Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market, London: Hours, Address, Leadenhall Market Reviews: 4/5

Leadenhall Market
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Flea & Street Markets
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Monument • 4 min walk
  • Bank • 5 min walk
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nicolacowan87
High Wycombe, UK152 contributions
Visited Leadenhall market whilst walking the Great Fire of London Trail, stopping for lunch at one of the restaurants inside the market, it was busy for a weekday lunchtime, and there were plenty of places to eat and clothes shop open. The architecture of the market is beautiful I can see where a certain author got their inspiration from. Most of the restaurants close at 2 pm as the workers go back, but some do still stay open.
Written June 11, 2022
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APhipps90
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Friends
I’m reasonably local, so this review is mainly for the benefit of visitors who’d be forgiven for a few assumptions. The market is beautiful and can indeed be a hive of activity but it comes with a few caveats! It’s located in the middle of the city’s financial district- meaning it’s dead at the weekends with many shops closed. Not many live around here, so it largely caters for city workers. Coming during the week is better. Also, it’s not a living ‘market’ in the same way as Borough market. It has much historical value, going back to the Romans (you can see the ruins in the basement of Nicholas & Griffin- go in, they’re lovely and will let you look!) , but is now more of a small covered mall. In short, it’s very pretty and great for some photos, do go if you’re in the area- just don’t build your whole day around it. It’s close to the monument, London Bridge and the Tower of London so have a look whilst you’re there :) A must for Harry Potter fans too. Enjoy your stay!
Written June 4, 2022
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Dr Tony M
London, UK789 contributions
Interesting area to wisit and walk around - explore some of the small alleys near by.
A good place for a bar snack and drink is the half moon. Lunch times is a but busy - full of young city times who have never heard of social distancing and think that wearing masks only applies to the Lone Ranger.
Written August 30, 2020
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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,772 contributions
This is a very interesting historical place to visit, even without the Harry Potter associations! At the moment (July 2021) they have neon installations in various unoccupied shops, set up by God's Own Junkyard. They also have various art display installations. Many of the restaurants have set up outdoor dining areas and this is perfect as the whole place is covered, so you are inside but outside! On thursdays and fridays they have a three piece band playing. Some interesting shops to see too. Well worth a visit.
Written July 23, 2021
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Visit Blighty
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Leadenhall Market is something pretty special and a little hard to explain. Firstly it’s a covered market which is a city institute meaning that although the space is open all the time the quality shops and restaurants are only open on working days and that’s when there is a real vibe and buzz. Having had brunch at the nearby Duck & Waffle I was keen to show Leadenhall to some freinds who had never heard of it and around Christmas it was a magical spot to take them to.

Leadenhall Market always has this wonderful ornate Victorian look to it with opulent colours and cobbled streets, but dressed in its festive finery including a large Christmas Tree and live singer belting out Christmas ballads in front of it, it could not have been more perfect. Especially with only a few days before the big day the spirit was palpable.

The Market dates from the 14th century. Yet it’s very cool to see that and then contemporary Lloyds within a stones throw. Amazing how such extremes of architecture all work together.

Leadenhall Market was also used in the filming of Harry Potter which only adds to its credentials. It was used as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The entrance to wizard’s pub, the Leaky Cauldron, is in real life an optician in Bull’s Head Passage in Leadenhall Market.

It oozes character and has a happy bustle to it. It’s something different and I feel only enhances a trip to London.
Written January 13, 2020
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UOtterTravel
Port Saint Lucie, FL1,285 contributions
We were exploring London sites that we had not seen on previous visits to the city and this market was on the list. The architecture is beautiful and the market is filled with shops, restaurants, and pubs. Sections were cordoned off due to renovations/restorations.

Parts of one of the Harry Potter movies, as well as other movies, were filmed here. My husband saw advertising for a Harry Potter tour, but since we aren't fans of the franchise, we didn't go on it. We had lunch, but it wasn't very good.

If you're in the area, it's worth stopping for a look around, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.
Written March 25, 2020
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Sunshine123_13
Taplow UK3 contributions
Very disappointed. Took a group of 38 on a Saturday after googling and it said the market is open Yes it is but not the shops just a couple of pubs. It was dead. Even the photos of the publicity shots are not what it looks like during the day, it is poetic licence. Just beware do not visit on a weekend.
Written March 7, 2022
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LesleyDublin
Dublin171 contributions
We came out of a visit to the Sky Garden and Leadenhall Market is very close, just a few minutes walk. The interior is stunning. As it was lunchtime it was very busy with numerous restaurants serving lunch. The door used to go into Diagon Alley in The Harry Potter films is here. It is now painted white. We had to ask a policeman where it was as all the pictures show it as blue. It is an opticians now and there is a sign which says Migraine Clinic. The shop beside it is painted red and blue and is number 42. That may help anyone looking for it.
Written July 13, 2022
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ziggy_camp
Memphis, TN595 contributions
I wouldn't consider Leadenhall a true market; rather, it is a covered area with shops and restaurants, which was nice for rainy days. As Leadenhall is located near a financial area, many business men and women gathered here during the lunch time. Although the restaurants looked formal-ish, the food was reasonably priced. As a tourist, spend your time at other markets first and leave this for the end if you have extra time.
Written January 23, 2020
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hnmrocks
Marstons Mills, MA377 contributions
Couples
We wandered thru this covered market on a quiet Sunday when most everything was closed except a pub. Had to stop here to get photos for our son's girlfriend who loves Harry Potter. You can see where they filmed the scene with Harry and Hagrid for Diagon Alley. A fun little stop
Written January 4, 2020
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