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Leadenhall Market

Shopping, Arcades City of London
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Venue says Dating back to the fourteenth Century, Leadenhall Market is a unique, boutique shopping and dining destination in the heart of the City.

Time Out says

An atmospheric and historic covered market in the City of London.

Built in 1881 and fully restored to its Victorian glory 110 years later, Leadenhall Market is a beautiful indoor shopping space close to the City of London. Filmmakers adore its ornate roof structure and general sense of grandeur, which is why you might recognise it as Diagon Alley from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. It also featured in Terry Gilliam’s fantasy flick ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’ and Erasure’s ‘Love to Hate You’ music video.

Given its location near London’s wealthy commercial centre, you won’t be surprised to learn that there are no cockney fruit-and-veg sellers here. These days, the weekday stallholders offer jewellery, arty gifts and a variety of tasty lunch options to nearby office workers and tourists. Leadenhall also contains characterful retail units occupied by mid-to-upmarket brands like Diptyque,  Barbour and Reiss. If City slickers need to source a last-minute birthday gift, this is their first port of call.

When you’ve finished browsing the stalls and shops, head to the historic Lamb Tavern, an ideal spot to soak up Leadenhall Market’s atmosphere. GrabThai, Leon and popular Italian restaurant Osteria Del Mercato are among the food options contained within the market while The Bootlegger is a cool, speakeasy-style cocktail bar a couple of minutes walk away.

Top tip: The main market space is open 24/7, so pop in during off-peak hours if you fancy taking photos of the glorious roof. Nick Levine

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Leadenhall Market says
Dating back to the 14th Century, Leadenhall Market is a unique, boutique shopping and dining destination in the heart of the City of London.

Visitors come to indulge in retail therapy, enjoy some of the best food and drink experiences on offer in the capital, or simply to enjoy the stunning architecture and learn about the market’s fascinating history.

Over the centuries Leadenhall has been an important backdrop to London’s evolution as a world class city - it has survived the Great Fire of London and the Blitz and even doubled as Diagon Alley for the world’s most famous young wizard, Harry Potter!

By: Nick Levine

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Address: Gracechurch St
London
EC3V 1LR
Transport: Tube: Bank / Monument
Price: Free
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Opening hours: 24 hours
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tastemaker

I can't believe that I have only just discovered this London gem. Dating back to the 14th Century, visitors are transported into another world as soon as you get to the entrance. It has a very chic-European feel to it, with a selection of food an wine options available, coupled with Pizza Express and Grabthai. Even if you don't eat here (like we didn't), it's worth meandering through it. I actually can't wait to go back during Christmas time when I imagine it'll be decked out in magical wintery Christmas lights.

Tastemaker

Stumbled on this magical market after going to the Sky Garden. Small but lovely. Apparently was inspiration for Harry Potter.

tastemaker

We just popped by to take a look as we accidentally came across it whilst walking to a tube station. It is adorable. Would highly recommend and will make you feel completely festive.

Tastemaker

I love the feel and variety of Leadenhall Market's eateries - would highly recommend exploring it.

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