Leadenhall Market is worth the journey though. Designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones, the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets, the Market apparently takes its name from a lead-roofed mansion that stood on or near the site in the 14th century.
Nowadays it is home to a range of shops, bars and cafes and also hosts daily market stalls from Monday to Friday selling food, gifts and other overpriced tat. There are also frequent free events in the market, and it is home to the Lamb Tavern which itself host a range of events, including free comedy nights.
For more information, visit http://www.leadenhallmarket.co.uk