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Accessing the building

Access and security

Lloyd’s is committed to providing a safe and secure working environment for the Lloyd’s market and Corporation staff. 

We are proud to have been awarded the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation by Police Crime Prevention since 2014. 

Some points to note about your visit:

  • You will need a pass to be able to access the building 
  • You should display your pass at all times whilst in the building and visitor passes should be returned on departure 
  • Visitors should be accompanied by their host for their entire visit
  • Your bag may be searched on arrival

Visit our access pass requests pages for information on how to apply for a Lloyd's pass or visitor pass.

Entrances and lifts

There are a number of entrances to the Lloyd’s building. 

If you do not have a pass, you should head to our Main Reception on Lower Ground. If you have a pass, you can use any of the available entrances to access the building.

Each tower with an entrance has lifts which serve different floors, as detailed below.

The map shows the Lloyd’s building and the surrounding roads with each of the entrances marked. Tower 5 entrance is located on Leadenhall Street, Tower 1 entrance is on the corner of Lime street and Leadenhall Street, with ramp access from Leadenhall Street. The main reception and tower 3 entrance are located on Lime Street.

Main reception

Located on Lime Street (down the steps)

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Tower 1

Located on Lime Street

Lifts service the Upper Basement to Gallery 12

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Tower 3

Located on Lime Street

Lifts service the Upper Basement to Gallery 9

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Tower 5

Located on Leadenhall Street (through the gates of the old Lloyd’s building)

Lifts service the Upper Basement to Gallery 12

Accessible access to the building

With a pass

Accessible lifts can be found in Tower 1 and Tower 3. A ramp on Lime Street leads down to Lower Ground, where both towers can be accessed, along with Main Reception. A ramp on Leadenhall Street also leads up to Tower 1.

Without a pass

Accessible access to the building without a pass is available via the ramp on Lime Street at Tower 1, which leads to our Main Reception on Lower Ground, where you can collect your pass. A member of our team will show you the most appropriate lift for your visit. 

If the entrance is unattended, please ring the bell and a member of our team will assist you. 

Navigating the Underwriting Room

See the location of every box in the Lloyd’s market using our floor plans.

General guidance for your visit

Dress code

Pass holders visiting the Lloyd’s building or the Underwriting Room should dress appropriately. 

Underwriters, brokers, Corporation staff and tenants of the building should also conform to their own employer’s dress code. Lloyd’s supports those who wish to wear clothing appropriate to religious beliefs or cultures.

Using the Underwriting Room

  • The privacy of all market users must be respected at all times.
  • Smoking, vaping or e-cigarette usage is not permitted inside the Lloyd’s building. Designated smoking areas are located outside the building.
  • No valuables should be left unattended and occupiers must maintain their own insurance against loss of personal property.
  • Health and Safety requirements state that underwriters must keep their furniture and other items to their allotted perimeters, and they may not be changed without the prior approval of Corporate Real Estate.
  • Underwriters are encouraged to adopt a clear desk policy, as Lloyd’s accepts no responsibility for any loss, GDPR issues or damage to personal property.
  • Underwriters on the Ground floor are not permitted to have any additional marketing or promotional materials on display other than the Lloyd’s standard signage.
  • Anyone continuously or repeatedly ignoring the above guidelines may be refused access to the underwriting room.

COVID-19 protections

Find out more about our COVID-19 protections for the Lloyd’s building in our COVID-19 information hub.

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information.