Building the Bank of England: Sir John Soane at Threadneedle Street

Discover how the famous architect transformed our Threadneedle Street building.

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Monday 13 May to Friday 8 November

Sir John Soane (1753–1837) was a British architect who designed the Bank of England site from 1788–1833. Inspired by the ancient world, his structure was both practical and impressive. 

Although very little of Soane’s original work survives today, the perimeters of our site remain. Learn how Soane’s designs reflected the changing role of the Bank of England. And find out how they changed the look and feel of its headquarters. 

Sir John Soane
Architect drawing
This page was last updated 28 December 2018
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