Walk 3 - Money makes the world go around

Meet at Bank Tube Station. Leave by Exit 8. Meet outside City of London Magistrates' Court, on the corner of Queen Victoria Street and Walbrook. If Exit 8 is closed, just make your way to the meeting point from whichever exit is open.  Please see maps below


The City of London is the heart of the global financial markets. The walk starts where two of London's most famous institutions, The Bank of England and The Royal Exchange developed. You'll see where banking began in Lombard Street, as well as in the coffee houses. At the end of the walk you'll have the chance to view the iconic Gherkin, and The Lloyd's Building.

The Gherkin

A quick guide to using the maps

The map on the left shows Bank Tube Station in street view and on the right is a Google Map. If you are not familiar with these maps, then here are some tips:

  • In street view, click the navigation circle on the left to change direction.
  • Use the plus/minus symbols to zoom in/out, or click the corner for full screen: Expand Street View to Full Screen and see a wealth of other information including photos in full screen, click photos.
  • In street view, hover your mouse over the image, it changes to a circle or square. Click to move to that spot.
  • On the right map, you can use similar controls to street view. You can also select the type of map by clicking on one of the white viewing boxes at the top.
  • If you get lost, then refresh this page to reset the maps and start again.
  • Your browser needs Flash to work with Street View. Apologies if you are using an iPhone or iPad.


Quiz Question

You will be entertained by a great many historical tales and interesting facts on this walk.
Pull back the curtains of history to reveal the answer to the following question:


"Where did the Bank of England first open its books?"


The answer to the question is:
Mercers Hall
Did you know, The Bank of England was founded in 1694?

To discover hidden London, contact:

Jane Buxton
Official London Tour Guide
07715 035071



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