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Leadenhall Market

Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
0207 909 1073
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Leadenhall is a thriving Victorian covered retail centre with a wide...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was very impressed with how the market has been conserved and converted. It's especially nice a night when all lit up and at this time of year with a Christmas tree it's very festive. Nice selection of pubs and restaurants so definitely worth a try if visiting the area.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I love the hustle and bustle of this place, situated in the heart of the city of London. I usually stop for a pint and watch the financial whiskies pouncing about in their sharp suits...maybe I'm a bit odd but I enjoy the vibe of the place and the historic architecture is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Paid a visit at the weekend back to this market where I used to hang out regularly when I worked in the area. Unfortunately a lot of the old traditional market stalls and individual shops/restaurants have been replaced by high street chains. But the atmosphere and visuals have been retained, and the traditional pubs are still there, heaving on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I love this place, more for the architecture than anything else. It's not very big, but it's home to a few lovely shops as well as a couple places to grab a pint and a snack. If you are in the are pop on over for a quick view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

J.K Rowling used Leadenhall Market as an inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series. We visited the market and it was easy to see how it could inspire her to write. It was the early afternoon and there weren't too many people around making it easy to geek out. If you're a fan of Harry Potter take ten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is mostly high end clothes type shops and restaurants so if you want food Borough market is the place to go. Lovely architecture though and where some of Harry Potter was filmed but not terrible exciting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Leadenhall Market is not a standard destination, and largely used by locals in the City during the week, but it is worth a look if you're a visitor in the area. It's not a traditional market with stalls, but rather a collection of nice shops and eateries within the Victorian market structure. It's a nice place to have a meal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a lovely lunch at Cheese, Leadenhall Market, sitting outside watching the world go by. The market is not traditional in that it does not have market stalls, just a delightful mix of eateries, bespoke shops and bars. A great place to enjoy a city lunch or drink in Olde world surroundings.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I saw leadenham mkt on a TV program and triggered my curiosity. so when on a trip to see the poppies at the tower of london we walked to the market, about 1/2 mile away. It was a sunday and did not relies that it is all closed for the day, however although empty, you can see all the Victorian... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited the market building on a Sunday morning when there were only a handful of other tourists around. It was lovely to have time to admire the architecture of what is a lovely building. So many small features to discover. If you want to visit shops or restaurants them Sunday isn't the day for you but if you just... More 

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