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There are mentions of Cannon Street EC4 under 60 different names, all derived from Candelwrichstrete. The name as it is now settled in the 17th century. Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with heavy artillery.
This area is where you’ll find London Stone, giving its name to Cannon Street Station, which is a chief railroad line linked to London Underground Station. The 2012 Olympic marathon and Paralympic Games course passed through Cannon Street EC4.
Historical accounts can be found pointing to Cannon Street’s existence since the medieval period. During that time, the area used to be called Candelwrichstrete, which means candle maker street in reference to the street’s well-known trade.
A part of the city’s business district, Cannon Street is home to several blue chip companies including Barclays Bank, Bakefiled Partnership, Fidelity Growth Europe, Alpha Bank London, K&L Gates LLP, Euroclear Group, Global Liquidity Solutions, WSS Associates, and BBVA Bank.