The Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange

05 June 2018

Only a few minutes' walk from One Crown Place, the Royal Exchange is a luxury shopping and dining destination in the heart of the City.

The Royal Exchange is one of London’s most iconic buildings, boasts over 30 contemporary retailers and offers an unrivalled collection of boutique shopping and dining in the City of London. The Royal Exchange hosts events throughout the year including the annual Watch and Jewellery Week and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Watch and Jewellery Week is a weeklong celebration of the finest watches and jewellery the City has to offer where guests mingle with some of the City’s finest watch and jewellery experts. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony welcomes residents and visitors to the City of London to a seasonal evening of hot chocolate, mulled wine and warm mince pies as well as traditional carol singing.

Officially opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth I in 1571, The Royal Exchange was the brainchild of renowned merchant Thomas Gresham. It soon became a centre for the capital’s commerce, bringing together both brokers and merchants. Trading continued for the next four centuries, despite being interrupted by fires, war and construction work, before coming to a halt in 1991. Then in 2001, an extensive redevelopment by architects Aukett Fitzroy Robinson transformed The Royal Exchange courtyard, reviving its trading legacy by giving it a new role housing the world’s most desired retailers and placing it, once again, in the thriving centre of commerce.

14 Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LT