RBS Heritage Hub
- Our history: an introduction
- Use our archives
- Issuing banknotes
- Current issue notes
- European Summit, 1992
- Robert Louis Stevenson, 1994
- Alexander Graham Bell, 1997
- Scottish Parliament, 1999
- The Queen Mother, 2000
- Queen Elizabeth II, 2002
- Royal and Ancient Golf Club, 2004
- Royal College of Surgeons, 2005
- Jack Nicklaus, 2005
- RBS Gogarburn, 2005
- The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 2012
- The Ryder Cup, 2014
- Historic notes
- Reproducing banknotes
- RBS history in 100 objects
Bank of London
Bank of London (1855-1866) was a past constituent of NatWest.
This joint stock bank was established in London in 1855 with a paid-up capital of £400,000. The bank had offices in Threadneedle Street and West Strand. In 1866 the bank experienced serious difficulties, in part caused by default on a large customer loan. The bank was acquired by Consolidated Bank in 1866. Errors were subsequently discovered in Bank of London’s balance sheet, forcing Consolidated Bank temporarily to stop payment.
- LH Grindon, Manchester Banks and Bankers (Manchester: Palmer & Howe, 1878)
- FG Hilton Price, A Handbook of London Bankers (London: Chatto & Windus, 1876)
Summary of our archive holdings
Our archival records of Bank of London have the reference code BLO.
For help understanding words used here, check our glossary of banking record types.
- engraving of banking hall 1855
- staff rule book 1865
- cheque 1866
- draft liquidation agreement 1867
- amalgamation agreement 1866