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This Post is all about Leadenhall Market’s new Barbour store sign gild by Nick Garrett Signwriting – NGS.

NGS case: Barbour new store Leadenhall Market – gilding in the absolute centre of London. Two local blokes with brushes..

History: The Traditional London Market

The market dates back to the 14th century. Originally a meat, game and poultry market, it stands on what was the centre of Roman London.  A number of commercial retailers are also located in the market, including clothes shops and a pen shop , the newest being the Barbour shop, the subject of this article.


The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones.

An early 20th century view of the market and actual site of our recent project beneath the colonnade, to right hand side

From 1990 to 1991 the market…

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