Threadneedle Street is situated in the City of London and has long been considered to be the heart of London’s international financial district. The UK’s central bank world-famous financial institution, the Bank of England, is situated on the street. Being located there for almost 300 years has earned the Bank the moniker of ‘Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’. The Baltic Exchange, founded in the year 1744, is also located on the street. Hundreds of thousands of visitors and business persons from different industries visit the area on account of these financial institutions. Other sights and attractions such as the Bank of England Museum and the Mansion House add to the tourist traffic to the area.
Famous designer names occupy retail space in the area. Mont Blanc has one of their biggest stores on the street, where you can buy opulent pens and other luxury items such as bags, belts, and various other writing instruments. Jewellery shops, perfumeries, cosmetic stores and boutiques - Threadneedle Street has them all. Many charitable organisations also rent offices in the area. Estate agencies, banqueting facilities, and business consultants are the other types of businesses that have a presence in the vicinity. The area is also dominated by financial institutions and providers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Drum Cafe provides a different kind of entertainment in the area. Not only can you sway to the drum beats of African artists, but you can also participate with them and bang some drums of your own. If listening to soulful classical music is more your scene, you can enjoy a selection at Barbican Hall. There are numerous dining options on the street, one of the most prominent being Bonds Restaurant, which offers a taste of international cuisine. If you’re looking for more traditional British fare, The Mercer is a great choice.
The closest underground station is Bank tube station with access to the Central, Northern, Waterloo & City, District, Circle and DLR lines. Other tube stations that service the area are Fenchurch Street, Monument, and Liverpool Street – all within easy walking distance. The mainline railway network can be accessed through Moorgate and Cannon Street stations.