On Friday 7th September a mysterious banking desk - resting on a sandy floor, looked over by a palm tree - appeared on the pavement outside Waterstones Gower Street, with a suspicious-looking man sitting behind it. 

This was the world's first ever pop-up tax haven, where passers-by could chat to their personal banker (the one in the shirt, tie and Bermuda shorts, Mr Cecil Scammer) and set up their own limited company in the space of about three minutes. Then they'd have a safe place to store their dirty money.

But never fear: Moneyland author Oliver Bullough was on hand to bring us back to reality - and confront the dodgy banker. Read a script of their altercation here.

Have a look at some pictures from our holiday in Moneyland below. Read an extract from the book here

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