Billingsgate Market, by the Thames immediately above the custom house, for fish.
Scenes of remarkable activity may be witnessed here and at Billingsgate in the early hours of the morning when the stock is brought in and the wholesale distributions are carried on.
In 1894 the number of boxes of Scottish salmon delivered at Billingsgate market in London was 15,489, and in 1903 it was 15,103, being more than half of the salmon received then from all parts of Europe, including Irish and English consignments.
Scotch salmon at Billingsgate was then fetching 2s 6d [15p in decimal coinage] a pound wholesale.
hulk moored in the Thames, roughly opposite Billingsgate, for 40 years.