Come along on Wednesday 15th May for a tour of the Barings Bank art collection.
About the collection & Barings Bank
Barings Bank was a British merchant bank based in London, and the world's second oldest merchant bank. It was founded in 1762 and was owned by the German-originated Baring family of merchants and bankers.
The bank collapsed in 1995 after suffering losses of £827 million resulting from poor speculative investments, primarily in futures contracts, conducted by its employee Nick Leeson, working at its office in Singapore. The story was turned into a film called 'Rogue Trader', which came out in 1999.
The Dutch bank ING, purchased Barings Bank in 1995 for the nominal sum of £1. The purchase included Barings extensive art collection and historical documents going back to its formation in 1762.
The bank offers free wine and nibbles when we arrive.
The visit should last about 2 hours and is guided.
Tour cost is £5 per person (payable on the day). The cost goes towards ING's charities (XLP and Tommys).
Afterwards we will head to a pub for a chat over a drink.
If you can, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet others after the visit.
Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.
There is also a limit on how many people we can take on the tour, so only those on the Yes list can attend.
If you can't see us outside the station, please text.
Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.
Hope to see you there!
Robert[masked] (text only)
Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/