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Leadenhall Market

Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
0207 909 1073
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Ranked #44 of 456 Shopping in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Southold, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We are Harry Potter fans but happened upon this place not really knowing it's significance to the original movie. Apparently is was inspiration for Diagon Alley. It is narrow alleyways of shops, pubs and restaurants. We were there during the after hours of the working class blowing off some steam in a few pubs. They mingled amongst each other sharing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Leadenhall Market is lovely gem of a place with wonderful architecture. It contains shops and bars and fancifully the butchers where Scrooge on Christmas Day asked the boy to buy the biggest fattest turkey. Be aware that City workers throng here during office hours but also more importantly that on Saturday and Sunday all the shops etc are closed and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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125 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hoping for a wander through the iconic building, we were disappointed to be met by curt staff telling us we couldn't enter and had to go round to a side entrance. This was only to see that the whole place was taken up with cycle paraphernalia and barriers. This was a shame, as it is otherwise a nice place to... More

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was interested in visiting this location because of it's relationship to the Harry Potter movies. It was definitely cool to see. Lots of pubs and restaurants. If you visit, be sure to check out Old Tom's Bar - a very relaxing place to get a drink and cool off in the summer.

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stopped at Leadenhall Market because of it's roll as part of Diagon Alley in the first Harry Potter film, including the stop at the "door" from the original Leaky Cauldron. We didn't go into the shops themselves as we knew them to be expensive, but did get in a few touristy shots before continuing on our way. The buildings... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

So, I know London is expensive. We wanted to see leadenhall market, and believe me it is beautiful! I only wish we didn't go there starving. We ate lunch at a butcher shop with seating right in the aisles of the market. For 3 burgers and 1 grilled chicken breast, all with fries, the bill was over $100.00 USD. That... More

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Holland, Michigan
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the most elegant market I have ever been to and is well worth the visit if you are a fan of Harry Potter. It looks just like a little bit of Diagon Alley.

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Nevada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took a coach tour of London and they pointed out Leadenhall Market as the location of part of the filming in Harry Potter. Of course, the students wanted to go check it out. We went at lunch time and the place was busy with all the business men and women grabbing lunch and an ale. There was a band... More

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Tromso, Norway
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went here because I am one of Harry Potter fans :) The place were really noisy, lots of people around especially in lunch time. The building is really beautiful, Victorian style. Worth a visit. Nearest tube station: Monument.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The bars here and cheese shops and butchers and restaurants all very photogenic, we had a great drink here and were amazed at the level of noise. My visitors think that we English are quiet and reserved, shows you what reading books does for you, I explained that the country existed at something bordering on a low level riot. Good... More

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