Throgmorton Street

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Throgmorton Street
Looking eastwards up Throgmorton Street - geograph.org.uk - 921749.jpg
Location London, United Kingdom
Postal code EC2
Nearest train station London Underground Docklands Light Railway Bank
Coordinates 51°30′53″N 0°05′12″W / 51.51483°N 0.08674°W / 51.51483; -0.08674Coordinates: 51°30′53″N 0°05′12″W / 51.51483°N 0.08674°W / 51.51483; -0.08674
East end Old Broad Street
West end Lothbury

Throgmorton Street is a minor road in the City of London between Lothbury in the west and Old Broad Street to the east.

History[edit]

Throgmorton Street in 1955

It is named after Nicholas Throckmorton,[1] chief banker of England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and the head of an ancient Warwickshire family.

The London Stock Exchange formerly occupied the southern side of Throgmorton Street. It was also once the home of Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister.

Throgmorton Avenue runs from Throgmorton Street to London Wall: it is a private road belonging to the Drapers' livery company and Carpenters' livery company with gates at each end. The gates to London Wall are controlled by the Carpenters' Company and are open between about 7 am and 7 pm on working weekdays. The livery halls of both companies can be accessed from the avenue, as can Drapers' Gardens; the Drapers occasionally use their hall's grander entrance on Throgmorton Street.

Transport[edit]

The nearest London Underground station is Bank, which can be reached via Princes Street, a short distance to the south from Throgmorton Street's western end. The nearest mainline railway station is Liverpool Street.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Throgmorton Street: The Drapers' Company. British History Online. Retrieved 5 May 2017.

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