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Leadenhall Market

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Address: Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England
Phone Number: 0207 909 1073
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Description: Leadenhall is a thriving Victorian covered retail centre with a wide range...
Leadenhall is a thriving Victorian covered retail centre with a wide range of goods on sale. Its cobbled walkways and glass roof make it an attractive place to shop, eat and drink or simply to relax. Famous visitors include John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Harry Potter.
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Worth a quick stop for Harry Potter fans

From the first movie, it is easily clear that Hagrid/Harry's approach to the Leaky Cauldron was filmed here (In fact, I'm including a photo of the "entrance" to the Leaky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Food in this area had low quality at an average price but has a great atmosphere. Make sure you meet and mingle with randoms as you will be surprised at the variety of characters you will meet! @instabuilt

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went here to grab a bite on way walking around. Took a few photo's and keep moving. Not that impressive - maybe we were here on the wrong day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

From the first movie, it is easily clear that Hagrid/Harry's approach to the Leaky Cauldron was filmed here (In fact, I'm including a photo of the "entrance" to the Leaky Cauldron. If you come after work hours (we went on a Saturday) - the place is dead - it is in what is called "The City" which seems to buzz... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

All the reviews sounded great, so I figured we should have a look. And that's pretty much all we did. Streets and cafes were full off people who probably just finished work and treated themselves to a pint. It was boring, to be honest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Scenes of Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the first Harry Potter movie were filmed in this gorgeous, historic, glass covered market. We happened to arrive on Friday during Happy Hour which was made it quite lively - in a good way. It didn't seem very busy otherwise. In hindsight, it's (sadly) not surprising because no one in London... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An amazing market in the city. Beautifully maintained with a lot of character be careful on Fridays it loads up with suits after lunch and gets very merry!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I visited this pretty Victorian 'market' and although I am that glad that I did I was a bit disappointed. The place itself looks wonderful but the shops are very expensive and all the eating and drinking places were full to overflowing of corporate type people. It is in the centre of London's banking area so maybe I should have... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Returned a few months later for lunchtime drinks and wander but felt very out of place amongst the City Slickers. How do they manage to work in the afternoons having quaffed so much alcohol at lunchtime?? Go to The Lamb Tavery and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

What a beautiful place. Ornate and very grand, a Victorian Mall with roots as far back as the 15th century. This place offers plenty of Pubs, restaurants and specialty shops. It caters to the Banking and Financial fraternity but that shouldn't deter a visit. I had a wonderful pub lunch and a pint at Old Tom's Bar and the staff... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

well worth a walk around. Apparently used for Harry Potter scenes. Very atmospheric and I went through it on a Friday at lunchtime so lots of City workers starting the weekend early in the many pubs. Lovely art galleries too out in the market and posh shops.

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