Photographer's Note

I took this panorama very early one morning just after christmas, hence the decorations. No tripod was used due to lack of planning, although i think it has come out quite well.

Leadenmarket is right in the middle of the City of London and with its glass roof and cobbled alleys is a favourite with both tourists and city workers. Iy has a wide variety of shops, including more traditional meat and fish market shops, as well as fashionable boutiques and cafes.

The market has a long history with a meat and fish market operating on the site in the 14th century. As early as 1397 cheesemongers bringing their produce from the surrounding countryside were obliged to take their wares to Leadenhall. In 1666, the market was partially destroyed by the Great Fire of London. The market as it is now was designed by the City's architect, Horace Jones.

The City of London website records the following story: "A celebrated character in Leadenhall during the 18th century was 'Old Tom', a gander which managed to escape execution even though it is recorded that 34,000 geese were slaughtered there in two days. He became a great favourite in the market and was fed at the local inns. After his death in 1835 at the age of 38, he lay in state in the market and was buried there."

Just one of the interesting stories that have no doubt occured on this site over the centuries.

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