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London’s financial centre including 22 Leadenhall St. (the Cheesgrater), 22 Bishopsgate, and The Scalpel (52 Lime Street).
London’s financial centre including 22 Leadenhall St. (the Cheesgrater), 22 Bishopsgate, and The Scalpel (52 Lime Street). Photograph: John Michaels/Alamy Stock Photo