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19 March 2020Vintners' Hall and The Bank of England
20 April 2020Art Treasures of Northern Italy
30 April 2020The Globe Theatre and Tate Modern
18 June 2020Hever Castle and Gardens
14 July 2020St Peter ad Vincula and Colemore House Gardens
14 September 2020Explore Northern Ireland's History & Culture

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Vintners' Hall and The Bank of England
Thursday 19 March 2020

An opportunity to visit one of the ancient City of London, Livery Companies. In the afternoon, there will be a presentation and tour of the Bank of England Museum.

On arrival at the Vintners’ Hall, we shall be offered coffee/tea and biscuits before our private tour of this spiritual home of the wine trade.

The seventeenth century, magnificent hall is set in the heart of the City.  Having received its charter in the fourteenth century, the Vintners' forms part of the “Great Twelve Livery Companies”. There are many fine artefacts to be seen as well as fine oak carving dating from the rebuilding after the Great Fire of 1666.The Court Room is one of the oldest, continuously used meeting rooms in the City of London.

During our short walk to the Bank of England there will be ample opportunity to buy a quick lunch from the many sandwich shops/eateries and pubs on the way.

The Bank of England, Britain’s central bank, is the world’s eighth oldest bank and is the model used by most modern central banks.  A presentation will take place in the cinema, followed by a short explanatory film.  We shall then visit the museum learning about money, the economy and the history of banking.

 

Price: £34.00

 

Depart Arlington (Lower Car Park)                        08.00hrs

Coach departs Bank of England                            15.30hrs