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Need a silver spoon from Henry VIII's time? Shop the London Silver Vaults, the largest retail silver sellers in the world

Need a silver spoon from Henry VIII's time? Shop the London Silver Vaults, the largest retail silver sellers in the world

The largest retail collection of silver in the world can be found by walking through a nondescript door on Chancery Lane in London. Down some steps and through an imposing black safe door are the underground London Silver Vaults.

Built of thick, steel-reinforced walls, they have never been breached — even by bombs in World War II. Inside is an experience that rarely sees curious tourists but is open to all.

When the Silver Vaults first opened in 1876, they were guarded by surly men brandishing swords and shotguns. Originally, they were designed for storage of family valuables. After the Second World War, they were converted into family-run stores and opened in the year of...

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