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Leadenhall Market (entrance on Gracechurch Street)

Gracechurch Street

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EC3V 1LT

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To celebrate its 700 year history, join us on this special tour of the jewel that is Leadenhall Market

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Discover the secrets of the Victorian arcades of Leadenhall Market, designed and created by Sir Horace Jones in 1881 who also designed Tower Bridge

As a market Leadenhall goes back nearly 2000 years. It was built on the site of the Roman Basilica and Forum, and during the medieval period was a market selling meat, fish and herbs, continuing well into the 17th century, 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 (Dick) Whittington and Simon Ayres, who ensured the people were fed in times of famine.

In more recent times , Leadenhall Market is also famous on screen starring in many films including ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’.

Today, Leadenhall is still home to fresh meat and cheese shops, wine merchants and delicatessens and is a destination hub for dining and shopping. So, come and join your qualified City of London Guide in exploring this extraordinary place and see how today the ancient and modern live together harmoniously.

We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible but please note there are cobbles.

Safety:

The safety of our group members and Guides is paramount and we have small group numbers to help manage this and places MUST be booked in advance. We are unable to accept onto our tours anyone who has not booked a ticket.

City of London Guides are the official guides to the City and follow the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG) Covid19 Guidance for Tour Guiding.

Unless you are exempt, please wear a face mask/covering.

Please bring your own hand sanitiser.

Please observe social distancing.

Your booking contact details will be used for Track and Trace purposes if required

If, on the day, you feel at all unwell please cancel your place.

For more information about us please see www.cityoflondonguides.com/about


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Leadenhall Market (entrance on Gracechurch Street)

Gracechurch Street

London

EC3V 1LT

United Kingdom

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City of London Guide Lecturers Association - the Official Guides to the City of London.  The Association was founded in 1983 to promote and maintain a high standard of guiding in, and lecturing about, the City of London and all guides are insured, professional and accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG). www.cityoflondonguides.com  All our Guides adhere to the ITG Covid 19 Guidance Code.

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