Barbican and Smithfield



Meeting point

Starts and ends at St Paul's Cathedral


In a City of contrasts this walk takes in two very different and distinctive areas.
We start in the Barbican, the great modernist residential development that arose from the ashes of bombing in WWII, then on to Smithfield, once a ‘smooth field’ for jousting and fairs, now home to a meat market and London’s oldest hospital.