents and visitors, a valuable part of London’s heritage.

Helen McCrory “London’s greatness is fuelled by its landscapes. Its churches, its palaces and parks, its markets and squares, these great buildings inspire us, remind us of our history. Remove Smithfield and we lose that history forever, it’s no longer ours to enjoy anymore. Don’t tear down Smithfield General Market and Annex with their wonderful market halls, or London will become a duller place.” Actress Helen McCrory who starred in Skyfall that was shot at Smithfield Market

Supporters include:

Alan Bennett (playwright, screenwriter, actor and author)

Carolyn Bouquet (actress, model and French citizen)

The Lord Cormack

Helene Darroze (chef at The Connaught)

Nicky Haslam (interior designer)

Fergus Henderson (chef, St John Restaurant on St John Street)

Glenda Jackson MP

Dan Jarvis MP

Julian Lloyd Webber

Xtian Louboutin (shoe designer Christian Louboutin)

Patrick Marber (playwright)

Fay Maschler (restaurant critic, The Evening Standard)

Simon Rogan (chef, Claridges)

Patricia Routledge (actor)

Bob Russell MP

Lord Salisbury

Kristin Scott Thomas (actress)

The Marquis of Salisbury

Nik Slingsby (Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Cities of London and Westminster)

Gavin Stamp (writer and architectural historian

Carolyn Steel (author, Hungry City, How Food Shapes Our Lives)

Rory Stewart MP

Ellen Von Unwerth (photographer)

Cllr Richard Watts (Leader, LB Islington)

Jeanette Winterson (author)

Public bodies supporting the SAVE campaign include:

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

The London Borough of Islington

The Charterhouse

The Council for British Architecture

The Twentieth Century Society

The Ancient Monuments Society

The Heritage of London Trust

English Heritage, in a volte face, is de facto supporting the Henderson scheme, saying that it does not cause ‘substantial harm’ to the Smithfield Conservation Area, although they opposed the demolition of the General Market in a previous Public Inquiry.


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