Bank is named after the Bank of England, which has occupied its spot on Threadneedle Street since 1734. It has a rich history dating back to the Roman settlement of Londinium and features a couple of the capital's oldest churches, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. These days, Bank is known for its thriving business community. During the week it’s filled with office workers; on the weekend it’s hauntingly quiet. Unsurprisingly, numerous banks and financial institutions have HQs in the area, but it's home to other businesses too. When it comes to post-work fun, the Duck & Waffle situated at the top of Heron Tower in Bishopsgate is a popular spot for client and coworker dinner and drinks. There are plenty of cheaper options too: Bank has a wide range of basement bars and grandiose pubs.