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Leadenhall Market

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Address: Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England
Phone Number: +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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Visited briefly during a stay in London. The Victorian market is visually stunning and littered with shops and restaurants. Eat, shop or just walk through .. regardless you will... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited briefly during a stay in London. The Victorian market is visually stunning and littered with shops and restaurants. Eat, shop or just walk through .. regardless you will enjoy.

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

Whilst visiting London on a business trip we walked through Leadenhall Market which was looking very Christmassy with lots of pretty white lights and a beautiful Christmas tree. It is a very popular venue with people who work in the area and visitors alike. There are lots of interesting shops and restaurants to visit. The Cheese shop whilst not particularly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here before going to Sky Garden, the market was to film Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films. The building used for the Leaky Cauldron entrance also is there (see photo). We went at lunchtime when it was pretty but it was an impressive building in a nice area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Harry Potter fan, had to visit Leadenhall where Diagon Alley took place in the film. What an ornate place, Victorian in style and open. I was surprised that there were hardly any people visiting here and taking in the beautiful architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We was there in night, but was beautifully lighted and the building is beautiful onward. It worth to see it. We was in Borough Market also, but it is nothing to compare this building. Its nicely renovated and has a romantic charm.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful Victorian arcade. But that's it. There's a few shops but mostly bars and restaurants, all nicely presented. Go there for lunch, don't go expecting a tourist attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were doing a walking tour of "The City" and unfortunately Leadenhall Market was empty, but it's a historic place and looked like a fun spot. When we go back to London I plan to stop by again. There are lots of neat shops and restaurants. Mark it on your "harry potter" scene scorecard if you are looking for places... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in the city during the week, do pop in for a look. The city is very busy with construction and incredibly noisy. Here you will see beautifully preserved Victorian architecture with many shops and pubs and places to eat. Also an historic market place. It's not huge but a nice surprise from the usual concrete. Closed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We wanted to look at the shops in this beautiful building and have something to eat before going on to our Jack the Ripper tour; however the shops were closed at 5pm on Saturday and some of the restaurants were not even open on a Saturday. This was quite disappointing, but at least we were able to look inside the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Most of the market shops are closed at weekends as it is in the City financial area. Well worth a visit to see the great victorian structures

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