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1A Central Avenue

Leadenhall Market

Gracechurch Street

London

EC3V 1LT

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CHRISTMAS AT LEADENHALL - Stories and themes with a festive touch!

  • An old Goose who outwitted the poulterer
  • A panto character which is based on a Mayor of the City of London
  • Medieval recipes which are still enjoyed today
  • Christmas trees - thanks to Victoria & Albert
  • Plus good food and drink available in the arcades

Discover the secrets of the Victorian Arcades of Leadenhall Market designed and created by Sir Horace Jones in 1881, one of the three markets he built for the City of London. The credentials of Leadenhall as a market go back nearly 2000 years. It was built on the site of the Roman Basilica and Forum, then continued during the medieval period as a market selling meat, fish and herbs, continuing well into the C17, as a place where wool merchants baled and weighed wool, the source of the City of London's wealth.

Come and hear about the generous Mayors of the City, such as Richard Whittington and Simon Ayres who ensured the City was fed in times of famine. The arcades still provide fresh meat, cheese shops, wine merchants and delicatessens creating a destination hub for fine dining and shopping.

Lest we forget! Leadenhall Market is also famous through film, starring in Harry Potter's Philosopher's Stone, also appears in many others. So come and join your qualified City of London Guide who will walk you through this extraordinary site. It has much history and lots of stories to share with you, at the same time introduce you to the ancient and modern on its fringes too.

Please note tickets are available up to 2 hours before the event. Walk ups welcome although spaces may be limited.

Meeting Point: Gracechurch Street Entrance at 1a Central Avenue.

Travel by Underground to Monument or Moorgate. Information https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

The walks take approximately 1hour and 15minutes.

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1A Central Avenue

Leadenhall Market

Gracechurch Street

London

EC3V 1LT

United Kingdom

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