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Threadneedle Street

Threadneedle Street is a road in the City of Londonmarker, leading from an intersection with Poultry, Cornhillmarker, King William Streetmarker and Lombard Streetmarker, to Bishopsgatemarker.

The name of the could be a euphemism for its possible former name, Gropecunt Lane "called for the simple reason that it was a famous haunt of prostitutes."

The street is famous as the site of the Bank of Englandmarker, the bank itself is often called 'the old lady of Threadneedle Street' and has been at its current location since 1734. Until 2004 the London Stock Exchange was situated on this street.

The Baltic Exchangemarker was founded in the Virginia and Baltick Coffee House in Threadneedle Street in 1744.

The British band Blur have a song entitled 'Threadneedle Street', which was a b-side to their single 'To The End'. The songs lyrics make reference to stocks and shares.

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Threadneedle Street from the air



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