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

Discover how the famous architect transformed our Threadneedle Street building.

About the display

Monday 13 May to Friday 8 November

Sir John Soane (1753–1837) was the British architect who designed the Bank of England’s headquarters on Threadneedle Street between 1788 and 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.

Our display uses records from the Bank of England Archive to give you an insight into Soane’s work. Architectural plans, correspondence and photographs show how Soane remodelled and expanded the building to accommodate its changing role.

Admission free

We are open Monday-Friday 10am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays), last entry at 4:30pm.

Sir John Soane
Architect drawing
This page was last updated 18 March 2019
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