Billingsgate moved to Docklands in the 1980s after 600 years in the City but continues to be your best bet for fresh fish and seafood. Get here early – though not as as early as the restaurateurs and fishmongers who arrive around 3am – and relish the atmosphere while making your purchases. Watch out for the porters, who lug crates of fish around all day and bruise ankles with their heavy wooden trolleys, and also the Billingsgate seal, fat on scraps, which lives in the neighbouring dock. There’s a training school to help you get your head around all aspects of seafood.
|Venue name:||Billingsgate Market||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||7am-2.30pm Mon-Fri; 6am-10am Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Canary Wharf|