Power and Scandals in the City of London (Private Tour)

Magpie ID: LCAJMZ
Reservation System:
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Discover how the new and old combine in this area
See Leadenhall market
Immerse yourself in the scandals of the area
Discover the origins of the East India Trading Company
Hear the tale of the Lloyd’s Names scandal of the 1990’s
Summary
To walk in the City is to be surrounded by money, past and present.
Description

Sturdy guildhalls, ancient pubs, and elegant exchanges bear testament to London’s long wealth, while all around invisible trillions of pounds are traded between the gleaming towers of modern finance.

For generations, millions have come to this great city of opportunity, awaiting their place upon the wheel of fortune. But for every honest trader, there have been those determined to make their success by fair means or foul - those who seek to push the line of legality, and perhaps drift over it. This tour is their story; the story of London’s most notorious and extraordinary financial frauds, a tale of wealth, avarice, and ruin. 

* Hear the obscure tale of how Lloyd’s of London began as Lloyd’s Coffeehouse 
* See Leadenhall market – the renowned haven for lunchtime drinking among insurance workers 
* Immerse yourself in the scandals of fraudulent offshore banks, hoodwinking, and shady syndicates

Discover the origins of the East India Trading Company and London’s port history– where once forests of ship masts stretched across the river. As you walk Leadenhall Street, hear the tale of the Lloyd’s Names scandal of the 1990’s and allegations – left unproven—of ‘recruit to dilute’ syndicate liability. Then learn about the South Sea Bubble, the collapse of which shook Britain to its core.

Entering Change Alley,your guide will paint for you the portrait of the street as it stood 300 years ago - a crowded alley, filled with traders, rumour, and wild financial speculation as the South Sea frenzy reached its height. Walking the short distance to Cheapsideand the former site of the Mercer’s Hall, your guide will describe the frantic meeting of South Sea company creditors that took place here in 1720, before exploring the Bubble’s bitter denouement.

Included Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
A friendly, professional guide with first-hand knowledge of the area
Excluded Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Should you require a specific pick up location, additional fees may apply and are payable locally
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 72 minutes
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.513369, -0.087927
Address: 14 Cornhill, Langbourn, London, England, EC3V 3NR, GB
Notes: Statue of James Henry Greathead
Start Location Notes 14 Cornhill, Langbourn, London, England, EC3V 3NR, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes 14 Cornhill, Langbourn, London, England, EC3V 3NR, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

PRICE FOR TWO ADULTS AND CHILDREN RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 1-100 years $150.00 Available on request
Child $150.00 Available on request
PRICE FOR ADDITIONAL ADULTS AND CHILDREN RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 1-100 years $25.00 Available on request
Child $20.00 Available on request

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