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Review of Lloyds of London

Lloyds of London
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Ranked #432 of 1,568 things to do in London
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Lloyds building, either during the open house weekend, or accompanied by a Lloyds passholder, take it!

Off limits to the general public, this is the home of insurance. In some ways it is like stepping back in time when you approach the entrance, from the door staff in their red jackets and top hats, to the strict dress code for the trading insurance community inside.

Stepping into the underwriting room, there are rows upon rows of underwriting boxes, the centre of the room dominated by the Lutine Bell. Around the centre of the underwriting you can see the original loss book, Nelson's order and the Nelson connection.

Take the elevator up to the 11th floor to visit the Adam Room, purchased by Lloyds in the 1950's and installed a short time after.

And don't forget to take the views of the City in on your way up/down in the elevators.

Visited November 2012
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“still remarkable after all these years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

How a staid conservative institution like an insurance market came to commission this building is something of a mystery. But they did and the old boys in pinstripes must not have know what had hit them. The building is great from the outside but if you can get in on the once-a-year oped day called London Open House every September its worth it. Otherwise the interior is out of bounds. You can see the building working from the outside, though. It is now a protected building, in spite of its youth, so cant be altered. Directly opposite is another commercial building by the same architect Richard Rogers - the wedge shaped tower known as the Cheesegrater. so you can see two for the price of one.

Visited January 2013
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London
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“Open house visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Very interesting building. Not sure if you can visit it normally but I went on open house weekend and visited for free. There is an amazing board room at the top which is furnished entirely from some stately home.

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“Impressive and Exquisite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Where function meets form.. and form follows function.

Visited May 2012
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