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Date updated: 12/08/2022

From the magnificent 18th-century Royal Exchange and Victorian Leadenhall Market to the modern architecture of One New Change and Broadgate, and East End flavour of Petticoat Lane Market the City offers a varied shopping experience for all tastes and budgets.

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Leadenhall Market

Close to the Monument and Fenchurch Street station is the beautiful Victorian icon, Leadenhall Market. A buzzy, beautiful and airy market it is a hidden gem and a shopper’s delight with an impressive selection of independent and high-end stores.

One New Change

One New Change is the City's newest and largest retail centre, just by St Paul’s Cathedral. With three floors of stores and restaurants it is home to some of the best of the British high street as well as prestigious global brands.

The Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange is one of the City’s grandest and most iconic buildings. Originally built in 1566 for trading stocks, with the introduction of luxury boutiques around 1660, it became the Britain’s first department store! Today, The Royal Exchange remains a hub of activity with world-renowned luxury brands and independent boutiques.

People walking along a street with shops and cafes
Royal Exchange

Bow Lane and Cheapside

Located in the heart of the City, Bow Lane and Cheapside are especially popular with City workers during the week, as they are home to eateries, banks, and a collection of high street stores.

New Street Square

Also popular with City workers is New Street Square to the west of the City. Built to serve the office communities around it, the shops here are usually open Monday to Friday.

Petticoat Lane Market

Head to vibrant Petticoat Lane Market for clothing, fabrics, accessories, homewares and a real flavour of London's East End. Made up of two adjacent street markets, Wentworth Street Market is open six days a week and Middlesex Street Market is open on Sunday only.

Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market is a destination for anyone after a unique shopping experience. A covered market (it was formerly home to the City of London's fruit, vegetable and flower market now based in Leyton), it has daily markets and a diverse mix of independent boutiques and famous names for you to shop.

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Old Spitafields Market