Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market
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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
About
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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  • Kim B
    Halstead, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be amazed by their jewellery!
    We visited friends who run a jewellery business called Beau Gems here and whilst I appreciate the owners are our friends they really do have an amazing business and their customer service is second to none. Having been in business for a number of years they know their craft and I would recommend them to anyone I met. Go visit them if you find yourselves in Leadenhall Market.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 24, 2023
  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What Charm!
    This lovely market lies on the Leadenhall Street, which also hosts other great structures like the 1600s East India Company building and the Lloyd's of London building. The Leadenhall Market stands on the site of an ancient Roman basilica. A poultry, butter and cheese Market existed here during the 14th century. It became the victim of the London Fire of 1666. It was rebuilt and expanded as a leather, wool and meat market. These days it has become an upscale shopping venue with interesting bars, shops and eateries. Efforts have been made to preserve its old world charm through glass paned roof, burgundy and gold shopfronts, classic columns and gilded railings. This market is so beautiful that it has featured in many national and international films.I felt that visit to London is not complete without a visit to this wonderful market.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Emma
    Nottingham, United Kingdom53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden surprise!
    Our trip to London was very fleeting and we had a strict itinerary. One of the things on that list was seeing the Morph statue designed by Tom Fletcher which was situated in Leadenhall Market. I didn't do any research into the place, we just went and we were blown away by the structural beauty of it. Such a fabulous find in the middle of a big city. Obviously as the name would suggest, there are shops in the market but we didn't hang around long enough to check them out, sadly. Worth going if you like beautiful buildings and structures and also if you are a 'Potterhead' (fan of Harry Potter) as some scenes from 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone' were filmed here in 2000-2001.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Ben White
    Northampton, United Kingdom1,712 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    ‘The gold and red contrast with the detailed writing is quite phenomenal.’
    We read somewhere that this inspired some scenes in the early Harry Potter films and I can see why as the architecture is amazing. The gold and red contrast with the detailed writing is quite phenomenal. Apart from that, I was veritably disappointed that the majority of the business were closed apart from a few pubs, a couple of food places and a coffee shop. Overall, I certainly wouldn’t make a special trip here, but if your passing and want to admire the beautiful architecture then I’d recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Stacey M
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    London's most beautiful Market
    This is probably the most beautiful market in London, the architecture is stunning. There are so many opportunities for photos! I didn't have the chance to stop off for food, but their was a huge variety to choose from. I'll be back next time for some culinary delights!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Geoff T
    Doncaster, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Refreshing Interlude
    Great place. Bars restaurants pubs outlets in the city. Went in a pub called The Lamb. Drinks downstairs and in the old market place food upstairs. Brilliant. The architecture is fantastic. The shops are 👍 👌
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Cheekycockney190757
    Basildon, United Kingdom8,549 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The real star is the building
    Visited multiple times previously, the last of which was on Friday 29th December 2023. I find you never really visit the market as a destination in itself but as part of a wider/supplementary visit to the area. In that sense the market provides what you want insofar as visually it is a stunning location which stimulates an attractive atmosphere. The businesses or activities within the "Market" are limited tbh, there are a few bars and eateries as well as other random businesses but whether just walking through or stopping by to eat/drink or shop the real star is the building itself.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 16, 2024
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,768 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Market
    Located in the City of London Leadenhall Market is a place where you will find city workers kicking back after a day at the office. There are lots of bars and restaurants within the market. There are also some stores where you can buy clothes, jewellery and other bits and pieces. It is a very grand building and well worth checking out if you like unusual architecture.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Harvey4455
    Coventry, United Kingdom52 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth 5 mins
    It’s okay I suppose especially if you want a bit of a Harry Potter fix, but I don’t think I’d come here for a beer. Dropped into the Lamb Tavern for a Diet Coke, £3.45! Ouch!. Still, that’s London I suppose. Otherwise the shops are okay but much like anywhere else.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 25, 2024
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Nic's Adventures
High Wycombe, UK154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
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
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • 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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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
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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ziggy_camp
Memphis, TN603 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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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Emma
Nottingham, UK53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our trip to London was very fleeting and we had a strict itinerary. One of the things on that list was seeing the Morph statue designed by Tom Fletcher which was situated in Leadenhall Market. I didn't do any research into the place, we just went and we were blown away by the structural beauty of it. Such a fabulous find in the middle of a big city. Obviously as the name would suggest, there are shops in the market but we didn't hang around long enough to check them out, sadly.

Worth going if you like beautiful buildings and structures and also if you are a 'Potterhead' (fan of Harry Potter) as some scenes from 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone' were filmed here in 2000-2001.
Written August 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK8,549 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Visited multiple times previously, the last of which was on Friday 29th December 2023. I find you never really visit the market as a destination in itself but as part of a wider/supplementary visit to the area. In that sense the market provides what you want insofar as visually it is a stunning location which stimulates an attractive atmosphere. The businesses or activities within the "Market" are limited tbh, there are a few bars and eateries as well as other random businesses but whether just walking through or stopping by to eat/drink or shop the real star is the building itself.
Written January 16, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This lovely market lies on the Leadenhall Street, which also hosts other great structures like the 1600s East India Company building and the Lloyd's of London building. The Leadenhall Market stands on the site of an ancient Roman basilica. A poultry, butter and cheese Market existed here during the 14th century. It became the victim of the London Fire of 1666. It was rebuilt and expanded as a leather, wool and meat market. These days it has become an upscale shopping venue with interesting bars, shops and eateries. Efforts have been made to preserve its old world charm through glass paned roof, burgundy and gold shopfronts, classic columns and gilded railings. This market is so beautiful that it has featured in many national and international films.I felt that visit to London is not complete without a visit to this wonderful market.
Written July 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ben White
Northampton, UK1,712 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We read somewhere that this inspired some scenes in the early Harry Potter films and I can see why as the architecture is amazing. The gold and red contrast with the detailed writing is quite phenomenal.
Apart from that, I was veritably disappointed that the majority of the business were closed apart from a few pubs, a couple of food places and a coffee shop.
Overall, I certainly wouldn’t make a special trip here, but if your passing and want to admire the beautiful architecture then I’d recommend.
Written September 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Located in the City of London Leadenhall Market is a place where you will find city workers kicking back after a day at the office. There are lots of bars and restaurants within the market. There are also some stores where you can buy clothes, jewellery and other bits and pieces.

It is a very grand building and well worth checking out if you like unusual architecture.
Written February 3, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kim B
Halstead, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We visited friends who run a jewellery business called Beau Gems here and whilst I appreciate the owners are our friends they really do have an amazing business and their customer service is second to none. Having been in business for a number of years they know their craft and I would recommend them to anyone I met. Go visit them if you find yourselves in Leadenhall Market.
Written May 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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