Author: Lawrence Williams
Posted: Friday , 12 Jul 2013
Following the tour of its gold vaults by Queen Elizabeth II late last year, the Bank of England is now offering free virtual access to anyone with an IoS or Android phone or tablet with the launch of a Virtual Tour app that gives users a fascinating insight into the institution that shapes the UK’s economic and financial landscape.
Available to download free of charge via the Apple Store and Google Play marketplace, the App takes visitors on a virtual tour of the central bank’s historic building, with 360° panoramic views and featuring key points of interest.
A highlight of the Virtual Tour is a rare view of the Bank’s gold vaults – one of the largest in the world – that houses over 400,000 bars of the precious metal. The tour also visits the Cash Vault where the Bank holds a portion of its vast stock of banknotes, and users can learn about the security features on each of the Bank’s notes via the ‘Know Your Banknotes’ feature. ...