Long Lane, London, EC1. Photo © Roger Dean 2014
Sketches in London – James Grant, 1838:
Bartholomew Fair, or Bartlemy Fair, as the cockneys call it, is held once every year. It takes place in September, in Smithfield-market, which is in the very heart of London, and is opened with great pomp and circumstance by the Lord Mayor and others of the city authorities.