With expertise earned over centuries, Lloyd’s is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers who cover more than 200 territories, the Lloyd’s market develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed to underwrite human progress.

Backed by diverse global capital and excellent financial ratings, Lloyd’s works with a global network to grow the insured world – building resilience for businesses and local communities and strengthening economic growth around the world.

> What is Lloyd's?

The world's specialist insurance and reinsurance market

> What do we insure?

The Lloyd’s market develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed for an ever changing world.

> History

In the 17th century, London's importance as a trade centre led to an increasing demand for ship and cargo insurance. Edward Lloyd's coffee house became recognised as the place for obtaining marine insurance and this is where the Lloyd’s that we know today began.

> Lloyd's Strategy

Lloyd’s remains focused on driving forward Vision 2025. Lloyd’s Strategy 2016 – 2018 outlines the Corporation’s actions in pursuit of this goal, as well as the role of the market participants.

> The Lloyd's building

The internationally-renowned Lloyd’s building was designed by the architect Richard Rogers and took eight years to build. 33,510 cubic meters of concrete, 30,000 square metres of stainless steel cladding and 12,000 square metres of glass were used during the construction.

> Visiting Lloyd's

Lloyd’s is an iconic part of the City of London and the insurance world. Every year we receive thousands of requests to visit the Lime Street building and we do our best to accommodate these.