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Leadenhall Market

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Address: Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England
Phone Number: 0207 909 1073
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 beautifully restored market area in the heart of the city A surprising variety of shops,restaurants and bars Well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Architecture. Lots of shopping. Good pubs and restaurants. And you can see the blue door that was the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter movies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I love this place brings back many happy times when I worked at KB 20 Fenchurch St with some great people. Remember the hand cut smoked Salmon Mmmmmmmmmmmm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A beautifully restored market area in the heart of the city A surprising variety of shops,restaurants and bars Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Leadenhall market is very cool, just a short walk from Liverpool Street and located near The Gherkin the deco of the shops makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. There is an alleyway that has books hanging off the ceilings which looks amazing. You have some nice restaurants, bars and chained food places in there too - plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Being in the city, the best times to visit is Mon-Friday, go at lunchtime and pop into a cafe or pub for lunch. Fascinating place, beautiful architecture, lots upmarket shops and food stores. Have your shoes shone and people watch!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After visiting the Sky Garden of the Walkie Talkie, a very short walk away is the Leadenhall Market. A very old Market from the 15th century that has been refurbished recently, very beautiful. The arcades are gorgeous, with cobblestone streets, nice food shops, restaurants and even an art installation with books in one of the market alleys. We had lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is really worth visiting Leadenhall Market just to look at the beautiful Victorian architecture that has been so well maintained. There are also plenty of places to eat and drink, people watch or shop. A lot of the shops are high end and quite expensive but it is still fun to window shop. Because the market is close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Leadenhall market is a gorgeously restored Victorian market. It was fun to see the place where several scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Even if you're not a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you can appreciate the wonderful ambiance of this Victorian market, or gallery as it would be called if in Paris. We enjoyed a cappuccino in a café whilst relaxing and soaking in the atmosphere before venturing out to the other attractions and tourist magnets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Leadenhall Market is a beautifully maintained Victorian arcade of boutique shops. There has been a market on this site since the 14th Century. Even before then this was a meeting place. Beneath your feet are the remains of London's Roman Forum, a tiny piece of which can be seen in the basement of Nicholson & Griffin barbers at 90 Gracechurch... More 

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