Exploring the Bank of England

It is the second oldest central bank in the world - after Sweden - and the place where key decisions are taken that affect how much mortgages cost, and what financial return savings offer.

The public now have a chance to look inside the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, as the building is known. Take a look at a few of the highlights, and see how the bank started life, with the Curator of the Bank of England Museum - John Keyworth.

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The Bank of England will be open for public tours on Saturday 2 July and Saturday 9 July 2011 as part of the City of London Festival.

It will also open for Open House London Weekend on 17-18 September 2011.

Some images courtesy Bank of England and Getty Images. Music courtesy Reliable Source Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 2 July 2011.

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Bank of England Museum

City of London Festival

Open House London

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