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GuildhallSince the Middle Ages the Guildhall has been the centre of Government for the City of London. The current building has stood in the geographical centre of the Square Mile since 1411. It holds the accolade of being the only stone secular building to survive first the Great Fire and then the Blitz. It's seen plenty of additions and renovations some easier on the eye than others but the Great Hall retains much of its original grandeur, including two statues of the pagan giants Gog and Magog. The opulent interior is festooned with the shields of the livery companies and features memorials to prominent figures from Nelson to Churchill. It's worth signing up for a guided tour of the crypt, the earliest part of the building, which dates back to the 12th century.

 

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Underground Stations

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Bank Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
4 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  31% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 3 minutes from Guildhall
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
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7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 7 minutes from Guildhall
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
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24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 minutes from Guildhall
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 4 minutes from Guildhall
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... More
 
 
 
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 5 minutes from Guildhall
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent organ ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from Guildhall
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | Same location as Guildhall
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard is ... More
 
 
 
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 1 minute from Guildhall
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public events ... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 3 minutes from Guildhall
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2P | Same location as Guildhall
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Guildhall, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Guildhall
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from Guildhall
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Guildhall
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Guildhall
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Guildhall
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
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86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from Guildhall
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Beau Gems
London > Shopping > Jewellery
26 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from Guildhall
A high-class repair service for all varieties of damaged items. Antique jewellery and second-hand designer watches are on offer.... More
 
 
 
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The Trading House
London > Restaurants >
91 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from Guildhall
Located on the site of the former Bank of New Zealand, The Trading House invokes the spirit of the East India Trading Company with 'hanging kebabs', ... More
 
 
 
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Hawksmoor Guildhall
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
10 Basinghall Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from Guildhall
Frequently cited as 'the best steakhouse' in London, Hawksmoor has built up a reputation for serving up top quality British steaks, cooked simply over charcoal. Will ... More
 
 
 
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Enoteca Guildhall
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10-12 Basinghall Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from Guildhall
Located down a backstreet between Bank and St Paul's, Enoteca Guildhall is an intimate 38-seat restaurant and wine bar with a stylish décor, open-plan kitchen and ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from Guildhall
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from Guildhall
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes from Guildhall
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Guildhall
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 9 minutes from Guildhall
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 13 minutes from Guildhall
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Guildhall
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 8 minutes from Guildhall
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 8 minutes from Guildhall
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from Guildhall
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange in the City uses the stock market model to price its drinks - prices change in line with their popularity on the ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Guildhall
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 4 minutes from Guildhall
Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | Same location as Guildhall
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from Guildhall
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One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Guildhall
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The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Guildhall Yard

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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from Guildhall

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Concerts | On 19th September 2018 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from Guildhall

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Janacek's Sinfonietta, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1 and Sibelius's Symphony No 5, with violinist Janine Jansen....More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from Guildhall

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 12th January 2019 

Bloomberg SPACE 7 minutes walk from Guildhall

This immersive new installation envelopes the gallery in a 3D-rendered wallpaper inspired by historic design and architecture. Bronstein's striking transformation ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Finsbury Avenue Square 8 minutes walk from Guildhall

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Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 8 minutes walk from Guildhall

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Guildhall

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