1A Leadenhall Market, London, United Kingdom
www.leadenhallmarket.co.uk - 0207 929 1073 (Market Manager Nick Johnston )
Leadenhall Market London Reviews
An architectural delight! Apr 08, 2012
Leadenhall Market is a victorian glass and iron hall located in the financial district, the City. Just a couple of blocks from the Monument. What an architectural delight it is.
This market dates back to the 14th century. Originally it was a meat, game and poultry market, but today they primarily sell fresh food. Among the vendors there are cheesemongers, butchers and florist. Cafés, bars and restaurants take up large space at the market too. It´s a great place to have lunch or just a break on a tour of the City.
The ornate roof structure and cobbled floors of the current structure was designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones. Wrought iron and glass replace the previous stone structure. From 1990 to 1991 the market received a dramatic facelift, which transformed its appearance to what it is today.
Part of the film Harry Potter and the Philisopher´s Stone was filmed at the market, so was the video for the hit single "Love to Hate You" by the pop group Erasure (1991). The marathon route of the 2012 Summer Olympics is planned to pass through the market as well.
The stalls are open Monday - Friday from 11 am to 4 pm.
The closest tube station is the Monument!
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