Leadenhall Market is one of the most beautiful indoor spaces in London. Made famous for its appearance in the Harry Potter movies, today Leadenhall is less of a traditional market and instead contains lots of very upmarket shops and restaurants. It’s located in the City of London and is a great place to walk through as part of a day spent visiting nearby St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.
Shopping and Dining
Visiting Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market has many shops and restaurants throughout its alleyways. Many of the stores are very expensive and cater to the bankers and wealthy businesspeople who work nearby. There are also some more reasonably priced places to eat, along with interesting shops that make for perfect gifts.
- Cards Galore – the ultimate greeting cards store with amazing designs from all over the world
- Flying Tiger – a Danish design store with lots of fun gift products
- Hobbs – a leading women’s fashion store
- Barbour – a British clothing company that makes classic clothing for men and women
- Cheese Leadenhall – a boutique fromagerie with a restaurant that has a delicious lunchtime menu that focuses on British and European Cheeses, along with local dishes
- Gino D’Acampo Pasta Bar – celebrated Italian chef D’Acampo’s take on the best of Italian pasta in his great value for money food bar
- La Tasca – Spanish restaurant with tasty croquetas, tapas and paella.
The Harry Potter Connection
Leadenhall Market has become world famous because of its appearance in the Harry Potter films. Leadenhall’s amazing architecture made it the perfect place for the setting of Diagon Alley. If you visit 42 Bull’s Head Passage you’ll find a blue door that in the Harry Potter films became the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron!
In And Around the Area:
Leadenhall Market is located in the City of London which is London’s oldest neighbourhood. It’s a great place to walk around during the working week, with lots of narrow passageways and alleyways to discover. Sky Garden, a viewing platform with amazing vistas of the city, is located a two-minute walk from Leadenhall. And the two major attractions located in the area are the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.