Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square, London. Built in 1765; in Pitt's time it was owned and occupied by the Earl of Shelburne (later Marquess of Lansdowne) under whom Pitt served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1782-3. Little now remains of the original house.
Customers outside a pub in Walworth, London, raising their glasses to celebrate cheaper beer. In his budget the previous day, Neville Chamberlain Chancellor of the Exchequer, lowered the price of beer by a penny a pint. 1933.
24 May 1862: Chancellor of the Exchequer, William Ewart Gladstone, and directors and engineers of the Metropolitan Railway Company, embark on an inspection tour of the world's first underground line. Built between Paddington and the City of London, it opened in January of the following year. Gladstone is seen in the front row, near right. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images