Did you know that the Bank of England had an emergency operating theatre and a gas decontamination room? You can see images of this, and many more oddities and rarities, at a new exhibition beginning 18 January.
Capturing The City features photos of the bank dating from the 184os right up to 2015. Previously unseen photos of staff, life inside the bank, and the City of London as seen from the bank's vantage point.
Changes in photography styles and techniques over the years are seen in portraits of successive governors, while other shots show staff packing gold bars, and the Victorian printing office.
A whole series of photos is dedicated to John Soane's 'lost' Bank of England, a building he spent 45 years working on, only for it to be demolished and rebuilt by Sir Herbert Baker a century later. Photos in this exhibition show views of Soane’s vestibules, Bullion Yard, Court Room suites and courtyards.
Take a look at a handful of the photos going on display:
Capturing The City: Photography At The Bank Of England opens 18 January 2016. Admission is free.