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Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
(/ˈlɛdənˌhɔːl/) is a road in London that is about 0.3 miles (500 m) long and links Cornhill and Bishopsgate in the west to St. Botolph Street and Aldgate
Aldgate
in the east. It is situated in the City of London, which is the historic nucleus of modern London as well its primary financial district. It was formerly the start of the A11 road from London to Norwich, but that route now originates on Aldgate
Aldgate
High Street, just east of Leadenhall Street. The Aldgate
Aldgate
Pump is located at the east end of the street. During much of the 18th and 19th centuries its name was synonymous with the East India Company, which had its headquarters there. Today it is perhaps most widely associated with the insurance industry and particularly the Lloyd's insurance market, whose 1928-1958 building fronted onto the street, and whose current building since 1986 also has an entrance on Leadenhall Street. The nearest London Underground
London Underground
station is Aldgate
Aldgate
(Circle and Metropolitan lines), and the closest mainline railway station is Fenchurch Street. Notable buildings and companies[edit]

A picture of Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
(engraving after Thomas H. Shepherd, 1837)

The Leadenhall Press
Leadenhall Press
was established following a move of the publisher Field & Tuer to No. 50 Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
in 1868. In 1879 a telephone exchange was installed at No. 101 Leadenhall Street by The Telephone Company (Bells Patents) Ltd. – one of the first in London. The street was home to East India House
East India House
from 1729 until its demolition in 1861; that site is now occupied by Lloyd's of London. Leadenhall Market is accessible via Whittington Avenue, a small side-road off Leadenhall Street. The London Metal Exchange
London Metal Exchange
is located at No. 56, opposite the church of St. Katharine Cree, which dates from 1631 and was made a Grade I listed building in 1950. Several major companies are headquartered on Leadenhall Street, including Xchanging, Ace European Group, Digital Guardian
Digital Guardian
EMEA, and Allianz
Allianz
Global Risks. Due to the proximity of Lloyd's, a number of other insurance firms and brokers also have offices on Leadenhall Street. The Leadenhall Building, located at No. 122 and opposite the Lloyd's building, is a 48-storey skyscraper, used as the venue for the BBC's The Apprentice interviews. The Scalpel, a 38-storey skyscraper at 52-54 Lime Street
52-54 Lime Street
is being contstructed at the junction of Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
and Lime Street.[1] A new office development including a tower of 34 storeys has been proposed for 40 Leadenhall Street.[2] See also[edit]

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Fenchurch Street Lime Street St Mary Axe

References[edit]

^ " The Scalpel
The Scalpel
The city skyline defined". thescalpelec3.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-12.  ^ "Henderson Global Investors launches plans for new office building at 40 Leadenhall Street". Henderson Global Investors. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°30′48″N 0°04′52″W / 51.51346°N 0.081°W / 51.51346; -0.081

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