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Bank Area Guide


Named for its proximity to the Bank of England, Bank is more well known for being the home of London’s financial and commercial institutions than for its residential homes. However for those who manage to secure a property in the area, there is no way to be any closer to the beating heart of the financial district.

As one of the oldest parts of London, the area is rich in history. But these days it’s the lively bar and restaurant scene, proximity to the financial centre, and plentiful transport options that attract young professionals into the area.


Whether you need easy access to the tube, National Rail, DLR or buses, Bank has everything right on its doorstep.

Nearest Tube Stations

Bank: Central Line, Northern Line, Waterloo & City Line, Docklands DLR

Monument: Circle Line, District Line

Mansion House: Circle Line, District Line

Cannon Street National Rail station is also nearby, and Bank residents are also walking distance away from Liverpool Street. In addition there are countless bus services available, many of which are 24-hours, as well as the London’s Cycle Hire scheme.

Dining & Entertainment

Whether you’re looking to sip cocktails at a fashionable bar, dine on world-class food at an upmarket restaurant, or slip into a traditional pub for a pint and some chips, there’s something in Bank to suit everyone.

Capital Heights team favourites:

1 Lombard Street 

1 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AA

Recommended for: a classy meal or business breakfast. Housed within a former bank, this brasserie and bar is a long-established part of the square mile’s dining scene. Offering modern-European cuisine, 1 Lombard Street is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Goodman City

1 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DU

Recommended for: steak, steak and more steak. Carnivores will be delighted by the range of cuts available to choose from. We’ve also found that the waiters are excellent at recommending the best wine to match your meal.

The Old Bank of England

194 Fleet St, London EC4A 2LT

Recommended for: enjoying a pint of Fullers in opulent surroundings. The viewing gallery is the best place to sit to fully appreciate the grandeur of this pub, which was once the Law Courts branch of the Bank of England, while enjoying a Fullers ale.


The Soda Room

The Botanist, 35 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS

Recommended for: live music and DJ nights

Tucked underneath The Botanist, The Soda Room is famous for its cocktails. Reserve a booth or table to conserve your energy before dancing the night away to live music or DJs.

Insider’s tip

For a green oasis in the heart of the city, step inside the roofless walls of St Dunstan in the East church. Although bombed during the Blitz, the outer walls now provide shelter from the hustle and bustle. A great place to take a packed lunch.


Primary Schools:

  • St Paul’s Cathedral School
  • The Charterhouse Square School
  • Prior Weston Primary School
  • Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School

Secondary Schools:

  • City of London School
  • City of London School for Girls

Local Authority

City of London Corporation

Council tax rates

You might also be interested in our other City of London area guides:


Aldgate East


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