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Bank of England Open Day

  • Jul 13, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Come along on Saturday 13th July for a chance to go behind the scenes at the Bank of England.


About the Bank of England
The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Sometimes known as the 'Old Lady' of Threadneedle Street, the Bank was founded in 1694, nationalised on 1 March 1946, and gained independence in 1997. Standing at the centre of the UK's financial system, the Bank is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy.

The building opens its doors to the public for one day only as part of the City of London Festival.  You will be able to see the history and art in parts of the building usually inaccessible to the public via 30 minute guided tours.  You will also be able to look around it's museum.

This will be popular with the public, so expect to queue to get in.

Entry is free!

Afterwards we will head to the Crosse Keys pub, 9 Gracechurch Street.

Look out for the group sign near the soldier memorial meeting point (photo below) -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hope to see you there!



Robert
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  • Ann

    had a good day it was my first meet . i did go to the pub after wards but ... had a look around did not know where the group where sitting .... well may be next time .... Ann

    July 14, 2013

    • Kasia

      Ehen is the party, I would like to be there? :)

      July 16, 2013

    • Bronwen H.

      It is on the site, 27th July.

      July 17, 2013

  • nahid

    I had a great time thank you Robert. it was well worth waiting to get in after 20 odd minutes . Very interesting and I managed to pick the gold bar and hurt my wrist but hey I had over £360000in my hand within few seconds but as I am an honest person I put it back as a good girl.

    July 16, 2013

  • Russell

    Further to earlier comments, I can understand peoples frustrations when they miss out on something they have been looking forward too, but before signing up for an event first try reading the directions and advice given by Robert. i.e. 'Meet Up 10am', seems pretty straight forward to me. 'This will be popular with the public, so expect to queue to get in'. Again, a distinct lack of ambiguity. Robert is not responsible if you can not get to an event for the stated time.

    To put all this in perspective, at 9am the queue was down the side of the building and back around the corner - that's an hour before they opened the doors!! (I know this because I was early). Also, the meet up on Saturday, in Kingston, I know exactly where to go, I made the 25 mile round trip by bicycle to check it out. If I don't make it in time that will be my fault, not Roberts or anyone else.

    4 · July 15, 2013

    • Christine

      Well said Russell - a meet up time is clearly stated and is the start time no matter how you look at it and getting there before the actual time is usually the best way to ensure you're "on time" If you're late, you're late and that's it - we are all of us adults and responsible for getting ourselves there, after all.

      July 16, 2013

    • Bronwen H.

      Robert can I just say that our Robert did not join the queue himself until he thought everyone who was coming had came. If he had let in everyone who arrived late, and there were a few who had let Robert know that they would be late, in he would quite rightly have been told off by the people who are not part of our group.

      July 16, 2013

  • Eileen L.

    Stop winging the whole lot of you.

    July 16, 2013

  • Russell

    Not a know it all, just someone who knows how to read and follow basic directions. I find it odd you had no problems speaking to strangers on the way from Putney, but struggled to do the same stood in a queue outside the Bank. This was your first meet up, so every one was a stranger to you! As for you not needing this group, it would appear the rest of us have had a lucky escape, we're a very happy go lucky bunch of people, certainly the dozen or so I have become familiar with and we don't really have space or time for self-pitying individuals. Hasta la vista, and don't stop at Barnes!!!

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • Eileen L.

    Fantastic experience, thank you Robert again. Had no idea it was quiet so big, enjoyed being part of it. Went to the pub afterwards, but could not identify any culture seekers, had a drink and left. Thanks again. Ailish

    July 15, 2013

  • Julia W.

    Thank you - it was very enjoyable!

    July 15, 2013

  • Robert

    Done the tour before and visited the museum a couple of times and it's always good to see behind the scenes at an famous old building.

    July 14, 2013

  • GARETH

    Great visit, just the sort of thing I joined Cultureseekers for. Thoroughly enjoyed and learnt a lot. Will go back to see museum again as I ran out of time. (Joined treasure hunt later the same day)

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it. Great day out

    July 14, 2013

  • Zoso C.

    Enjoyed seeing the Corridors of power (and the court rooms). Thanks to Robert

    July 14, 2013

  • Rodolfo

    Very nice day. Thanks!

    July 14, 2013

  • Kasia

    Great, thank you :)

    July 14, 2013

  • Pili

    The Bank of England itself is magnificent - full of History (and gold!) :-) The museum is also great. Our guide was a really pleasant lady but talked too fast and I found it difficult to understand her. Overall: an excellent event :-) Thank you, Robert.

