This market is one of the oldest in London, dating from the 14th century, and located in the historic centre of London. The enclosed streets that form these arcades of shops give you real sense of the feel and smell of the history of shopping in London.
With the classic shop names, the colourful columns with strong red and gold themes, and the matching facades you feel like you have stepped back in time. The award winning decoration of Leadenhall provides a real visual treat for any visitor. It invites you to explore, to see what is in the next shop or round the next corner. No wonder that the arcade has featured in many movies.
A beautiful cobbled street that makes us ask why we don’t have more of these covered markets. The 1950s and 1960s saw many of these arcade style shopping areas in the UK demolished in favour of multi-level shopping malls in many major cities. Looking at the feast of light and colour in Leadenhall Market, a modern mall just does not have the same impact or inspire the same feelings.