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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th May 2005 Big Ben breaks down due to high temperatures.go to related location

27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies

27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.

27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)

27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London

27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Leadenhall Market



Leadenhall Market

A market with a rich heritage & made famous in the Harry Potter

Location: 48-51 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LT

Description: Late in the first century, a basilica (law courts) and forum (market place) were built on where 'Leadenhall Market' stands today.

It is the largest such site North of the Alps and occupied an area bigger than that of Trafalgar Square.

The building was knocked down in 1881 and redesigned by Sir Horace Jones
(architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets) with Wrought iron and glass replace the previous stone structure.

In 1991, Leadenhall Market was extensively restored and Hollywood noticed the charms of Leadenhall in 2001 when it is used as Diagon Alley in
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Tagged in this Tour: Movies and Dreams
Tagged in this Tour: Harry Potter Tour of London

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Leadenhall Market

A market with a rich heritage & made famous in the Harry Potter


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