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Leadenhall Market

#181 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Address: Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England
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+44 20 7909 1073

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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Beautiful Victorian architecture worth the visit if you are around the area

The architecture of this building is very beautiful. There is not much to do at Leadenhall market itself. Make the visit worthwhile by visiting Sky Garden & Monument as they are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
West Molesey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived on a Friday afternoon around two thirty. The place was packed with the UK professional set having a pint. This is not a tourist destination. Although the architecture is interesting we were there less than 5 minutes and it was not worth the journey to get there.

West Molesey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The architecture of this building is very beautiful. There is not much to do at Leadenhall market itself. Make the visit worthwhile by visiting Sky Garden & Monument as they are close by. Harry Porter fans would love it too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Leadenhall Market was built in 1881 and the architecture is magnificent. It is not far from the Monument to the Great Fire of London and it has links to the Harry Potter series and is where the Diagon Alley scenes were filmed. There are an interesting selection of shops and restaurants here and the market has a lovely glass roof... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was taken to Loch Fyne as an anniversary lunch at work, my choice as I don't really eat meat. I had had the oysters before and they were delicious again. My mains was the fish of the day, Hake which was cooked to perfection with chips and chilli and orange Brussels, which were unusual but delicious, albeit I would have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find. Under cover so weather is not a problem. Some small outlets to eat and drink. No admission charges and part of Harry Potter London walk if that interests you.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting Victorian building situated right in the heart of London near to The Bank of England. We visited briefly just to enjoy a cup of coffee and to admire the wonderful architecture that still graces this lovely old market. Full of atmosphere!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Been going here for 30 years. Cant go often enough. It is so beautiful and atmospheric.Try Luc's for lunch.

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Kastrup, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic english surroundings, old and beautiful. We are in the more pricy segment, both for shops and cafés/pubs. But worth a stroll through the old market.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of posh mens outfitters and nick nick shops. Wasn't impressed that the staff in Reiss just ignored us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ornately decorated arcade in the city which has some good pubs by to visit and lots of seating by eateries to marvel at the design. My only gripe is that similar spaces in Antwerp, Madrid and Paris have independent, varied shops and restaurants to visit. There are a few but unfortunately Pizza Express, La Tasca, Leon and... More 

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