Welcome to my blog

This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 24 June 2013

Leadenhall market


 
Leadenhall Market can be found in the City of London. It dates back to the 14th cent and was originally a meat and poultry market. This continued well into the 20th cent and then gradually a variety of retail shops began to trade in the market. If you visit during the week, especially at lunch time, it is full of city workers enjoying their lunch at one of the many restaurants, cafes or pubs. These photos were taken on a Sunday when the market is closed.





In 1881 the market was redesigned and the stone structures replaced with wrought iron and glasswork.



Sharing with 'Our World Tuesday'

32 comments:

  1. I love markets and what a wonderful looking one this is!! Your captures are terrific!! Hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The architecture is interesting and I think it's great that it has been remodeled to keep it in use.

    ReplyDelete
  3. London is so filled with fascinating mews and little streets, but I guess that's what makes it such a great city.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I was thinking where are the people? Well, then I read you took these pics on a sunday! London is one big city!

    ReplyDelete
  5. An amazing place and fascinating to think it has been in use for so long.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Amazing place! Great capture!

    ReplyDelete
  7. It looks like a nice place, especially for the nearby workers to have their lunch. Great photos! Have a happy week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good to see it's under-cover ... Wonderful old-world ambiance to the place.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great shots. I especially like that last one. I must get to England some time. I'm sure I'd love exploring all the history in person!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Can't wait to visit England next year!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This ceiling gives so much light! It reminds me of an old indoor mall in the Hague where I was last week, called the Passage. (Am now back in the USA recovering from jet lag:))

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very attractive market. I always enjoy your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice views! Markets look different in different parts of world. This one is unique!

    ReplyDelete
  14. The place has a lot of style. I bet is fun to be there when it is hustling and bustling.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nice shots and very festive with all the flags!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Markets are a little sad when they are empty.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Nice architecture.

    I think the kids turned into "were-children" in the full moon!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    ReplyDelete
  18. oh I wish I knew about this market when we were in London in 2005. It looks like a fascinating place to visit.
    Have a wonderful week, and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

    ReplyDelete
  19. looks like a wonderful place...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wonderful shots! I love thinking about all the things that have happened in these old places. It's fascinating!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Not sure why but looking at the first picture I was suddenly reminded of the early crusaders. Beautiful captures!

    ReplyDelete
  22. It doesn't matter how many times I go to London there is always something new to add to my list.

    ReplyDelete
  23. London is certainly full of wonderful surprises. beautiful architecture.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks beautiful ! something new to discover in London !

    ReplyDelete
  25. I loved my visit to London many years ago.... Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am so glad that these historical old markets find new uses across the centuries and this is a real gem.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great shots of the traditional market.

    ReplyDelete
  28. You certanly show me places round London I never knew about, keep it up.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I came across an old photo of Leadenhall Market in 1910 this weekend. Fun to compare your photos. Let me know if you would like me to email it to you.

    ReplyDelete

Thank-you for reading my blog. I would love to read your comments.