Threadneedle Street, City of London, England

The Bank of England

The Bank of England

The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based. It was established in 1694, making it is the second oldest central bank in the world, and the world's 8th oldest bank.


The Bank of England has occupied its place on Threadneedle Street since 1734. However, since 1811 it has also become linked to the story of the Black Nun. In that year, and employee of the Bank was convicted and condemned to death for forgery. His sister was driven mad with grief and each day for the next 25 years would attend the bank, attired in black, enquiring for her brother. Following her own death, she was interred in the churchyard on the Bank’s premises. Since then, her apparition has been sighted outside the building.

Bank of England,

Threadneedle Street,




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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


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Threadneedle Street is a street in the City of London, between Bishopsgate at its northeast end and Bank junction in the southwest. It is one of nine streets that converge at Bank.

The street is famous as the site of the Bank of England; the bank itself is sometimes known as 'the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street' and has been based at its current location since 1734.

Pictured left is the Bank of England courtesy of Diliff. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.