Building    From 1680  To 1778

Jonathan’s Coffee House

Founded by Jonathan Miles in Exchange Alley around 1680. In 1698 John Castaing posted a list of prices for stocks and commodities. And so traders who were expelled from the Royal Exchange used Jonathan's as a meeting place. It burnt down and was rebuilt in 1748. In 1773 the traders built the bigger 'New Jonathan's" in Sweeting's Alley (about where Royal Exchange Buildings meets Threadneedle Street now) but it soon became known as the Stock Exchange and evolved into the LSE that we have today. The original Jonathan's succumbed to the flames for a second and final time in 1778.

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Jonathan’s Coffee House

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Jonathan’s Coffee House

On this site between 1680 and 1778 stood Jonathan’s Coffee House, the princip...

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Anglo-Chilean Society

Anglo-Chilean Society

Fromed at the Chilean Embassy at 3 Hamilton Place. In 2008 The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce based in London merged with The Anglo Chilean Society.

Group, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Chile

1 memorial
Spitalfields weaving industry

Spitalfields weaving industry

Many of the Huguenots that arrived here in the 16th and 17th centuries were skilled silk weavers and set up looms in their homes in Spitalfields. The Spitalfields textile trade thrived until the mi...

Concept, Commerce, Craft / Design

2 memorials
Selfridges

Selfridges

Department store created by Harry Selfridge. The flagship store opened on 15 March 1909. In 1951 it was acquired by Lewis's and then in 1965 by the Sears Group. In 2003 the chain was acquired by Ga...

Group, Commerce

3 memorials
Frederick Horniman

Frederick Horniman

Tea merchant, benefactor and politician. Born Frederick John Horniman at Bridgwater, Somerset. He inherited his father's tea business, which by 1891 was described as the biggest tea firm in the wor...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce, Museums / Libraries, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Ceylon, India

3 memorials
William Alfred Westropp Foyle

William Alfred Westropp Foyle

Founded Foyles Bookshop in 1903.  Born Shoreditch, the 7th child of a 7th child of a 7th child.  William and brother Gilbert opened their first bookshop in Islington, moved to Peckham and then Ceci...

Person, Commerce, Museums / Libraries

1 memorial