Who is the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street?
The Bank of England is over 300 years old. And for nearly all of that time, it has been located on Threadneedle Street in the heart of the City of London.
It has had the nickname ‘The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’ – or simply ‘The Old Lady’.
To find out why, we need to turn the clock back a little over 200 years…