Billingsgate Fish Market has been in place on the Isle of Dogs since its move from Lower Thames Street, since 1982 and is the UKs largest inland fish market, covering an area of 13 acres.
A large trading hall with 98 stands and 30 shops sees 25000 tonnes of fish pass through it doors every years and this makes it a fish and seafood persons dream.
Having also been on my ‘bucket list’ since I was small, I had the chance to visit and so, having the alarm set for 03:45 one morning (the market opens from 04:00 to 09:00 only) I popped along to have a look.
A real fish lovers dream! I emerged over an hour later laden with a box of Haddock, Monkfish tails and a carrier bag size of king prawn!
I could speak about the fantastic fish all day, however this is Geocaching Blog, so let me turn my attention the Traffic Light Tree Geocache which can be found just outside the market itself. Positioned on a roundabout (not too busy at 5am) – the statue(?) is a great light gem to find in London
Ideal time to attempt this cache would be after 09:00 when the market closes as the area is busy and people can and do park right next to GZ.