Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market
1a Leadenhall Market
Gracechurch Street
London
City of London
EC3V 1LR
England

Website

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/leadenhall

E-mail

leadenhall.market@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Leadenhall Market
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Lord Mayor, Richard ‘Dick’ Whittington, gifted Leadenhall to the City in 1411 and Lord Mayor, Simon Eyre, replaced the Hall with a public granary, school and chapel in 1440. In 1881 the City's architect, Horace Jones, designed the present wrought iron and glass-roofed buildings.

A celebrated character in Leadenhall during the 18th century was 'Old Tom', a gander which managed to escape execution even though it is recorded that 34,000 geese were slaughtered there in two days. He became a great favourite in the market and was fed at the local inns. After his death in 1835 at the age of 38, he lay in state in the market and was buried there.

The market is visited by tourists and locals alike and is known in some circles through its use in the Harry Potter films.

Leadenhall Market runs a number of historical and cultural events throughout the year.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

24hour public access.

Admission charges

Access free.

Getting there

Find us five minutes north of Momument. Nearest tube station is Bank.

Getting there

Find us five minutes north of Momument. Nearest tube station is Bank.

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