Here you can find out more about some of the people and events that have shaped the Bank of England. Go to the Timeline to find out what happened on 27 key dates in the Bank's history, starting with its foundation in 1694 and ending with the decision to give it responsibility to set the interest rate in 1997. Buildings & architects features the four architects most closely associated with the development of the Bank's Threadneedle Street site from the small, purpose-built premises of 1734 to the impressive structure it occupies today. Stories from the Past tells unexpected tales of the Bank, a nun, a giant and a sewer man. And Did You Know? Perhaps you do, but you can't be sure until you've checked!