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London Metal Exchange

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The London Metal Exchange (LME) is the futures exchange with the world’s largest market in options and futures contracts on base and other metals.

The London Metal Market and Exchange Company was founded in 1877, but the market traces its origins back to 1571 and the opening of the Royal Exchange, London. Before the exchange was created, business was conducted by traders in London coffee houses using a makeshift ring drawn in chalk on the floor.

At first only copper was traded. Lead and zinc were soon added but only gained official trading status in 1920. The exchange was closed during World War II and did not re-open until 1954. The range of metals traded was extended to include aluminium (1978), nickel (1979), tin (1989), aluminium alloy (1992), steel (2008), and minor metals cobalt and molybdenum (2010). The exchange ceased trading plastics in 2011. The total value of the trade is around $US 11.6 trillion annually.


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NEARBY STREETS
Adams Court, EC2N Adam’s Court is thought to be named for Sir Thomas Adams.
Aldermans Walk, EC2M Alderman’s Walk was formerly Dashwood’s Walk, for Francis Dashwood, who lived here in the 18th century.
Aldgate High Street, EC3N Once the route to one of the six original gates of the Wall of London, Aldgate High Street has an important place in medieval London’s history.
Aldgate, EC3N Aldgate was the easternmost gateway through the London Wall leading from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
America Square, EC3N America Square is a street and small square, built in about 1760 and dedicated to the American colonies.
Arcadia Court, E1 Arcadia Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Artillery Lane, E1 The name Artillery Lane remembers the skills of the operators of the longbow.
Artillery Passage, E1 Artillery Passage dates from its time as part of The Old Artillery Ground.
Artizan Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Back Alley, EC3N Back Alley is a small alleyway off of Northumberland Alley.
Beer Lane, EC3R Beer Lane ran from the east end of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street.
Bell Lane, E1 Bell Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bevis Marks, EC3A Bevis Marks is a short street in the ward of Aldgate in the City of London.
Billiter Square, EC3M Billiter Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Billiter Street, EC3M Billiter Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Bishopsgate Arcade, EC2M Bishopsgate Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M Bishopsgate Churchyard is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate, EC2M Bishopsgate was originally the entry point for travellers coming from the north east into London.
Bishopsgate, EC2N Bishopsgate is named after one of the original eight gates in the London Wall.
Blomfield Street, EC2M Blomfield Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Botolph Alley, EC3R Botolph Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Botolph Lane, EC3R Botolph Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Broad Street Place, EC2M Broad Street Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Broadgate Circle, EC2M Broadgate Circle is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Broadgate, EC2M Broadgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Brody House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Brune Street, E1 Brune Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Brushfield Street, E1 Brushfield Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Bishopsgate.
Bulls Head Passage, EC3V Bulls Head Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Bury Street, EC3A Bury Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Byward Street, EC3R Byward Street was laid out between 1895 and 1906.
Camomile Street, EC3A Camomile Street is a short street in the City of London
Carlisle Avenue, EC3N Carlisle Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cavendish Court, EC3A Cavendish Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Clothier Street, E1 A street within the E1, postcode
Clothworkers Hall, EC3R Clothworkers Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Cobb Street, E1 Cobb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cooper?s Row, EC3N Cooper?s Row is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Coopers Row, EC3N Coopers Row is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Corbet Court, EC3V Corbet Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Creechurch Lane, EC3A Creechurch Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Crescent, EC3N Crescent is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cresent, EC3N Cresent is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Crinoline Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Crispin Street, E1 Crispin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crosswall, EC3N Crosswall was formerly named John Street, after King John.
Crutched Friars, EC3N Crutched Friars is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cullum Street, EC3M Cullum Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Custom House Walkway, EC3R Custom House Walkway is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Cutler Street, E1 Cutler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cutler Street, EC3A Cutler Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Cutlers Gardens Arcade, EC2M Cutlers Gardens Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Dark Horse Walk, EC3R Dark Horse Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Denning Point 33 Commercial Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Devonshire Row, EC2M Devonshire Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Devonshire Square, E1 Devonshire Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Devonshire Square, EC2M Devonshire Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Dorset Street, E1 Dorset Street was a small thoroughfare running east-west from Crispin Street to Commercial Street.
Dukes Place, EC3A Dukes Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Dukes Place, EC3A Duke’s Place was formerly called Duke Street.
Dukes Place, EC3N Dukes Place is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Dunster Court, EC3R Dunster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Eastcheap, EC3M Eastcheap is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Exchange Place, EC2M Exchange Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Fenchurch Avenue, EC3M Fenchurch Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Buildings, EC3M Fenchurch Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Place, EC3M Fenchurch Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Street, EC3M Fenchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
