Lloyd's Coffee House was a coffee shop in London opened by Edward Lloyd (c. 1648–15 February 1713) originally on Tower Street in around 1688. The establishment was a popular place for sailors, merchants and shipowners, and Lloyd catered to them with reliable shipping news. The shipping industry community frequented the place to discuss insurance deals among themselves. The dealing that took place led to the establishment of the insurance market Lloyd's of London, Lloyd's Register and several related shipping and insurance businesses.
Just after Christmas 1691, the coffee shop relocated to Lombard Street. Merchants continued to discuss insurance matters here until 1774 when the participating members of the insurance arrangement formed a committee and moved to the Royal Exchange on Cornhill as the Society of Lloyd's.
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The 17th century original shop frontage of Lloyd's Coffee House is owned by Lloyd's of London and has been re-erected on display at the National Maritime Museum. A blue plaque in Lombard Street commemorates the coffee house's second location (now occupied at ground level by Sainsbury's supermarket). It was fictionalized in the 1936 film Lloyd's of London.
The following is a list of organisations named after Lloyd's Coffee House:Austrian Lloyd, which could be
Österreichischer Lloyd: an Austrian, major mediterranean shipping company founded in 1833, which after World War I became Lloyd Triestino
Austrian Lloyd Ship Management: a Cypriot company founded in 1991 or 1951
Germanischer Lloyd, Germany
Hapag-Lloyd, transportation, Germany
Hapag-Lloyd Express, airline, Germany
Hapag-Lloyd Flug, airline, Germany
Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano, airline, Bolivia
Lloyd's List and Lloyd's List Intelligence (formerly Lloyd's MIU), shipping news, London
Lloyd's of London, insurance, London, and the Lloyd's Agency Network they created
Lloyd's Register, risk assessment and mitigation services and management systems certification (originally maritime), London
Norddeutscher Lloyd, shipping, Germany, and the Lloyd (car) created by a subsidiary, and the Lloyd Werft dockyard they also own
P&O Nedlloyd (incorporating Nedlloyd)
Lloyds Bank and its related organisations are not named after the London coffee house; the bank was founded in Birmingham by Sampson Lloyd.