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Bank of England Architecture Walking Tour

29 June 2023

12:00 -13:00

Explore 300 years of the Bank of England’s architectural history from its beginning in 1694 to its current building in Threadneedle Street.

The free 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 architects who helped create one of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, including Sir John Soane.
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 masks 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.



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The tour will meet on the steps of the Royal Exchange and will end inside the Bank of England Museum on Bartholomew Lane.

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