Mark Carney may have caused a stir by banishing the traditional Bank of England summer cricket match this year, but by all accounts staff had a great day out, replete with face-painting, wheel-barrow races, the Wimbledon final on a big screen and a bake-off.
The governor, described by one tweeter as a “very cool guy”, was rocking a casual look, including long beige shorts – not something we expect to see repeated on Threadneedle St.
The extended Bank of England family look to be accomplished in the baking department. This photo snapped by one of the attendees, shows an array of baked treats including lemon drizzle cake, ginger cake and chocolate cake.
We presume there’ll be no belt-tightening at the Bank once they’ve polished off those sweet treats.