The Old Bank of England
It was constructed on a corner site in 1886 by Sir Arthur Blomfield in a grand Italianate style, the interior having three large chandeliers with a detailed plaster ceiling. It is a Grade II listed building.
The Bank of England occupied the building from 1888 to 1975 before it was refurbished and put to its current use in 1994. The vaults beneath the pub once contained gold bullion, and are said to have held the Crown Jewels for a period as well. The pub is close to where the fictional Sweeney Todd is said to have plied his trade.
The pub is currently operated by McMullen's Brewery.
- Historic England. "The Old Bank of England (1192681)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Old Bank of England – 194 Fleet Street, London, Central London, EC4A 2LT". The Good Pub Guide. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "See the pubs that were converted from old bank branches – BBC Newsbeat". BBC.co.uk. 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "Old Bank Of England". Londonist. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "British pubs with a dark history". Telegraph. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
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