French Ordinary Court, EC3M French Ordinary Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Frying Pan Alley, E1 Frying Pan Alley is situated close to Middlesex Street and its Petticoat Lane market.
Gloucester Court, EC3R Gloucester Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Goodman’s Yard, E1 Goodman’s Yard is a street between Minories and Mansell Street.
Goring Street, EC3A Goring Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Goulston Street, E1 Goulston Street is a thoroughfare running north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Grant?s Quay Wharf, EC3R Grant?s Quay Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Gravel Lane, E1 Gravel Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Great St Helen’s, EC3A This is a street in the EC3A postcode area
Great St Helens, EC3A Great St Helens is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Great Tower Street, EC3R Great Tower Street, originally known just as Tower Street, forms an eastern continuation of Eastcheap.
Great Winchester Street, EC2N Great Winchester Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Gun Street, E1 Gun Street was part of the Old Artillery Ground - land formerly designated one of the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Harp Lane, EC3R Harp Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Harrow Place, E1 Harrow Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hart Street, EC3R Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Haydon Street, E1 The eastern end of Haydon Street was called Mansell Passage.
Haydon Street, EC3N Haydon Street heads east from the Minories.
Heneage Lane, EC3A Heneage Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Houndsditch, E1 A street within the EC3A postcode
Houndsditch, EC3A Houndsditch is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Idol Lane, EC3R Idol Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
India Street, EC3N India Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Jewry Street, EC3N Jewry Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Leadenhall Market, EC3M Leadenhall Market is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Leadenhall Market, EC3V Leadenhall Market is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Leadenhall Place, EC3M Leadenhall Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Leadenhall Place, EC3V Leadenhall Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Leadenhall Street, EC3M Leadenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Leadenhall Street, EC3N Leadenhall Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Leadenhall Street, EC3P Leadenhall Street - historic home to both the East India Company and Lloyd’s of London.
Leadenhall Street, EC3V Leadenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Leyden Street, E1 Leyden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Library Square, E1 Library Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Lime Street, E17 A street within the EC3M postcode
Lime Street, EC3M Lime Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Little Paternoster Row, E1 Little Paternoster Row was once known as French Alley.
Little Somerset Street, E1 Little Somerset Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Liverpool Street, EC2M Liverpool Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Lloyd?s Avenue, EC3N Lloyd?s Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Lloyds Avenue, EC3N Lloyds Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Loft House 46a Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Lolesworth Close, E1 Lolesworth Close is a short cul-de-sac on the east side of Commercial Street which was originally the western extremity of Flower and Dean Street.
London Fruit Exchange, E1 London Fruit Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
London Street, EC3R London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
London Wall Buildings, EC2M London Wall Buildings are a commercial development.
Lovat Lane, EC3R Lovat Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Lower Thames Street, EC3R Lower Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Mansell Street, EC3N Mansell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Mark Lane, EC3R Mark Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Middlesex Street, E1 Middlesex Street is home to the Petticoat Lane Market.
Middlesex Street, EC3A Middlesex Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Mincing Lane, EC3R Mincing Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minories, EC3N Minories is one of the old streets of the City of London.
Minster Court, EC3R Minster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minster Pavement, EC3R Minster Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minsters Pavement, EC3A Minsters Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Mitre Avenue, E17 Mitre Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Mitre Square, EC3A Mitre Square is a small square in the City of London.
Mitre Street, EC3A Mitre Street connects Creechurch Lane with the Aldgate.
Munster Court, SW6 Munster Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Muscovy Street, EC3R Muscovy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
New Broad Street, EC2M New Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
New Goulston Street, E1 New Goulston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New London Street, EC3R New London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
New Street, EC2M New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Octagon Arcade, EC2M Octagon Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R Old Billingsgate Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2M Old Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2N Old Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Old Castle Street, E1 Old Castle Street runs north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street, the southern section of which incorporates the former Castle Alley, murder site of Ripper victim Alice McKenzie.
Parliament Court, E1 Parliament Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Paxton House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pepys Street, EC3N Pepys Street links Seething Lane in the west to Cooper’s Row in the east.
Petticoat Square, E1 A street within the postcode
Petticoat Tower, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Petty Wales, EC3N Petty Wales is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Philpot Lane, EC3M Philpot Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Plantain Gardens, E11 A street within the EC3V postcode
Plantain Gardens, E11 A street within the EC3V postcode
