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The JoburgPlaces Money, Banks & Vaults Tour – Gandhi Square Precinct, New St, Jhb

The JoburgPlaces Money, Banks & Vaults Tour

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Money, Banks & Vaults Tour covers the historic financial district of the inner-city around Marshalltown. Many of the most historic buildings in this part of town are in fact erstwhile bank buildings. Money, banks and vaults were at the centre of the city’s gold-rush inception and rapid development. Get to experience these remarkable spaces and learn their fascinating stories.

Next tour date:
Saturday 24 November, 10am-3:30pm

Tours guided by Charlie Moyo (pictured inside the historic Diagonal Street Stock Exchange on the event picture).

Price:
R495 per person
– including coffee with scones in the morning
– including a scrumptious harvest-table lunch with fruit cordial and soda.
(Any other drinks for your own account)

Place we visit along the tour, include:
City Central, 85 Commissioner Street (old Barclays Bank).
National Bank House in Albertina Sisulu Street
Zwipi Underground Bar at Thunder Walker/Somerset House, Gandhi Square (old United Building Society vault)
Standard Bank Mine Shaft Museum
JSE Newtown (old Stock Exchange on Diagonal Street).

As part of the tour, guests will enjoy a leisurely late-afternoon harvest table lunch at the Zwipi Underground Bar.

Be sure to book this must-experience JoburgPlaces activity straight away. It involves mesmerising storytelling, delectable food and glimpses at astonishing hidden gems of the city.

Departure point:
Gandhi Sculpture, Gandhi Square

To book:
Contact Gerald Garner on:
Email: gerald@joburgplaces.com
Whatsapp/text: 082 894 5216

Typical tour schedule:
10:00 Tour starts with introduction on Gandhi Square

10:15 Walk to 85 Commissioner

10:25 Arrive at City Central, 85 Commissioner, erstwhile Barclays Bank Head Office. Guests are served plunger coffee and scones with cheese or jam.

11:15 Walk to National Bank House
(First Colonial Bank of the Transvaal Colony and later the banking hall of First National Bank)

11:25 Arrive at National Bank House and tour the banking hall.

11:55 Walk across Library Gardens (Beyers Naude Square and through the Bank City complex, down Kerk Street to the old Johannesburg Stock Exchange, now known as the JSE Newtown.

12:10 Arrive at JSE Newtown and visit the old stock exchange trading floor.

12:35 Walk down Ferreira Street past Anglo American to the Old and on to Standard Bank.

13:00 13:15 Arrive at Standard Bank where we visit the Mine Shaft Museum

13:45 Walk to Gandhi Square

13:40 Arrive at Somerset House (erstwhile United Building Society), where the Thunder Walker is under development, including the Zwipi Underground Bar. Tour the building first.

14:00 Harvest table lunch with non-alcoholic drinks inside the Zwipi Underground Bar.

15:30 Tour ends,

To book:

Contact Gerald Garner on:
Email: gerald@joburgplaces.com
Whatsapp/text: 082 894 5216

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The JoburgPlaces Money, Banks & Vaults Tour – Gandhi Square Precinct, New St, Jhb

  • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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