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Leadenhall Market

#179 of 1,530 things to do in London
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City of London
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Address: Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England
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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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Decent place for a quick lunch for those working in the area!

I have only ever visited the market to get lunch as I work in the area. It is an attraction for those visiting the city or new to the area. Lots of shops and restaurants!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have only ever visited the market to get lunch as I work in the area. It is an attraction for those visiting the city or new to the area. Lots of shops and restaurants!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worked close to this wonderful space for many years and always enjoyed spending time there. This visit was no exception. The architecture and decoration is breath taking and there's a unique atmosphere pretty much any time of the day. It's great when it's full of office workers shopping, eating at one of the restaurants or enjoying a drink at its... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great iconic location in the city of London, for Harry Potter fans the entrance to the Leakey cauldron is actually an opticians in one of the market side streets Some good drinking holes but remember the prices will be high due to the location

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very old market from 1881 . Architecture is beautiful. The bars were packed with celebrating young people who work around and all were outside of the bar holding beer glasses and chatting . A small stage was erected for singers at lunch time. I love walking around here in different seasons.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on my list of markets and its so beautiful! Not really for shopping its mostly restaurants, but if your in the area you must stop and have a bite

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to work opposite this place and take it for granted I suppose but I have not been here for a while and came at night. It was heaving at it was just before Xmas and City workers were out for a drink. I think a Friday evening is a great time to visit as the place is alive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Came upon this place for a drink on a recent visit to London. Has a great vibe about it. Pity there weren't more independent places to eat there but for a drink it's great. Even better knowing the High Potter link.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I'd seen pictures and online reviews which prompted our visit although it is somewhat smaller than we expected. That said, the Victorian setting is architecturally striking and would be worth a visit even without the shops. There are a number of bars and restaurants as well as modern shops such as Hobbs and The Pen Shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

It is a nice little market. It was done up for Christmas when I was here. It was one of the sets from the early Harry Potter films. Also in the area you can get some good views of the cheese grater, the gherkin, and the walkie talkie skyscrapers (I don't know the official names, but these are the commonly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a multi functional space You can go for a proper pint or a posh bottle of wine You can get pizza or fantastic Vietnamese food on the go Some great boutiques Worth a wander if you are passing Gets mobbed Thu evening as the bars spill onto the cobbles

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