Financial London

The world’s financial capital* provides temples of glass as well as stone

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Ancient and modern sit side by side in the rambling Roman settlement that has grown to become the centre of global finance. That they do not always sit together harmoniously is testament to the friction that often defines how the City of London consolidates modernity within its heritage as skyscrapers increasingly threaten to destabilise the preeminent historic character that is core to its urban identity. Nonetheless, the tradition of architecture being deliberately deployed to convey power, wealth and status is core to the City’s built heritage and it is the unmistakable thread that runs through the district’s landmark commercial buildings whether they are new or old.

* Global Financial Centres Index 2017

Highlights:

  • Royal Exchange

  • Tower 42

  • Broadgate

WALK START LOCATION:      Liverpool Street Station (Bishopsgate Main Entrance) / Map

WALK ENDS: Near St. Paul's Cathedral

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ALL WALKS KEY:

STYLES / PERIODS Featured

GO   GOTHIC / PRE-

         MEDIEVAL

 CL    CLASSICAL

MO   MODERN /

        CONTEMPORARY

1   BIG BEN / PARLIAMENT

2   BRITISH MUSEUM

3   BUCKINGHAM PALACE

4   GHERKIN

5   LONDON EYE

6   OLYMPIC PARK

7   ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

8   SHARD

9   TATE MODERN

10  TOWER OF LONDON /

      TOWER BRIDGE

11  TRAFALGAR SQUARE

12  WESTMINSTER ABBEY

LANDMARKS Featured