“I personally would go mad if I had to work in a place like that”.
So said Prince Charles when Canary Wharf Tower was first constructed in the 1980s. Today this private business estate – built on the ruins of London’s Docklands – is home to some of the world’s biggest investment banks, and more financial workers than the City itself.
Join us for a stroll amongst the shining glass towers as we tell the story of the financial crisis and meet the banks, ratings agencies, accountancy firms and regulators who got us into this mess in the first place.
You’ll visit the last resting place of the infamous Lehman Bros, make your very own ‘credit default swap’ and find out how to create money out of thin air…
Approx. 2 hours.