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The London Silver Safe Vault

Bank Vaults
The London Silver Vaults (official website http://silvervaultslondon.com/) opened as The Chancery Lane Safe Deposit in 1876. Originally renting out strong rooms to hold household silver, jewellery and documents, it transitioned to housing silver dealers in secure premises a few years later. It is located on Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1QS. One vault was used to store a farthing, with the owner paying over £100 over the years for the vault.

With 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) thick walls lined with steel, the vaults were never broken into.

The building above the vaults was struck directly with a bomb during World War II - however this did not damage the vaults at all, despite the building being destroyed. A new building, Chancery House, was constructed ten years later, and since 1953 it has been in its present format, with shops based underground. All of the shops have been owned for at least 50 years by the same families. It said that it has "the largest single collection of silver for sale in the world", contained within more than forty shops.
In 1957, the same type of vault used in the London Silver Vaults was used as part of U.S. nuclear testing in Nevada. The 37-kiloton nuke tore away steel reinforcement and loosened trim but didn’t bust the vault.

During WWII the bank around the vault was reduced to rubble due to a bomb strike, but the vault itself was undamaged. The vault itself is the very definition of the world “impenetrable.

Addres: THE LONDON SILVER VAULTS
CHANCERY LANE
LONDON WC2A 1QS

OPENING TIMES
MON-FRI: 9.00AM - 5.30PM
SAT: 9.00AM - 1.00PM
NB: Entry to building is restricted 15 minutes prior to closing times.
THE SHOPS HOME TO 30 SHOPS OFFERING THE WORLD’S LARGEST RETAIL COLLECTION OF FINE ENGLISH SILVER. ALSO RETAILING JEWELLERY, VINTAGE WATCHES, COLLECTORS' ITEMS.

LINDEN & CO (ANTIQUES) LTD
VAULT 7

DAVID S SHURE & CO
VAULT 1

BRYAN DOUGLAS
VAULTS 12-14

L JACKSON SILVER JEWELLERY
VAULTS 63 - 65

P DANIEL
VAULTS 51 & 68

SILSTAR (ANTIQUES) LTD
VAULT 29

ARGENTEUS LTD
VAULTS 2

M SEDLER
VAULT 26

WOLFE JEWELLERY
VAULT 41

S & A MARSH
VAULT 52

ANTHONY GREEN ANTIQUES
VAULT 54

TERRY SHAVERIN
BY APPOINTMENT

STEPHEN KALMS
VAULTS 31 & 32

WILLIAM WALTER ANTIQUES LTD
VAULTS 3 & 5

PETER CAMERON
VAULT 57

LANGFORDS
VAULTS 8-10

I FRANKS
VAULT 9

LINDA JACKSON
VAULTS 53 - 55

R FELDMAN LTD
VAULTS 2, 4 & 6

BELMONT JEWELLERS
VAULT 48 & 50

GIDEON COHEN
VAULT 17

S & J STODEL
VAULT 24

JOHN SURTEES
VAULT 16

JOHN HAMILTON
VAULT 18 & 19

B L COLLINS
VAULT 20

OLLIVER VANDERS
VAULTS 13 & 15

MICHAEL CHIPPERFIELD
VAULTS 58-60
 
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