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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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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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Fascinating old covered market not far from St. Pauls, comprising a delightful selection of boutique shops and eateries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sleaford, United Kingdom

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small crossroad of streets lined up on both sides by wines shops, eateries, pubs & stores. The signboards are all in red & gold colour. A very different look. You must visit this street at night to see it when the lights are on.Located close to Tube stations of Tower Hill, Liverpool & bank. Vehicles are not allowed inside... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating old covered market not far from St. Pauls, comprising a delightful selection of boutique shops and eateries.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just stopped by there to see the architecture and wasn't disappointed. Not much of interest to me but I imagine when built it was bursting with life.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday so everywhere was closed. This however wasn't a bad thing as the place itself is beautiful and many a great photo of the empty market was taken.

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Bedfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must, so beautiful, weird how it's so old and surrounded by modern tower blocks. full of lots of nice shops and places to eat and a couple of bars. Closed on Sunday's but still nice to have a walk around.

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful covered market where you can have a reasonably priced meal, pub-style drinks or visit numerous retail shops. Building offers great atmosphere and photo opportunities. Short walk from London Bridge. Underground and taxi access as well.

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Wollongong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I had a short trip to the market, which is exquisite in its architecture & design. A lovely atmosphere has been created there. It is very quaint & a must for Harry Potter devotees :)

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This is my favourite place in the City and I always make a stop here when I am around. The City is changing day after day, but when I step in here I feel like I am transported back in time. I like the little shops, the pubs, the iron and glass structure itself. I even visit it when the... More 

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Surrey U.K.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit, it is like going back in time. We just came across it and it was really buzzy on an early Friday night. We stopped at the cheese and port place and enjoyed some delicious cheese and bread whilst enjoying the surroundings. Ended up staying a lot longer than anticipated after a few glasses... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Close to Liverpool Street Station lies this architectural gem with vaulted, glass ceilings, red and gold ironwork, cobbles underfoot and individual shops and restaurants. Leadenhall Market feels like stepping back to Dickensian London with 21 century amenities. Look up at the stonework entrance with the market's name embossed. Take a detour to Waterstones bookshop, located just before the main entrance,... More 

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