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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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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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Visited while closed, but still enjoyable

We visited on a Sunday evening. We were in the area, looking to kill some time before a 7:30 reservation. We enjoyed wandering through and looking at the beautiful building. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Natalie-Lynn87
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not so much a market but more of an arcade . Reminds me a bit of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan but not so grand but still very pretty.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening. We were in the area, looking to kill some time before a 7:30 reservation. We enjoyed wandering through and looking at the beautiful building. We enjoyed the fact that it was so empty as it allowed us to get some great photos.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This area has been a marketplace since the early 14th Century and it has a very interesting history. The current striking and very Victorian wrought iron and glass structure dates back to 1881 and although its former use as a wholesale market is now long past it is busy nowadays with City workers and visitors who have a large choice... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful market place in the City of London that's filled with cafes and shops, Leadenhall is probably one of my favourite markets in London. I love the colour and the striking tone of its architecture. Leadenhall was originally a meat market, situated right in the centre of Roman London. Since the Great Fire, the market has been rebuilt. The Victorian... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a hotel nearby during a mid week stay and experienced the Market in its full glory. all shops and cafes open, throngs of people enjoying the outside terraces or entering the shops. The building itself oozes charm and history and you could imagine the original market stalls and the noise of the vendors all those years ago.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came across this by chance when I was walking through London's oldest district, The City. It reminded me of some of the great covered shopping arcades of continental Europe---especially the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. This place is High Victorian opulence at its most splendid! The market is bright inside because of all the panes of glass in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read amazing things about Leadenhall but went on a Saturday around 4pm and EVERYTHING was closed minus two pubs. Also saw pictures of a book ceiling which no longer exists:(

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice old market that is now full of expensive high street chains, a couple of old pubs and some eateries. Pity that Pizza Express is in here, definitely cheapens it! The architecture is nice (look up!) and the cobblestones add to the feel. There is a huge Christmas tree here in December. It's where many of the scenes... More 

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

Loads of bars and a diverse food scene means you can eat for a few quid or a few hundred depending on your appetite and wallet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only here on weekdays but even on weekends has a magical, Harry Potter charm. Take a City walk when it's less busy and it is truly wonderful!

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