The Bank of England and Threadneedle Street
you are travelling to London on holiday or business and are a fan of
Sherlock Holmes try to find time to visit some of the places mentioned
in the stories.
Luckily for us a book illustrated with photographs, entitled "The
was published by Cassell and Company in 1897 to celebrate the
diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. It gives a contemporary view of many
London landmarks as they appeared at the time Sherlock Holmes and Dr
Watson, were solving their cases.
Although some of the buildings have gone many can still be seen today.
Bank of England
|The Dancing Men
||Elsie Cubitt had
Bank of England notes in her handbag.
|The Three Garridebs
||Killer Evans claimed that a
Prescott counterfeit note was so well made that no one could tell it
from a Bank of England bank note.
Man With the Twisted Lip
Bank of England faces Threadneedle Street which is the road going into
the distance in the photograph. Hugh Boone had his begging pitch a
little way down Threadneedle Street.
is it like today?
Bank of England building in the photograph has been demolished and
replaced. There are some victorian, or victorian style
in the area so a visitor can still get some impression of the city in