Don’t forget to look up when you enter The Saloon, one of six dramatic event spaces on the historic sixth floor. The monograms that punctuate the ceiling each read MB, for Midlands Bank, and were designed by Lutyens himself. They also appear on the backs of bespoke armchairs in the boardroom.
The grand tapestry that wraps the upper walls of our biggest event space (appropriately called The Tapestry Room) was made around 1929 at Lee’s Tapestry Works in Birkenhead. The design focuses on the coat of arms of the principal British cities and towns in which Midland Bank was represented, and features 120 different coats of arms.