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Royal Exchange

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Royal ExchangeThe Royal Exchange in Threadneddle Street was set up in 1566 by Sir Thomas Gresham, who wanted to make London the new financial and commercial centre of Europe. Merchants and brokers met here daily and it soon became the centre of London's business life.
Samuel Wale (artist): John Green (engraver), 1761
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