Museum of London set to move following planning green light

26th April 2023 | Jack Oliver

Plans to relocate the Museum of London have been given the green light by councillors, in a move which will see the redevelopment of a number of historic market buildings.

Planning permission and listed building consent have been granted, giving developers the go-ahead to start work on the West Smithfield site.

The destination will also undergo a rebrand, becoming The London Museum.

The City of London Corporation say the new museum will become one of the capital’s top 10 visitor attractions and will bring over 2 million visitors a year to the area. The development is part of the group’s Destination City Initiative which aims to enhance the Square Mile’s leisure offer to create a leading UK destination.

The planning application covers the General Market and the Poultry Market, as well as a group of buildings known as The Annex, which includes the Fish Market, Red House, and Engine House.

Shravan Joshi, chairman of the City of London Corporation planning applications sub-committee, said: “As well as being an exceptional attraction in its own right, the new museum will bring substantial economic, environmental, cultural and social benefits for London as whole.”


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