Building    From 1691  To 1785

Lloyds Coffee House

Edward Lloyd first opened his coffee house on Tower Street in 1687 but had to move to larger premises in Lombard Street in 1691. It was a meeting place for businessmen where information was exchanged. In 1696 Lloyd started publishing Lloyds Lists of ship arrivals and departures and so began what is now the world's leading insurance market providing specialist insurance.

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Lloyds Coffee House

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Lloyds Coffee House

Site of Lloyds Coffee House, 1691 - 1785. Corporation of London

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