Day 47: Leadenhall Market

18 Feb

Leadenhall Market

(As mentioned in my last picture, my 17-40L was damaged so I had to switch to the Fish Eye in order to complete the shoot.

This is the same viewpoint as well; my Tripod Head would not go higher than this).

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Leadenhall Market is a covered market in the City of London, located in Gracechurch Street.

The market dates back to the fourteenth century. It is open from 07:00-16:00 Monday to Friday, and sells fresh food; among the vendors there are cheesemongers, butchers and fishmongers.

The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current building, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets), make the building a tourist attraction.

It was used to represent the area of London near The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It is also popular among local city workers specifically from the nearby Lloyd’s of London building.


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Posted by on February 18, 2008 in photoblog, Project 365


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