4 star modern hotel
24 Ludgate Hill, St Pauls, EC4M 7DRShow on map
"Stay at your own club in the City of London for the perfect base from which to do business" In the City of London, Club Quarters St Pauls is a superb place for corporate travellers to stay. Club Quarters are... Read More »
15 West Smithfield, St Pauls, EC1A 9HYShow on map
These serviced apartments, convenient for doing business in the City of London, are close to several stations. Farringdon, Barbican, City Thameslink and St Paul’s stations are all 0.3 miles away.... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
6 Wardrobe Place, Blackfriars, EC4V 5AFShow on map
Kings Wardrobe Apartments is well located for transport connections. The closest mainline railway stations are Blackfriars and City Thameslink, both 0.2 miles away. You can catch a train straight from Gatwick... Read More »
5 star deluxe modern hotel
10 Godliman Street, St Pauls, EC4V 5AJShow on map
Grange St Paul’s is close to many London attractions. St Paul’s Cathedral is a few hundred feet from the door and it is a short walk (0.2 miles) to the north bank of the River Thames. Cross the... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
18-21 Charterhouse Square, Farringdon, EC1M 6AHShow on map
This distinctive 4-Star hotel is in the fashionable area of Smithfield just north of the City of London. It is very close to Charterhouse Square – a pleasant historic green space – and also a short... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
19 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, EC4V 6BDShow on map
Elegant rooms, a business centre and gourmet dining in London’s Square Mile Crowne Plaza London - The City is a contemporary 4-Star hotel aimed at business travellers staying in London's financial... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
12 Peters Lane, , Clerkenwell, EC1M 6DSShow on map
Close to the City of London and a short tube ride from the West End, this eclectic hotel is 0.1 miles from Farringdon Station - a mainline railway station served by First Capital Connect trains from Brighton... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
30 Greville Street, Farringdon, EC1N 8AFShow on map
These serviced apartments are in a new 5-Star, environmentally friendly development in a part of London that is well known for design studios, creative industries and jewellers. Hatton Garden, famous for the... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
1-2 Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, Temple, EC4Y 1LLShow on map
"Luxury 4-Star hotel in the City of London with sumptuous accommodation and a courtyard" Apex Temple Court Hotel is a luxury 4-Star hotel just off London’s Fleet Street, in the City of London. It is... Read More »
7-21 Goswell Road, Barbican, EC1M 7AHShow on map
Citadines Barbican's conveniently located and inexpensive serviced studios and apartments provide easy access to the City of London and its environs. A few minutes' walk from Barbican Underground Station,... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange sits in one of the sleek, ultra modern buildings, which rub shoulders with the ancient churches and monuments of the City of London. In fact, St Paul's Cathedral is just a two-minute walk away. Situated in the heart of London's business and financial district, the Stock Exchange is a vital component of London's economy, a centre which has helped London to become one of the most powerful financial centres in the world and international trading is carried out around the clock by the many be-suited city boys you'll see in the area's pubs and bars.
When the Stock Exchange was first opened in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I, the traders weren't allowed into the Royal Exchange because of their crude manners; a trait, which some might say, continues to this day. Most trading was instead carried out in Jonathan and Garraway's coffee houses nearby, where rowdy traders would haggle over provisions such as salt and coal. This rather haphazard method of trading marketable securities changed when the Great Fire of London destroyed Gresham's Royal Exchange and a new centre had to be built. The Royal Exchange was a much more organised affair, where traders were required to be licensed and trade was regulated by Parliament. Various incidents of fraud and companies which had not been chartered, which caused a 'bubble' in the market, led to penalties and protection clauses, which helped to mold the stock market as we now know it.
During the First World War, amid fears that countries that had loaned money to Britain would begin requesting interest and returns on their loan, the Stock Exchange was temporarily closed. In World War II however, despite air raids and fires in the Exchange, trading continued, mostly over the phone and the Royal Exchange was only closed for eight days throughout. After the Wars, trading continued to grow and prosper, most noticeably in the Big bang of the 1980s, when trading became computerised, meaning that the Stock floor changed drastically, and the 'open-outcry' method of trading hasn't been used since.
Today the Stock Exchange continues to grow and mergers and partnerships mean that the London Stock Exchange is now known as the London Stock Exchange Group. The stock exchange continues to help companies join the London equity market, broaden their shareholder base and place an objective value on the company's business. Over 1,300 companies from over 60 countries around the world have taken advantage of the renowned standards of regulation and corporate governance the London Stock Exchange Group offers, raising over £366 billion pounds.
If you are visiting London to conduct business at the London Stock Exchange, there are plenty of hotels in the nearby area, as well as well heeled bars, restaurants and historic sights to explore in your free time. The Crowne Plaza Hotel offers a superb range of amenities and comfortable rooms. The Strand Palace Hotel offers reasonable room rates close to London's Theatreland district. Club Quarters St Paul’s offers a sophisticated vibe and a high level of service and MiNC Apartments offer a stylish home away from home in Clerkenwell.