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Leadenhall Market: burials, bombs and fantastic beasts

Just for October! The darker history of Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market: burials, bombs and fantastic beasts

Leadenhall goes back nearly 2000 years. It was built on the site of the Roman Basilica and Forum, and during the medieval period was a market selling meat, fish and herbs, continuing well into the 17th century, as a place where wool merchants baled and weighed wool - the source of the City of London's wealth.

There have been people living and working in this area since Roman times and a huge amount has happened to them! As the days draw in, take a walk on the dark side of Leadenhall with us this October to explore some of their sinister history - with witchcraft, murder and death at almost every turn.

This is a limited edition tour with only 4 dates and limited tickets . Thanks to financial support from Leadenhall Market, tickets are heavily subsidised.

To book visit our Eventbrite link. Be sure to 'follow' us to receive the updates on any new tours

We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible but please note there are cobbles and a few kerbs.

We offer daily, weekly and monthly walks around the City of London 

Our daily walks run from the City Information Centre, just south of St Paul's. You need to book via Eventbrite to secure you place

Some of our walks offer concession rates: valid for over 65s and students

Note: the cut-off time for booking our daily walks is 21:00hrs the night before. If we don't have any bookings then the walk will not take place 

Private tours

If you'd like to organise your own walk, lecture or a virtual tour, then please use our Find a Guide section. If you're a member of an Arts Society or a U3A group we'd love to take you on a tour of the City. And if you're a company based in the City who'd like to organise a social event for your work colleagues, why not book an evening walk with us? 

If you've been on a walk recently we'd love to hear from you. Why not leave a review on our TripAdvisor page?

Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible


October 8th is Local London Guiding Day - a day of free walks to showcase the City of London and professional guiding.