Leadenhall Market

Gracechurch Street, EC3V 1LR
Leadenhall Market
No longer selling rabbits

Leadenhall Market is one of the oldest markets in London, dating back to the 14th century. Originally a meat, game and poultry market, it stands on what was the centre of Roman London: a basilica dating to the 2nd century lies underneath. The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure was designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets). The main double height entrance on Gracechurch Street is flanked by tall, narrow gabled red brick and Portland stone blocks in a 17th century Dutch style. Between 1990 and 1991 the market received a dramatic redecoration which transformed its appearance, enhancing its architectural character and detail. The market is a Grade II* listed building. Wikipedia/CTGuides