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  • Leadenhall's pedestrianised marketplace
    You'll find big-name high-street stores and boutique shops, as well as tempting food stalls, at Leadenhall.
  • Privilege Card
    cheapside card
    ​Pick up a Privilege Card and enjoy ongoing discounts in multiple stores at One New Change.

From the magnificent 18th-century Royal Exchange and Victorian Leadenhall Market to the modern architecture of One New Change, the City offers a varied shopping experience.

Bow Lane and Cheapside are popular with City workers during the week, as they are home to eateries, banks, and a collection of high street stores. Cheapside is one of London's oldest shopping thoroughfares and since medieval times has been a processional route. Bow Lane is a small pedestrianised street leading south from Cheapside.

Dont miss! Get your Cheapside Privilege Card and enjoy discounts at One New Change shopping centre - available to buy for £10 at Guildhall Library and the City Information Centre.

Leadenhall Market is located near to Fenchurch Street Station and visitor attractions including the Monument. A truly stunning Victorian covered market (which featured in a Harry Potter film), it houses clothes shops, cafes, weekly markets, and specialist food stores. Open Monday to Friday only.

New Street Square to the west of the City was built to serve the office communities around it, so the shops that are here (such as a gift shops and suit retailers) are only open Monday to Friday.

One New Change is the City's newest and largest retail centre. Built in 2010 by architect Jean Nouvel, it has three floors of stores and restaurants, as well as a roof terrace with a stunning view of St Paul's.

Petticoat Lane Market is situated on the boundary between the City and Tower Hamlets. Famous for selling clothing and leather goods, it'll give you a real flavour of London's East End. On Sundays you'll find over 1,000 stalls.

Billingsgate Market is the UK's largest wholesale fish market located at Trafalgar Way, Poplar, London E14 5ST

New Spitalfields Market houses the largest number of wholesalers and has the highest turnover, making it the UK's leading horticultural market.The continuing specialisation by wholesalers in exotic fruit and vegetables means that New Spitalfields provides the greatest choice of these products of any market in Europe.

Royal Exchange is one of Britain's best-known historical buildings and home to shops selling luxury brands – this is where to come for bespoke jewellers and designer labels. There is also a stunning restaurant and bar in the centre.

Spitalfields is a destination for anyone after a unique shopping experience. An old 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 – check the website for details of what's on when – and a selection of restaurants and shops.