Lombard Street

Commercial Bank of Scotland

60-62 Lombard Street, EC3Built: 1890 Architect:  John Macvicar AndersonLocation: Lombard StreetListing:  Grade II (1972) The main decorative elements are the choice of contrasting granite colours for the columns and rather stubby balustrade fronting the first-floor windows. Both main entablatures are… Read More »Commercial Bank of Scotland

Credit Lyonnais

39-40 Lombard Street, EC3Built: 1866-68Architect: Frederic John Francis and Horace FrancisLocation: Lombard StreetListing: Grade II (1975) This decorative tour de force is a precursor to later Edwardian exuberance but the balanced scale and sure handling of the abundant detail ensure… Read More »Credit Lyonnais

Royal Insurance Building

24-28 Lombard Street, EC3 Built: 1912 Architect: Gordon & Gunton Location: Lombard Street Listing: Grade II (1974) As is usually the case in Lombard Street, a number of buildings and tenants have succeeded each other on this site. For instance,… Read More »Royal Insurance Building

Lombard Street

Lombard Street is perhaps the single most iconic address in the City of London, synonymous with banking and providing the title for Walter Bagehot’s seminal 1873 work on the money market.  Bagehot wrote that “The briefest and truest way of… Read More »Lombard Street