We advise you to book well in advance and before making travel arrangements, as demand is high throughout the year and we cannot guarantee space will be available at short notice.
Each individual visitor requires an appointment, and appointments are for the named person only.
We recommend that you consult our online catalogue before you visit and let us know what records you would like to see.
The catalogue contains descriptions of records, rather than the records themselves.
But the following year he met a professional swindler called Jack Duval.
Charlie Richardson’s eyes were opened to the possibility of enterprises more ambitious and profitable than handling hooky bacon rashers.
Reading contemporary accounts of his short but brutal heyday, it is beyond belief that the nostalgia still exists in some quarters for the time when he and his younger brother Eddie ruled South London.
The Bank of England Archive supports the Bank’s work today, and is open for research by appointment to visitors from all over the world.
The records in the Archive cover everything from minutes of our governing committees such as the Court of Directors to modern files on our policymaking and domestic and international work, as well as our relationship with other central banks and governments.
Every visitor must provide, before their first visit, two separate forms of proof of identity, one showing a photograph (for example a passport, national identity card or driving licence) the other showing your address (for example a utility bill or bank statement).
On arrival, researchers must complete a user registration form agreeing to the Bank’s conditions of access. The search room is open at lunchtime, though no files can be ordered between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.