London: Epicentre of Global Finance Tour


London: Epicentre of Global Finance Tour

Embark on the London: Epicentre of Global Finance Tour, a comprehensive 4-hour exploration that traces the City of London's ascent as a dominant force in the world of finance. This tour takes you through the historical and modern landmarks that illustrate London's pivotal role in shaping global economics.

Beginning at the venerable Bank of England, learn about its founding in 1694 and how it evolved to become the nation’s central banking pillar, crucial for the UK's financial system. As we stroll through the City, witness the grandeur of the Royal Exchange and the architectural innovation of the Gherkin and the Walkie-Talkie, symbols of London's ongoing influence in global finance.

Discover how London's unique position historically—geographically and politically—enabled it to become a bridge between the markets of the East and the West, facilitating its rise as the world's foremost financial hub. Explore the blend of deep-rooted financial practices with cutting-edge architecture that stands as a testament to centuries of economic resilience and innovation.

This tour offers a deep dive into how the City of London has maintained its status at the heart of the global financial universe, showcasing both its historical significance and its modern-day prowess in the financial sector.


Please note: 

  • This tour is normally delivered on foot with no access to sites included.
  • Some optional extras include a vehicle to drive between sites, site access and refreshments.  These must be requested at the time of booking and will incur additional costs.
  • The normal recommended duration for this tour is published on this page.  If you require a shorter or longer duration please let us know at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • All of our tours are for private bookings only.  Whether you're a single, couple, family, group of friends or corporate booking, you will enjoy the exclusive care and attention of our guide
  • All guides on our team are warm, engaging professionals who are well travelled themselves, and offer their own rich life experiences to help hit the mark for your enjoyment of our tours.
  • Guides reserve the right to adapt the route of this tour according to various logistical requirements (for example inclement weather or traffic congestion) on the day of the tour.
  • Most tours are customisable and adaptable for special interests, language support (currently English, French and Spanish), accessibility / disability amendments and other sensitive handling (such as women-led tours). 
  • Please advise us of any other special requests on booking.
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At a glance

Neighbourhoods explored
City of London, Canary Wharf / Docklands
Sites along the way
Fleet Street, The Tower of London, Sky Garden, Bank of England (Museum), Leadenhall Market
Themes enjoyed
Roman History, Medieval History, Architecture, Cultural & Educational, Modern Development
Perfect for
Couples, Families, Corporate Groups, Singles, Layover, Children, Seniors, Disabled
Typical walk duration
4 hours