Bank of England
Arriving at the Bank. Not any old bank. The Bank of England was founded in 1694 to assist financing the war William III was waging in the Low Countries. It developed into becoming the nations (governments) bank, and managing the national debt. Its best known function was to design and print the countrys banknotes and keep an equivalent (supposedly) amount of gold in its vaults. It has recently been put in charge of determining interest rates and managing inflation.


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Royal Exchangee
Sir Thomas Gresham formed the first exchange in London in 1566 (Previously Merchants did their business in Lombard St in the open)

Mansion House
Designed as a residence for the Lord Mayor of London, it was first b occupied in 1752 and is still in domestic use today

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