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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.



Bank of England
Threadneedle Street
London EC2R 8AH

Main switchboard +44 (0)20 7601 4444
Public enquiries +44 (0)20 7601 4878
Journalist/Media enquiries +44 (0)20 7601 4411
Financial Sanctions enquiries +44 (0)20 7601 4768/5811/4783/4328

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