Despite years of practise, some Lloyd's brokers and underwriters still cannot hold their drink.

At a Christmas party last month, one partygoer was caught relieving himself in the corner of Lloyd's restaurant. He was duly escorted out.

A chat with the 300-year-old market's saviours in red revealed Lloyd's staff are renowned for misbehaving. Endeavours include employees attempting to ring the famous Lutine Bell, and being caught on security cameras in the process of personal relations under the arches of Lloyd's old building.