Admire the ornate roof and cobbled floors at Leadenhall Market, a covered market full of eateries and shops, in the City of London.
The glorious wrought iron and glass market was designed by Sir Horace Jones in the 19th century, but there’s been a market on this site since the 14th century.
Today, you can shop here for jewellery, watches and books, or explore the delicious options of this popular foodie destination filled with upmarket eateries, wine bars and coffee shops.
You might also recognise that the Diagon Alley scenes in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were filmed in Leadenhall Market, making it a must-visit for Harry Potter fans.
What is there to see and do at Leadenhall Market?
Make your way here to eat and drink in the magnificent cathedral-like setting of the Victorian covered market.
If you’re looking for something sweet, try the famous meringue coated in chocolate whipped cream and covered with shavings of dark chocolate at Aux Merveilleux De Fred. For cheese and vintage port, head to Cheese or for a pasta lunch try family run Rocca, which has a heated terrace.
Pop into the Lamb Tavern for a pint and a pie, or opt for a seafood platter and glass of Sauvignon blanc at Brokers Wine Bar, which gives you a birds-eye-view of the comings and goings in the market.
If you want to shop, you’ll find a handful of stylish clothing brands such as Reiss, Barbour and Hobbs along with florist Windsor Flowers.
When is Leadenhall Market open?The market is open every day, although the opening hours for the shops and restaurants vary.
Where is Leadenhall Market?Leadenhall Market is in the south part of the City of London between Monument and Liverpool Street.
How do I get to Leadenhall Market?
The closest Tube stations are Monument (District and Circle lines), which is a four-minute walk away, and Bank (Central, Waterloo and City and Northern lines), which is a five-minute walk.
Fenchurch Street railway station is eight minutes away.