With its stunning interiors, shimmering glass and wrought iron structure and airy cobbled walkways, the City of London’s iconic Leadenhall Market featured as a film location for wizard-world shopping street Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, as well as many other movies including Tomb Raider, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and more.
From Wednesday 26th May until the end of July, lights, neon and a great deal of action will come in to play at the Victorian covered market. Designed to inject a blaze of colour and joy back into the capital, Leadenhall Market will collaborate with Gods Own Junkyard on Electric City, an immersive technicolour production involving multiple units and installations. Gods Own Junkyard has worked on filmsets for over 40 years and the exhibition will include signage highlights from Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Judge Dredd, Batman, Tomb Raider, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Dark Knight. In addition to the actual movie signs, Gods Own Junkyard will display film stills of the pieces in-situ in the windows of Leadenhall Market’s shopfronts.