The London Lloyd's business centre is housed in the Lloyd's of London
building, a unique landmark in the City of London designed by Sir
Richard Rogers. As well as having Lloyd's, a world famous insurance
institution, as a neighbour, the area is home to other global insurance
brokers, the Bank of England, international financial institutions and
prestigious law firms. Based on the fourth floor, some of the rooms of
the business centre overlook the famous Underwriting Room. This room
contains the historic Lutine bell which was salvaged from the wrecked
British ship Lutine and rung in Lloyd's of London before announcements
of ships overdue or lost at sea. As well as enjoying natural light from
the large windows of the building, some offices back on to the
60-metre-high atrium which rises above the Underwriting Room.
The historical Leadenhall Market with its interesting shops and
fashionable wine bars and cafes is a short walk away and popular with
office workers for lunch breaks.