Esoteric London

No. 1207: Millbank, SW1

Posted in Architectural, London Places by esotericlondon on September 29, 2015

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Millbank, London, SW1. Photo ©RogerDean 2015

Hand-Book of London – Peter Cunningham, 1850:

ROYAL EXCHANGE (THE). A quadrangle and colonnade, (the third building of the kind on the same site), erected for the convenience of merchants and bankers; built from the designs of William Tite, and opened by her Majesty in person, Oct. 28th, 1844. The pediment was made by R. Westmacott, R.A., (the younger); the marble statue of her Majesty in the quadrangle, by Lough; and the statues of Sir Thomas Gresham, Sir Hugh Myddelton, and Queen Elizabeth, by Messrs. Joseph, Carew, and Watson. It is said to have cost 180,000 l. The two great days on Change are Tuesday and Friday, and the busy period from halfpast 3 to half-past 4 p.m. The Rothschilds, the greatest people on Change, occupy a pillar on the south side of the Exchange.