Threadneedle Street


Threadneedle Street

Threadneedle Street is a road in the City of London, leading from an intersection with Poultry, Cornhill, King William Street and Lombard Street, to Bishopsgate.

It derived its name from the Merchant Taylors Company, whose Hall still stands at Number 30, and is famous as the site of the Bank of England. The bank itself is often called 'the old lady of Threadneedle Street' and has been at its current location since 1734. Until 2004 the London Stock Exchange was situated on this street.

The Baltic Exchange was founded in the "Virginia and Baltick Coffee House" in Threadneedle Street in 1744.

References

* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45064 "Threadneedle Street", Old and New London: Volume 1 (1878), pp. 531-544]


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