A Walk Round The Financial Centre Of The City – Exploring Its History, Dark Secrets & Challenges – Post Brexit, Post Covid
Walking Tour

We’ll visit hidden alleyways and courtyards where London’s early trading took place in Coffee Houses. We’ll look at Banks, Insurance companies and even Churches dedicated to Finance.

We’ll peek behind the scenes at shameful episodes and scandals in London’s history. And we’ll see many beautiful old buildings as we stroll from Aldgate to Paternoster Square including the Lloyds building, the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange, and the Stock Exchange.

There’ll be lots of time for chat and anecdotes and we’ll visit a city pub at the end of the walk.


Sam Jacobs is a third generation Londoner and a qualified City of London guide. He leads tours for the City of London corporation and Greater London Authority and the London Festival of Architecture. He’s worked in hi-tech in the City for 40 years with Banks & Insurance companies and is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Sam’s a specialist in the art, architecture, sights, eating and drinking places, churches, synagogues, gardens and history of London and leads regular walks in the area. He’s written several books about London's sights, literature and hotels, pubs and restaurants.

Thursday, 11 May 2023

17:00 - 18:30 BST


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