Threadneedle Street is a street in the City of London, England between Bishopsgate at its northeast end and Bank junction in the southwest. It is one of nine streets that converge at Bank.To visit Threadneedle Street and get the most from your holiday in London, create itinerary details personal to you using our London trip itinerary planner .
The street is famous as the site of the Bank of England; the bank itself is sometimes known as 'the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street' and has been based at its current location since 1734. The London Stock Exchange was also situated on Threadneedle Street until 2004, when it relocated to nearby Paternoster Square. The Baltic Exchange was founded in the on Threadneedle Street in 1744; it is now located on St Mary Axe.
Some believe that the name originated as Three Needle Street, perhaps from a signboard portraying three needles, or from the three needles on the arms of needle-makers who had premises on the street. The threads and needles used by the members of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors is another possibility, since the livery company's hall has been located on Threadneedle Street since 1347. Before 1598 the road was part of Broad Street .
In addition to the Bank of England, there are a number of shops, banks, restaurants and offices located on Threadneedle Street.
The Merchant Taylors' Hall, home of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, has occupied a site off Threadneedle Street since 1347. It is said that it is here that the British national anthem was sung, in private, in 1607 for the first time, conducted by John Bull.
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While visiting the Royal Exchange, we saw this statue and had to find out more about it. It is the statue of Paul Julius Reuter (1816-1899) who was a German entrepreneur and later a naturalized Britis... more »
地下鉄バンク駅から東に行くとあります。イングランド銀行と王立取引所の間の通りです。このあたりは数多くのオフィスやショップ、銀行やレストランがあります。2階建てバスに乗って通りましたが大渋滞でした。 more »It is said that it goes east from the bank subway station. It is a street between the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange. There are many offices, shops, banks and restaurants around here. I got on a two-story bus and passed by, but it was a big traffic jam.
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