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Visitors

Location, travel information and accessibility for the Bank of England, including for disabled visitors, can be found below.

​Bank of England

Threadneedle Street
London, EC2R 8AH

Counter opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Closed weekends & Bank Holidays
 

Withdrawn banknotes can be exchanged at the counter - see our Banknotes
section for more information.

Bank of England Museum

Bartholomew Lane
London,
EC2R 8AH

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
24 & 31 December: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Closed weekends & Bank Holidays

Entry to the Museum is free - see our Visit the Museum page to plan your visit.

Prudential Regulation Authority

20 Moorgate
London, EC2R 6DA

Visitors to the PRA building are by invitation only - for more information about the UK's prudential regulator see the main PRA section.

​​Bank of England Archive

Threadneedle Street
London, EC2R 8AH

Archival material can be viewed in the Archive by appointment only - see the Visiting the Archive page for more information.

Travel information

 

​​View a map of the City of London area

 

Underground stations

The closest underground station to the Bank of England building and Bank of England Museum is Bank on the Northern, Central, Waterloo & City lines and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

The closest underground station to the Prudential Regulation Authority building is Moorgate on the Northern line. Bank station is also close (5 mins walk).

Other nearby underground stations

  • Liverpool Street station - Central line (10 mins walk)
  • Monument station - District & Circle lines (5 mins walk)
  • Cannon Street station - District & Circle lines (Mon-Sat only, 5 mins walk)
  • Mansion House station - District & Circle lines (8 mins walk)


National Rail stations

The closest National Rail stations to the Bank of England building and the Bank of England Museum are Cannon Street, Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street.

The closest National Rail station to the Prudential Regulation Authority building is Moorgate station - First Capital Connect trains serve this station. Liverpool Street station is also close (10 mins walk).

 

​Bus routes

Routes 8, 11, 23, 25, 26, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149 and 242 stop in Threadneedle Street for Bank of England building and Bank of England Museum.
 
Routes 21, 43, 76, 141 stop near 20 Moorgate for the Prudential Regulation Authority building.


For information about tubes, trains and buses see the National Rail Enquiries website or the Transport for London website. 

Vehicles

Vehicles can stop briefly to set down and pick up in Bartholomew Lane (the road alongside the Bank of England Museum). For information about car and coach parks in the City of London see the City of London Corporation website.

There are two disabled parking bays directly opposite the Museum entrance on Bartholomew Lane (maximum stay 4 hours).

Access arrangements for disabled visitors

In usual circumstances, disabled visitors should make prior arrangements with their Bank host to agree access requirements to the premises and to advise them of the process which has been put in place.

Specific access arrangements can be made for the following:

Banking counter services

  • Should you be unable to use the steps at the Front Entrance (Threadneedle Street), a
  • Security Operations staff member will be on hand to escort you via another route to the Banking Counter, which is open from 9.30am until 3pm.
  • A portable writing table (eazydesk) is available for wheelchair users.
  • An induction/hearing loop is available.


The purchase of publications

  • Should you be unable to use the steps at the Front Entrance (Threadneedle Street), a Security Operations staff member will be on hand to escort you to the Reception area via another route, or they can bring the publications to you while you wait.
  • A member of the Reception staff will assist you in the open Reception area.
  • Publications can be purchased from 8.30am until 5.30pm.


The Museum

  • The Museum Entrance is in Bartholomew Lane.
  • There are steps/handrails at the entrance or a Security Operations staff member will be available to assist you into the Museum.
  • An intercom facility is available for you to request assistance.
  • The Museum opening hours are 10am until 5pm (Monday to Friday). Entrance is free.
  • Should you require them, ramps can be put in place within the Museum to assist your visit.
  • Where possible, Museum exhibits have been adapted to meet the needs of disabled visitors.
  • We would be grateful if visitors in wheelchairs could notify us in advance if they intend to visit the Museum so that we can set up the wheelchair ramps ahead of their arrival. Find out more information about Facilities at the Museum.
     

Feedback

It would be really helpful to receive any comments that you may have about this site and disability equality at the Bank - you can email the Diversity Advisor, Kiran Bance with your comments or phone her on +44 (0)20 3461 6767.