Friday, September 1, 2017

The Sinking of Lloyd's of London

From an inauspicious and informal gathering at Edward Lloyd’s London coffee house in 1688 to ringing the ship’s bell in a futuristic glass escalator marketplace, Lloyd’s of London has endured through feast and famine.  From Tower Street to the Royal Exchange at Cornhill, on to 12 Leadenhall Street and finally to One Lime Street, Lloyd’s of London has been the world's leading insurance market, the second largest commercial insurer and sixth largest re-insurer. 

Read the entire essay from the View from the Mount archives

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