Explore 300 years of Bank of England’s architectural history from its beginning in 1694 to its current building in Threadneedle Street.
The tour will take you outside the Bank’s first premises in Mercer’s Hall in Cheapside and Grocer’s Hall in Princes Street. Then marvel at the classical façade of the Bank’s current building which has changed many times over the years from 1734 to 1939.
Hear about the different architects who helped create one of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, including Sir John Soane who designed the curtain wall surrounding the 3.25 acre site today.
Continue the tour inside the Bank of England Museum where you can see the reconstruction of the old Stock Office – a late 1700’s banking hall designed by Soane. Learn how the classical style mask the security features which protect the Bank.
After the tour, feel free to wander inside the museum to find out more about the history of the Bank and its work today.
Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8AH
Meet on the steps at the Royal Exchange (across the Bank of England)