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LEDENHALL MARKET, LONDON

The market dates back to the 14th century. It is open weekdays from 7am until late, and primarily sells fresh food; among the vendors there are cheesemongers, butchers and florists. Originally a meat, game and poultry market, it stands on what was the centre of Roman London. A number of commercial retailers are also located in the market, including clothes shops and a pen shop. The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets), make the market a tourist attraction. It was used to represent the area of London near The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and is featured in the films The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Hereafter, and Love Aaj Kal.

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Photographer: © Mark Rutley (Gallery)(20th May 2013)
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LEDENHALL MARKET, LONDON

The market dates back to the 14th century. It is open weekdays from 7am until late, and primarily sells fresh food; among the vendors there are cheesemongers, butchers and florists. Originally a meat, game and poultry market, it stands on what was the centre of Roman London. A number of commercial retailers are also located in the market, including clothes shops and a pen shop. The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets), make the market a tourist attraction. It was used to represent the area of London near The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and is featured in the films The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Hereafter, and Love Aaj Kal.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 10 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/20 sec, Metering Mode: Partial, Exposure Bias: -1 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 11, 2013, 12:25 pm
ImageID:1175159, Image size: 1000 x 458 pixels

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(24th May 2013)

Fotogenic place . I like the way you took the picture .

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Comment by Mark Rutley (Photo owner)(24th May 2013)

Thanks Zbigniew, I took this with a wide angle lens hence the side are moving in a little bit...with hind sight a panormaic stitch would have been better.

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Comment by Mike Freeman(24th May 2013)

Wonderful picture portraying it's architectural magnificence

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Comment by Mark Rutley (Photo owner)(24th May 2013)

Thanks Mike well worth a visit next time you are in the area.

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Comment by Ken Marshall(24th May 2013)

Beautiful shot. I love the architectural character and detail of this Victorian market setting with its cobbled walkways and ornate glass roof.

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(24th May 2013)

Beautiful set of pics Mark,

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(24th May 2013)

Super clarity & deep colours & great info

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Comment by Mark Rutley (Photo owner)(24th May 2013)

Thanks Ken, Pat and Martin.

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Comment by cathyml(24th May 2013)

Wonderful Victorian market architecture, love the colours and processing!

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