Royal Exchange hosts Leica Store, London Life exhibition by Colin O’Brien

Once the financial hub of an empire, the Royal Exchange building, opposite the Bank of England, is now home to a rather impressive collection of boutiques. It has been transformed into a shopping mall with a difference. Few are as imposing. Round the back, by the tradesmen’s entrance, can be found the latest company-owned Leica Store which opened last month. Fittingly, it is right opposite the statue of the father of modern news gathering, Ernst Reuter.