London’s Financial Heart

The Tour

The City of London is a world centre of finance. Increasingly, international companies are coming to London attracted equally by its financial know-how and by its unique character. The City is also the beating financial heart of the economy of the United Kingdom.

But what is the story of this phenomenon? How did it come into being?

Stock Exchange Tower - The Financial Heart

Stock Exchange Tower

1797 - Political Ravishment - Gillray - The Financial Heart

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

This 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.

Above all, we move to the heartbeat of the City of London to see just how it achieved its place in today’s business world.

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


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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