The old Lloyd's of London building was designed by the Imperial architect Sir Edwin Cooper in 1925, but the entrance facade is the only part to remain. At the top, the pediment is filled with a dramatic sculpture by Charles Doman representing Lloyd's insurance interests.
At the centre is a globe, circled at the equator by the signs of the zodiac. Leaning against it are a man representing shipping (the prow of a Greek galley can be seen behind him) and a woman representing commerce, with the British lion behind. At the man's feet is a wise old owl and a hive of industry is at the woman's.