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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...more
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Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR, England
City of London
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+44 20 7909 1073
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a cute photo stop as they filmed parts of Harry Potter here. There are some little restaurants and shops. It's not really farmers market.

Thank pjgrad
Reviewed 4 days ago

Leadenhall Market is a very interesting place to visit. It is good for pubs, meals & some boutiques. It does not sell fruit & veg. There are some lovely cafes & restaurants which are not very expensive. Unfortunately a lot of the restaurants are closed...More

Thank Popsypops
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this by mistake after trying to get to the famous gherkin building. This is a great location with some trendy pubs, fashion, shops, restaurants and cafes. Really beautiful and well worth making a trip to check out this wonderful place.

2  Thank fishinwater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the Harry Potter connection, this is a good place to visit. Feels like you're stepping back in time a little due to the look of the place and seeing people like shoe shiners.

1  Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One doesn't have to be a Harry Potter fan and look for the fictional Dragon Alley to enjoy this fab place. A market since the 14th century, and still continuing. The current splendid market design is from 1881. It is beautiful, and the juxtaposition with...More

Thank l-globetrotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by on a Friday and it was hard to walk through the place as beer drinkers spilled out of the bars all celebrating the end of the week. It was an impressive celebration in a cool looking structure. This is located in the financial...More

1  Thank Don P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its cool to see where they filmed the first harry potter movie, when Hagrid takes harry to buy his wizarding stuff. But be aware there is nothing harry pottery about the places there, its all restaurants. It's cool but maybe not for little kids.

Thank katiemontford97
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Lovely quaint market with interesting architecture. Pubs, shops and take away food venders. It's a little tricky to find even when you're looking for it on the local guide map and using your phone, so don't be afraid to ask someone where it is. The...More

3  Thank ChristineL661
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Sadly nothing was open, despite it being a bank holiday. However, this probably worked out well as we could look at the lovely architecture without being pushed and shoved. Seeing all the hooks outside , what I assume we’re old butchers shops. Small place but...More

2  Thank paulann2014
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Even though Google says this market is open 24 hours, the stores are not. Today, on a Sunday, most stores were closed for the exception of a bar/restaurant. The market is always open to walk through. Covered, with many stores and architecturally, beautiful.

4  Thank FlyAaron
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Mohamad Zaidi A
5 February 2018|
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Response from AngieP49 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is definitely open all year round.
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marbug20
12 March 2017|
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Response from ALG5 | Reviewed this property |
the glass house is an opticians shop which was used as the entrance to the leaky cauldron. the market itself was used as the exterior for diagon alley.
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marbug20
12 March 2017|
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Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
Marisa Leadenhall Market is an arcade of shops and restaurants and it never closes so you can certainly visit it and admire the architecture on a Saturday BUT as the shops within the market rely on local city workers most... More
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