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A London street, the site of a colony of Lombard Jewish merchants and moneylenders who settled there in the 13th century.
- The money and capital market of London.
1873, Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market:
- Lombard Street is thus a perpetual agent between the two great divisions of England
1963, Raymond de Roover, The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank: 1397-1494, page 317:
- ... and it is no wonder that there were active relations between the bourse in Bruges and Lombard Street in London.