We have arranged a guided tour of Lloyd’s of London at 11:00 am on Wednesday 11 September.
In the 17th century, London's importance as a trade centre led to an increasing demand for ship and cargo insurance. Edward Lloyd's coffee shop became recognised as the place for obtaining marine insurance and this is where the Lloyd’s that we know today began.
From those beginnings in a coffee shop in 1688, Lloyd’s has been a pioneer in insurance and has grown over 330 years to become the world’s leading market for specialist insurance.
The tour will start with a walk through the Underwriting Room where insurance from all over the world is placed by Lloyd’s Brokers with Lloyd’s Underwriters and international insurance companies. It will include the Nelson Collection, the Lutine Bell, the Marine Total Loss Book, the Adam Room, and a short talk on the history of Lloyd’s.
Afterwards lunch has been arranged at Loch Fyne at Leadenhall Market, a short walk away.
The cost including the visit and lunch with wine is £65 per person. Please book no later than Monday 2 September, either here online or by downloading a booking form to be sent by email or post.