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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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A Victorian Mall in the Heart of The City and London's "Heartless' Banking Centre.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Burlington, Canada

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

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 NEW

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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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Berwick, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Enjoyed walking through this area of London and of course it's Harry Potter association adds a lovely point of interest.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really enjoyed walking through here with friends. Several curiosities and things to look at and which help imaging what it was like in its prime. A lot of suits swanning around on weekdays and after work where real ales and fancy wines are consumed in quantities.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mostly working ppl milling about during lunch and post lunch, wearing coats and drinking beer. Not much to do but the place is beautiful, do drop by after visiting the nearby Bank Of England Museum

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although not a market as such, but shops of varying products, the Leadenahall Market is must to see. The architure is beautiful and the cobbled pavements are reminiscent of days gone by. A hive of activity during the working week but rather quiet place to visit on the weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A beautiful covered arcade which has been on site since the 14th century and is now in its Victorian incarnation. At 90 Gracechurch Street there is a barber shop which is above the original Roman Forum site. Although there are no notices or signs, you can go inside, then downstairs, through the basement barber shop to a glass wall with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had fun walking through one of the inspirations for Diagon Alley. Walk around and enjoy a beautiful and historic market.

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Address: Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England
Phone Number: 0207 909 1073
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London

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