London’s Financial Heart

The Tour

The City of London is the nation’s financial heart. It’s also a world centre of finance. International companies have come to London attracted equally by its financial know-how and by its unique character.

The City has come a long way since it came into being as an unregarded Roman settlement by the river.

Stock Exchange Tower - The Financial Heart

Stock Exchange Tower

1797 - Political Ravishment - Gillray - The Financial Heart

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

This guided tour is a journey through time to experience how organised finance grew in the City. It traces the story from the establishment of the Royal Exchange right through to the revolution which was the Big Bang.

Come follow along the streets and down the narrow courts where the financial lifeblood of the City first began to circulate.

As we go we hear of moneylenders and coffee houses, of telecommunications and the Girobank.

These are milestones on the journey to the City’s place at the heart of the business world.

This tour is co-authored by Vivien Schrager-Powell and David Charnick

For more business-themed tours, please see HERE

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Details – London’s Financial Heart

Please go to the SCHEDULE to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details.

MEET: In front of the Royal Exchange, by the entrance to Bank Underground Station (Exit 3, if you’re coming from the station)
Duration: Two hours (approximately)
Finish: Paternoster Square, near St Paul’s Underground Station


If you have any questions about this walk, contact Dave

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons


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