A worker in jacket and necktie in London’s financial district, often called The City, casts a disdainful glance at a beggar in front of the Royal Exchange, which was founded in 1565 as a London’s commercial center. The Royal Exchange ceased to act as a center of commerce in 1939, although it was, for a few years in the 1980s, home to the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE). It is now a luxurious shopping center with shops that include Hermès and Tiffany & Co.

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