Money and Power in the City Sightseeing Tour

Money and Power in the City Sightseeing Tour

Gossipy Tour exploring the key personalities and organisations that created London’s financial district. We first go in search of an organisation that was once bigger and more important than the tech giants of today, the East India Company and investigate why Britain has almost forgotten it ever existed. We then discover the history of the stock market and the medieval trade associations that make the City such a distinctive place today. Expect to hear about dynamism alongside criminality as this informal sociable tour debates issues of power and money across centuries that are still super relevant today.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Gossipy Tour exploring the key personalities and organisations that created London’s financial district. We first go in search of an organisation that was once bigger and more important than the tech giants of today, the East India Company and investigate why Britain has almost forgotten it ever existed. We then discover the history of the stock market and the medieval trade associations that make the City such a distinctive place today. Expect to hear about dynamism alongside criminality as this informal sociable tour debates issues of power and money across centuries that are still super relevant today.

Itinerary
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Pass By: East India Arms, 67 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BR England

We go looking for the historic locations of the East India company

Pass By: Lloyds of London, London, Greater London Ec3m 7ha 1 Lime Street Jcn, of LEADENHALL STREET, London EC3M 7HA England

We see the most important historic location of the East India company

Pass By: Royal Exchange Building London, Threadneddle St Mansion House, London England

See the neo classical splendour of the Royal Exchange, Bank of England and Mansion House

Pass By: Change Alley, London, UK

See the location of the coffee shop where the stock market was first based.

Exchange Alley or Change Alley is a narrow alleyway connecting shops and coffeehouses in an old neighbourhood of the City of London. It served as a convenient shortcut from the Royal Exchange on Cornhill to the Post Office on Lombard Street and remains as one of a number of alleys linking the two streets.

Pass By: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2 7HH England

See the medieval Guildhall and selected near by Guild buildings.
Medieval guild halls were used to store goods and as places for celebratory events. When not required for guild members’ events, the hall often became place where townspeople could hold entertainments such as Passion plays.

Pass By: Paternoster Square, Just North of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4M 7DX England

See the modern Stock market towered over by the glorious St Paul’s Cathedral.

St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building.