If you’re not new around here, there’s a ~95% chance you’ve heard us bang on about Leadenhall Market – the stunningly picturesque interior that was used to represent Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and dates back to the 14th century! It looks like a dream all the year round, but there’s something that gives it a whole other layer of brilliance comes Christmas time. Yes, it’s another Christmas display, but it’s another that falls under the essential festive viewing category. Just look at that giant Christmas tree, for crying out loud!
On November 17 Leadenhall Market unveiled their effervescent light display with an appearance from the Lord Mayor to do the honours of switching them on. Visitors to the Grade II*-listed building were treated to a spectacle-filled night as the switch was flipped. A choir of 40 schoolchildren led a Christmas carol singalong, and there were even firework fountains going off. Yes, you read that right, firework fountains. How often do you see those two words together? And how many other simple combinations of two words inspire such fear and excitement simultaneously?
The festive season at Leadenhall Market
But this is just the start of Christmas at Leadenhall. Throughout the winter, revellers can wander through and – aside from getting a shot for the ‘gram in front of the LED-light bedecked Christmas tree – attend a crafts and wreathmaking session or indulge in the “A taste of Leadenhall” wine tasting. (I know which one I’m doing first – hint: it’s the boozy one!) Guests can also take part in one of Leadenhall Market’s popular guided walks to learn about the roots and history of the attraction with a festive theme. These take place each Wednesday at 6:30pm – 8pm between November 23 – December 21.
Learn more about Leadenhall Market’s Christmas workshops and festive guided walks at their website.