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Visited to see the new Fortnum and Mason store open. The exterior is impressive to view and people eat their lunch in front of the building ..... which encourages a lot of birds! The statue of the Duke of Wellington is a good landmark. The...More
The Royal Exchange Building is a massive complex in the banking district. Take the steps up to the entrance and admire the huge support columns. Once inside, you will see all high end exclusive shops that are so expensive I could not even afford to...More
This is one of the most iconic buildings in the City which is now an upmarket retail venue with shops inside and out as well as free toilets. The cafe is being renovated and a couple of retailers have closed but go inside to see...More
Many years ago I used to go here to eat my packed lunch. It has gone up-market since those days! Lots of high end small shops and a very nice restaurant in the middle. If you get a chance, go up to the balcony area...More
The Royal Exchange at the heart of the City, right next to the Bank underground station, has a fascinating history and is actually the third building on the site.
The first building was established in 1566 as London's first purpose-built centre for trading stocks. It...More
This was once occupied by Lloyd’s Of London for nearly 150years.
In recent years it has become a shopping centre full with high end retailers & a couple of cafes/restaurants.
It has been magnificently restored in 2001.
Please note though that it is generally only...More
This is a lovely building on the junction of Cornhill and Threadneedle street, near to Bank Underground station. Outside, there's a nice war memorial, beyond which there are impressive massive columns by the main entrance. Inside, it is 'hollow' i.e. there's a huge rectangular atrium...More
Tucked away on the first floor ambulatory, behind the restaurant tables and bars are some wonderful paintings depicting London's history through the ages. The paintings are not particularly well lit but the detail can still be seen and is well worth the time taken to...More
Very Impressive building with an informative topograph just outside the front entrance.
During the week bustling with activity but we visited on a Sunday which is very quiet as it is in the city of London.
There are probably 40 or so high-end retail shops in and around the Royal Exchange Building, many of which you will not find outside the U.K. While there is Louis Vuitton and Tiffany's, there are also boutiques like Lulu Guinness, Aspinal of London, Bremont watches,...More
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.