Leadenhall Market, one of London’s oldest marketplaces, has reopened this week to celebrate Christmas in the heart of the City of London.
To mark the holiday season, the airy and covered Leadenhall Market will be transformed from next week (Monday 7 December), with a festive snowflake projection and indoor snow installation, making it the perfect place to visit if your needing a little extra Christmas cheer this year. And god knows that’s most of us.
The Market is home to 35 boutique retailers, bars, restaurants and cafes which are finally opening back up again. Shoppers can choose from luxury brands including Barbour, Reiss and Diptyque and find unique gifts from boutique retailers too.
Get some specialist drinks from Amathus, pastries from speciality French bakery Aux Merveilleux De Fred, a selection of over one hundred artisan British and European cheeses from Cheese Leadenhall, watches and jewellery from family-owned Beau Gems and seasonal floral gifts from Windsor Flowers.
The iconic architecture of Leadenhall’s Victorian wrought iron and glass Market provides a spacious setting for Christmas shopping and enjoying a festive drink with a meal. The inspiration for the Harry Potter Films’ Diagon Alley, visitors may recognise the entrance to wizard’s pub, the Leaky Cauldron, in Bull’s Head Passage.
Chair of the Property Investment Board at the City of London Corporation, Tom Sleigh, said: “Leadenhall Market’s stunning architecture and beautiful painted roof make it a wonderful destination year-round for residents, workers and visitors alike – but it really comes alive at Christmas.
“With its unique surroundings enhanced by the magic of indoor snow and festive light projections, Leadenhall Market provides a safe, open air setting for Christmas shopping and dining. We are looking forward to welcoming back visitors to this world-class retail and hospitality hotspot and supporting our businesses through the new Tier Two restrictions.”