Trading on the site actually goes back to Roman times. It is known that by 1300 it was a very active poultry market, and soon after cheesemongers joined in too. In 1411 Dick Whittington (yes, he of the childhood stories and pantomimes!), a four-time Lord Mayor of London, gifted Leadenhall to the City Corporation.
In 1445 a school, chapel and granary service were built on site and trading now included: fish, grain, herbs, meat, eggs and butter. All of which it has been offering for 600 years.
It remains a spectacular step back in time and is a perfect place to not only