Plantation Lane, EC3R Plantation Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Portsoken Street, E1 Portsoken Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Railway Arches, EC3N Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Rood Lane, EC3M Rood Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Rose Court, E1 Rose Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Saint Dunstan?s Hill, EC3R Saint Dunstan?s Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Saint Mary Axe, EC3A Saint Mary Axe is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Sandy’s Row, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Sandys Row, E1 Sandys Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Saracen?s Head Yard, EC3N Saracen?s Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Savage Gardens, EC3N Savage Gardens connects Crutched Friars in the north to Trinity Square in the south, crossing Pepys Street.
Seething Lane, EC3N Seething Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Ship Tavern Passage, EC3M Ship Tavern Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Ship Tavern Passage, EC3V Ship Tavern Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Shorter Street, E1 Shorter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shorter Street, EC3N Shorter Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
St Botolph Street, EC3A St Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Clare Street, EC3N St Clare Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
St Dunstans Hill, EC3R St Dunstans Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Georges Lane, EC3R St Georges Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Helen?s Place, EC3A St Helen?s Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Helens Place, EC3A St Helens Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Helen’s Place, EC3A St Helen’s Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St James’s Passage, EC3A St James’s Passage was formerly known as Church Passage.
St James’s Place, EC3A St James Place was an open square, formerly Broad Court, which held a daily market that sold fruits of various kinds.
St Margaret Pattens Church, EC3M St Margaret Pattens Church is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
St Mary At Hill, EC3R St Mary At Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Mary Axe, EC3A St Mary Axe is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St. Botolph Street, EC3A St. Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St. Mary’s Grove, N1 A street within the EC3A postcode
Staple Hall, EC3A Staple Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Stone House Court, EC3A Stone House Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Stoney Lane, E1 Stoney Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Strype Street, E1 Strype Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3R Sugar Quay Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Sun Street Passage, EC2M Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Talbot Court, EC3V Talbot Court was next to the Talbot Inn until the Great Fire of London.
Tenter Ground, E1 Tenter Ground is one of the notable streets of Spitalfields.
The Queen?s Steps, EC3N The Queen?s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Bridge Approach, E1W Tower Bridge Approach is a road in the E1W postcode area
Tower Bridge Approach, EC3N Tower Bridge Approach is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Bridge, E1W Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tower Hill Terrace, EC3N Tower Hill Terrace is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Hill, EC3N Tower Hill is a street and square, northwest of the Tower of London.
Tower Place West, EC3R Tower Place West is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Place, EC3R Tower Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Walk, E1W Tower Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Toynbee Street, E1 Toynbee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Trinity Square, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Undershaft, EC2N Undershaft is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Undershaft, EC3A Undershaft is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Undershaft, EC3P Undershaft is a road in the EC3P postcode area
Union Court, EC2N Union Court is an alleyway off of Broad Street.
Unit 405, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Victoria Avenue, EC2M This is a street in the EC2M postcode area
Victoria Yard, E1 Victoria Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vine Street, EC3N Vine Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Wentworth Street, E1 Wentworth Street runs east-west from the junction of Brick Lane, Osborn Street and Old Montague Street to Middlesex Street, forming part of the boundary between Spitalfields and St Mary’s Whitechapel.
White Kennet Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
White Kennett Street, E1 White Kennett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Kennett Street, EC3A White Kennett Street was named after a Bishop of Peterborough.
White Lion Court, EC3V White Lion Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Whites Row, E1 White’s Row is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Crispin Street.
Whittington Avenue, EC3A Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Whittington Avenue, EC3V Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Widegate Street, E1 Widegate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wormwood Street, EC2N Wormwood Street refers to the wormwood plant which used to grow on the London Wall and in other areas of wasteland in the City.
Wormwood Street, EC2N Wormwood Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Wrestlers Court, EC3A Wrestlers Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.


City of London

The City of London constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the conurbation has since grown far beyond its borders.

As the City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of Greater London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It holds city status in its own right and is also a separate ceremonial county.

It is widely referred to as 'The City' (often written on maps as City and differentiated from the phrase 'the city of London') or 'the Square Mile' as it is 1.12 square miles in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being largely based in the City.

The local authority for the City, the City of London Corporation, is unique in the UK and has some unusual responsibilities for a local council, such as being the police authority. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City's boundaries. The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.

The City is a major business and financial centre, ranking as the world's leading centre of global finance. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and continues to be a major meeting point for businesses.

The City had a resident population of about 7000 in 2011 but over 300,000 people commute to it and work there, mainly in the financial services sector. The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple - fall within the City of London boundary.
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