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Southwark Bridge

The Southwark Bridge connects The City of London with Southwark. At the time it was built, it further integrated the warehouses and industry south of the river with The City's financial district.

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Tate Modern
Built during the Industrial Revolution, the building fell into disrepair until it was raised from the ashes to become the central hub of London’s modern art scene.
Shakespeare Globe
An academic replica of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse where Shakespeare once worked.
Bankside Hotel
From its sustainability commitment to its partnerships with local artists, the urban hotel is the ideal spot for travelers looking for an authentic London experience.
Take Courage Ghost Sign
This ghost sign was painted some time after 1955 when Courage Brewery merged with Barclay Perkins & Co. The popular slogan on the building is one of London’s most instagrammed sights.
Tate Modern’s Materials and Objects
See how artists have influenced the design of everyday objects, including labels of beer bottles and cans.
Tate Modern Terrace Bar
In 2017, the Tate handed over their taps to independent craft brewers, embracing the idea that art extends beyond visual mediums.

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Power and Scandals in the City of London - Private Walking Tour
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 Cheapside and 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. 
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