The Bank of England - It is a stone edifice, which, of its kind, is without a parallel for the grandeur, convenience, and variety of its apartments, as well as for the importance of the business transacted in it, and the number of persons employed. The front towards the street, consists of a beautiful colonade without windows.
The Bank was founded in 1694, and that administration of it is under the direction of a governor, a deputy governor, and twenty-four directors. The vast wealth and credit of this bank, is known throughout the world. The hours of business are from nine in the morning, to five in the afternoon. Holidays excepted.