Diagon Alley

Readers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series know the Diagon Alley as a narrow and dark road full of shops in London, England where you can buy all kinds of supplies for wizards. By the way: German readers miss this wonderful pun as it is just called Winkelgasse in the translated books. Nevertheless, the inspiration for this fictional place was Leadenhall market between Monument and Liverpool Street.

It is a richly decorated roofed market which today mostly hosts pubs and restaurants. It isn’t very big and you can’t buy magic wands there – but if you’re close-by the architecture is worth to make a stop here.

Leadenhall Market
Gracechurch street
London, EC3V 1LT
England, United Kingdom

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