Leadenhall Market Will Be Doused In Christmas Lights And Festive Decoration In November

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.

Now, it looks like a dream all year round, but there’s something that gives it a whole other layer of brilliance around this time of year. 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 will unveil its effervescent light display with an appearance from the Lord Mayor to do the honours of switching them on for the first time. Those in the Grade II*-listed building can witness the grand switch-on at 6pm, which will be accompanied by a firework fountains to welcome in the festive season.

Before the Lord Mayor’s speech, a choir of 40 schoolchildren will lead a Christmas carol singalong, starting at 5:30pm. Plus there’s no end to the choice of stores to potter around and taste some delicious food or round off the evening in a pub.

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 doused Christmas tree – attend a crafts and wreathmaking session or indulge in the “A taste of Leadenhall” wine tasting. 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.

Leadenhall Market’s Christmas light switch on takes place from 6pm on November 17. Find out more about the festivities at their website.