The London Stock Exchange evolved from coffee shops
In 1688, the Lloyd Cafe (Edward Lloyd' s) in the river Thames Tower Street (Tower Street) opened for business, soon became a seaman, merchant and ship owner in exchange place, Lloyd yielded to provide a timetable ship out of Hong Kong, to attract more businessmen to buy and sell the maritime insurance party transactions. In 1691, the cafe site is not enough, moved to Lombardy Street (Lombard Street), to become the insurance group fortune, has won the British official awarded ” blue circle plaque “ (blue plaque), witness its ancient history. Until today, Lloyd's headquarters uniformed reception staff, called as &rdquo and early Cafe Waiter, still; “ highlight a long source of coffee.
In addition, the London Stock Exchange evolved from the cafe. For 168 years, Jonathan Myers (Jonathan Miles) (Exchange Alley) in trading Street opened the cafe Jonathan (Jonathan' s CofFee-House), and provide the price information, grab the business with the Royal trading center, and finally evolved into today's London Stock exchange.