Leadenhall Market Walks

3rd April 2019

Leadenhall Market Walks

29th March 2019

Leadenhall Market dates back to the 14th century and is situated in what was once the centre of Roman London. The Victorian Arcades of Leadenhall Market were designed and created by Sir Horace Jones in 1881, and make up one of the three markets he built for the City of London.

On 3rd April you are invited to discover the secrets of the site of the market which dates back nearly 2000 years.

The market was built on the site of the Roman Basilica and Forum, which during the medieval period continued as a market selling meat, fish and herbs, moving then to a place where wool merchants baled and weighed wool, the original source of the City of London’s wealth.

To this day, the market houses traders selling fresh meat, cheese shops, wine merchants and delicatessens. It is a destination hub for fine dining and shopping; home to a number of boutique retailers, restaurants, cafes, wine bars, and an award-winning pub.

This event gives you the opportunity to learn about the generous Mayors of the City, such as Richard Whittington and Simon Ayres who ensured the City was fed in times of famine. And about Leadenhall Market’s link to film, having starred in Harry Potter’s Philosopher’s Stone, along with many others.
 
On 3rd April at 11:00, join a qualified City of London Guide who will walk you through this extraordinary site. The site is steeped in history, while also being surrounded by all that the modern City of London has to offer.
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