The 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 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


Come on a journey through time and see how organized finance grew from the establishment of the Royal Exchange in the sixteenth century through to today’s City.

Let us lead you along the streets and down the narrow courts where the financial lifeblood of the City first began to circulate.


From moneylenders and coffee houses to the mighty Bank of England and the Girobank, let us take you into the heart of the City of London to show you how it achieved its place in today’s business world.


Details – The Financial Heart

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

MEET: Outside Exit 3, Bank Underground Station, in front of the Royal Exchange
Duration: Two hours (approximately).


If you have any questions about this walk, contact Dave

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons


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