- Historic Sites
America In London
Within the city’s best-known landmarks and down its least-visited lanes stand surprisingly vivid mementos of our own national history
April 1987 | Volume 38, Issue 3
From Henry VII, who granted a charter in 1496 to John Cabot “to sail to the mainland of the western sea,” to the present day, when the City actually has more American banks than New York, London has remained a truly intercontinental metropolis. It has not diminished with the passage of generations. For anyone proud enough to claim citizenship of the United States, the town on the Thames is home.
Eighteenth-century Americans frequented Covent Garden, the Strand, and Mayfair.