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Leadenhall Market, London

Categories: Flea Markets, Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Leadenhall Market is a covered market in London, located on Gracechurch Street but with vehicular access also available via Whittington Avenue to the north and Lime Street to the south and east, and additional pedestrian access via a number of narrow passageways.It is one of the oldest markets in London, dating from the 14th century, and is located in the historic centre of the City of London financial district.HistoryThe market dates from the 14th century. It is typically open weekdays from 10 am until 6 pm, and primarily sells fresh food; among the vendors there are cheesemongers, butchers and florists. Originally a meat, game and poultry market, it stands on what was the centre of Roman London. A number of commercial retailers are also located in the market, including clothes shops and a pen shop.The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets), make Leadenhall Market a tourist attraction.The main entrance to the market is on Gracechurch Street. The double height entrance is flanked by tall, narrow gabled red brick and Portland stone blocks in a C17 Dutch style. The adjacent buildings to the south have a continuous retail frontage which is punctuated by narrow entrances to pedestrian ways into the market.
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  • The flea market is where you buy your wand Harry Potter, is a marvel. It is an old market covered with luxurious shops and several pubs with a lively. Spectacular, superbonito, highly recommended to visit, but you do not miss it Sunday, is closed. A Friday afternoon is ideal...
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  • A very nice market that makes a great contrast to being surrounded by the great skyscrapers of the city.
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  • In my opinion it is worth getting lost in the city (i like gems Londoners princely style) and make a passage in this indoor market, very cute. If you are hungry there are places more or less edible, even a pizza express.
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  • Beautiful market place in the City of London that's filled with cafes and shops, Leadenhall is probably one of my favourite markets in London. I love the colour and the striking tone of its architecture. Leadenhall was originally a meat market, situated right in the centre of Roman London. Since the Great Fire, the market has been rebuilt. The Victorian version of Leadenhall is today a heritage listed building in London. Today, Leadenhall is a mix of chic retail, bars and restaurants. It is also a popular movie location, the famous of them all Harry Potter. For what it’s worth, I love it because of the high ceiling beauty of the arcade, the grandness and the sheer style of the place. This would be my idea of a perfect hangout spot.
  • Even though I'm not a shopper, these markets have a great range of shops whilst in keeping with the old architecture. Great pub here as well, easy to sink a few pints on an autumn afternoon
  • Not only shopping mall ! (And if you go shopping for foods, this is for quality stuff.) The place is full of fine eateries. I was at Loch Fyne and we ate like kings.
  • Amazing slice of British History. Popular filming location for adverts and also Harry Potter. Don't forget to have a pint of "mixed" in the Lamb.
  • A small and historical weekday market in the City of London. There are a selection of good-very good Eateries and Boutique Shops, as well as the ubiquitous usual high street outlets. The streets are covered by a glass and ironwork roof, making it a good place for lunch or for shopping when it is raining.
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