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Travel Tips

Shopping and Dining

Enjoy shopping and delicious food in a beautiful setting. 1

Enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants or cafes. 2

A perfect lunch spot with a variety of choices. 3

Photography

Best photographed in the morning. Free to visit. 4

Perfect for photography enthusiasts. 5

Visit during the early morning to avoid crowds and capture the best photographs. 6

Dining and Pubs

Enjoy a pint or a traditional British pub dinner here. 7

Visit Old Tomโ€™s Pub for a unique experience. 8

A hidden gem in the city for dinner and drinks. 9

Architecture and History

Explore the variety of shops and enjoy the architectural beauty. 10

Enjoy the traditional atmosphere and architecture on a London Architecture Tour. 11

Special Features

Harry Potter fans will recognize it as a filming location for Diagon Alley. 12

Introduction

History

  • ๐Ÿ“œ Origins: The market dates back to the 14th century and was originally a meat, game, and poultry market.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Roman Roots: Built on the site of the center of Roman London.
  • ๐Ÿ‘‘ Simon Eyre: The Mayor of London in 1446, Simon Eyre, built Leaden Hall for storing corn.
  • ๐Ÿ† Victorian Era: The current structure was designed by Sir Horace Jones in 1881.
  • ๐Ÿ… Renovations: Received a dramatic redecoration between 1990 and 1991, enhancing its architectural character.

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Architecture

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Designer: Designed by Sir Horace Jones, also known for Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Style: Features ornate roof structures painted green, maroon, and cream.
  • ๐Ÿงฑ Materials: Constructed with red brick and Portland stone blocks in a 17th-century Dutch style.
  • ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ Cobblestone Floors: The market's cobbled floors add to its historic charm.
  • ๐Ÿ† Awards: The redecoration scheme received a special mention in the Civic Trust Awards in 1994.

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Shopping

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Boutiques: Home to a variety of boutique retailers offering unique products.
  • ๐Ÿ‘— Fashion: Features shops selling fabulous fashion items.
  • ๐Ÿง€ Food: Includes cheerful cheesemongers and other fresh food vendors.
  • ๐Ÿท Wine Bars: Several wine bars are available for a relaxing drink.
  • ๐Ÿ“š Independent Brands: Many shops are independent, keeping the market unique and fresh.

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Dining

  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Fine Dining: Offers fine-dining options for a luxurious meal.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family-Friendly: Several family-friendly restaurants are available.
  • ๐Ÿป Pubs: Features award-winning pubs like The Lamb Tavern.
  • โ˜• Cafes: Numerous cafes for a quick coffee or snack.
  • ๐ŸŒž Al Fresco: Extends al fresco dining options in the summer, including Bar Laurel and Boom Bap Burger.

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Events

  • ๐ŸŽ‰ Varied Program: Hosts a variety of events, activations, and installations.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Cultural Destination: A unique cultural destination as well as a place to eat, drink, and shop.
  • ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Marathon: Part of the marathon course for the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • ๐ŸŽฌ Film Location: Used in several films, including 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
  • ๐ŸŽต Music Videos: Featured in the music video for Erasure's 'Love to Hate You'.

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Pop Culture

  • ๐ŸŽฌ Harry Potter: Represented the area near the Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
  • ๐ŸŽฅ Other Films: Featured in 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', 'Hereafter', and 'Brannigan'.
  • ๐ŸŽต Music Videos: Appeared in Erasure's 'Love to Hate You' music video.
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Video Games: Included in 'Mario Kart Tour' and 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' as part of the London Loop Course.
  • ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Olympics: Part of the marathon course for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Visitor Information

  • ๐Ÿ“ Location: Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LT.
  • ๐Ÿ•’ Hours: Open weekdays from 10 AM to 6 PM, closed on weekends.
  • ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ Access: Vehicular access via Whittington Avenue and Lime Street; pedestrian access via narrow passageways.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Photography: A popular spot for photography due to its stunning architecture.
  • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Safety: CCTV in place for the safety and security of all customers.

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Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +44 20 7606 3030
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: https://leadenhallmarket.co.uk/
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT, United Kingdom
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