Bank of England Museum
The Royal Exchange was founded by Thomas Gresham in 1564, and this imposing, colonnaded building at the juncture of Threadneedle St and...
Opposite the Bank of England stands porticoed Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London since 1752. Built by...
St Stephen Walbrook
Just south of Mansion House, St Stephen Walbrook (1679) is considered to be the finest of Wren’s City churches and, as it was his first...
Jamaica Wine House
Not a wine bar at all, but a historic Victorian pub, the 'Jam Pot' stands on the site of what was London's first coffee house (1652),...
Royal Exchange Grand Café & Bar
This lovely cafe-restaurant sits in the middle of the covered courtyard of the beautiful Royal Exchange building and is a good place to...
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Bank of England Museum information
The centrepiece of this museum, which explores the evolution of money and the history of the venerable Bank of England (founded in 1694 by a Scotsman), is a reconstruction of architect John Soane’s original Bank Stock Office, complete with original mahogany counters. A series of rooms leading off the office are packed with exhibits ranging from silverware and coins to banknotes and a hefty 13kg gold bar you can lift up.