“Alternative forms of currency have been on London’s streets for centuries, whether as a way to encourage local spending in the 17th century, manage debt in the medieval era, or utilised as a form of protest by groups such as the Suffragettes.  The Gary, Saira, Steve and Tracey, collectively known as ‘Bank Job’ notes, are the latest in this long history of uncommon London currencies, with the tenders charity focus a clear indication of where the capital is at at this moment in time. “

Vyki Sparkes. Museum of London curator.

Daniel Edelstyn