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A 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times London is home to the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ at Westminster, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations for centuries. One of the most diverse cities in the world London is a global leader in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transportation.


Barclays and the Law Society launch law-tech incubator

Together, they aim to turbo-charge the UK’s law-tech sector, helping companies start up and scale up, and become international leaders in their field – matching the UK’s reputation as a leader in legal services.

Heidi Alexander MP opens Bromley day nursery and pre-school

2003 while on a maternity break from a job as a Director’s personal assistant Marcelle Imrie decided to train to be a child minder so that she would be able to provide a child minding service from home.

04 Sep 2017, 12:19 BST

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Future of Croydon travel business secured

The future of a long established family owned travel business in Croydon, Coach, has been secured after it was bought by local travel agency business Go Travel.

Barclays launches Rise London, the new ‘home of fintech’

Barclays this week opened the doors to the new HQ of its flagship innovation centre, Rise London, the largest fintech co-working space in Europe.

Heels and hosiery: Lucy Choi and Bianca Miller-Cole on “taking risks”

Shoe designer Lucy Choi and entrepreneur Bianca Miller–Cole were the guests of honour last week at an evening of inspiration hosted by the Barclays Win Gender network.

Heart of the financial district for over 300 years

During our 325 year history, Barclays has only had two head offices – 54 Lombard Street in the City of London and 1 Churchill Place in Canary Wharf – the UK’s two main financial districts.

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Our history in London

Barclays has a rich and long history in London, dating back to the 17th century. John Freame, to whom Barclays' history is usually traced, traded as a goldsmith in Lombard Street from 1690 with Thomas Gould. The 'Barclay' names entered the business in 1736 when James Barclay, who had married John Freame's daughter Sarah, joined the partnership and his name took precedence.

Rise - London

We really want to help pioneers of FinTech to connect, create and scale. To do that, we’ve built a community across the world, with London at the core.

Research and Insights - London

Here you can get the lowdown - the interesting and sometimes surprising facts, figures and insights about your local community, a region, or even all of the UK.

Barclays Eagle Lab - Notting Hill Gate

Barclays Eagle Lab Notting Hill Gate is a professional workplace for Entrepreneurs to grow their business in a focused and business oriented environment, providing access to digital fabrication equipment and expertise to assist your business to flourish.

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