    July 13, 2013

  • Christine

    Great tour - glad I made the effort to get up early for this.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Russell

    Amazing building, with such a history, thank you Robert for arranging the opportunity for us to see into this normally forbidden edifice. Mind you, the pub we had lunch in was as equally visually stunning as the Bank. Great start to the day, even if I was given the 'hurry-up' over lunch by 'Mother Hen' Bronwen!

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really good, very interesting and some lovely furniture I covet

    July 13, 2013

  • David B.

    Thank you Robert, for the chance to see how great the bank of England is.

    July 13, 2013

  • Russell

    What an amazing building with such a long history, to a certain extent could understand the prohibition on photographs, but one lady in my group - Julie - was actually admonished for taking a few written notes of what the guide was saying!!

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Margaret M.

    Excellent I really enjoyed it. So interesting.

    July 13, 2013

  • Brennie-Sue

    good thank you

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Mitsuyo O.

    Thank you very much Rebert for an excellent opportunity to join the tour of the Bank of England as I could not enter on the Open Day last September. Sorry that I had to rush back but I look forward to meeting you soon.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Harry

    Excellent and thank you very much indeed Robert

    July 13, 2013

  • Lesley P.

    Hi Robert
    I'm sorry l couldn't join you at the Bank of England this morning, l'm not feeling very well today.
    Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Lesleyx

    July 13, 2013

  • Milada S.

    Apologies, can't come, have problem with my heel. The problem have been only worst sa I have to treat me Hope it will be fantastic
    building inside sorry

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really was looking forward to this but i just can't make it

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry . Wont be able to make ! Have fun and see you next time x

    July 13, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Sorry but just too many people!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made a mistake yesterday. If you would normally go by northern line. Best way is Piccadilly to Holborn then central line to Bank. Easy peasy. That's what I'm doing

    July 13, 2013

  • Amanda C.

    Sorry have to cancel last min. Caught a cold and better stay at home to rest. Have fun, guys!

    July 13, 2013

  • Feng S.

    Hi,I am sorry,got a serious cold this morning,so I am afraid I couldn't go@@...

    July 13, 2013

  • Vela

    Apologies - unable to make it due to a personal commitment.

    July 13, 2013

  • Nad

    I'm sorry I can't attend as I'll be working. Have fun!

    July 12, 2013

  • Deb G

    Will have to pass for this year it's just going to be too hot for me - over 30 degrees!

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hello! where is the timetable of your events for august 2013? I would be very happy if you write me at [masked]

    July 12, 2013

  • Amy

    Mark so sorry I'm not able to attend tomorrow I suffer a bad stomach ache I feel that I can't make the long walk coz feel so weak.

    July 12, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Calm down dear, it's only a tour

    3 · July 12, 2013

  • Grazia

    Too early in the morning for me I'm afraid :) see you next time

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Freda M.

    Sorry not to come but unfortunately due to no trains on Northern Line too difficult to get to Bank

    1 · July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you're on the northern line you could get to kings cross on the Piccadilly line then bank is easy from there

      1 · July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first cultureseekers event!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got a feeling that 82 painters might not go unnoticed :)

    June 13, 2013

    • Helen

      82?? 275!!! :D

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • elaine p.

    Sorry It clashes now with my training volunteers for Team London, I was really looking forward to it!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hi Robert, what are the likely timings. We start queuing at 10am and how long will the tour last please?

    July 11, 2013

    • Robert

      The tour lasts 30 mins and then you can go around the Bank of England Museum.

      July 11, 2013

  • Christine H.

    This has got to be a very large event. I will try to catch this next year instead.

    July 11, 2013

  • Ian

    the one place i did get to visit on my last project, you get to pick up a bar of gold too at the end... though it is caged...

    July 10, 2013

  • Wai Ying J.

    sorry I have to cancel my reservation, Been advised by doctor not to due to the intense heat predicted this Saturday

    July 10, 2013

  • Adrian M.

    Sorry for the late pullout something has come up I hope you all have a great trip

    July 9, 2013

  • Penny G.

    Apologies Robert, but I have to cancel. Hopefully I will be able to make the next visit.
    Penny.

    July 9, 2013

  • Sumita

    Hi Robert...I know this event is going to be well attended, but I'd like to bring a guest. Would that be okay?

    July 1, 2013

  • Jill

    Thanks for all the Tall Tales of Fantasy Bank Robbing. Enlivened my morning!

    PS Three cheers for Marvellous Murray!!

    July 8, 2013

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