Who Knew

Trading Place

Who knew ...

The very first written description of London says it is “full of people doing deals”?
Most of India used to be run by a private company with an office five windows wide?
The coffee shop where anti-abolitionists met is next to where abolitionists met?
For nearly 2000 years people have lived and worked in the City, constantly focusing on “doing deals” and making money. This walk aims to bring to life how Londoners have conducted their “dealing” over two millennia, focusing on the most pivotal Roman, Medieval, Early Modern and more recent examples of “doing deals”. Brexit and Covid are providing the next set of challenges: it is interesting to reflect on this past as we think about how the City will adapt and keep “dealing”
Duration 120 mins (2.5km)
End Leadenhall Market

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