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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

Underground Stations

 
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 £82  34% 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
 
 
 
Threadneedles, Marriott Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £97  26% off
5 Threadneedles Street, EC2R | 6 minutes from Guildhall
Housed in an esteemed former banking hall in the City, this magnificent boutique hotel provides a luxurious sanctuary. The spacious rooms are decorated in a chic ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  28% off
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
 
 
 
 
St Lawrence Jewry-Next-Guildhall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from Guildhall
Dedicated to St Lawrence who was roasted alive on a grid iron in 3rd century Rome, this church was rebuilt by Wren in 1670-87. Unfortunately it was ... 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 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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Sights and Attractions near Guildhall

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Guildhall
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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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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Guildhall
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Guildhall

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We Are London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st March to 31st May 2016 - 10am-6pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Guildhall
A small display of commissioned photographs, in collaboration with press agency TNR, depicting the hustle and bustle of London crowds. From Londoners shopping for flowers at ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Connected
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th to 28th May 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Guildhall
View a selection of etchings by artist, printmaker and which consider the human relationship with the built environment....More
 
 
 
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Eva Grubinger
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th to 28th May 2016 - 11am-6pm
Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 7 minutes from Guildhall
Five sculptural works based on enlarged vexier puzzles; the artist is asking us to look to the reasons why the ancient Chinese invented these brain-teasing trinkets....More
 
 
 
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Near 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near Guildhall

The best shops and markets near Guildhall
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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
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
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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Restaurants near Guildhall

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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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Education near Guildhall

Near Guildhall
L'Atelier des Chefs St Paul's
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Guildhall
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Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 4 minutes from Guildhall
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Guildhall
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Guildhall

Guildhall gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
La Fitness
London > Leisure > Fitness
48 London Wall, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Guildhall
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Bodymotion Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Guildhall
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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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Pubs near Guildhall

The best pubs near London Guildhall.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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 George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from Guildhall
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from Guildhall
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Guildhall

Guildhall clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 4 minutes from Guildhall
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Guildhall

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Guildhall.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | Same location as Guildhall
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 2000 people.... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from Guildhall
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Plaisterers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Guildhall
... More
 
 
 

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Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Guildhall

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The Flick
The Flick
Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Guildhall

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick transfers direct from New York to the ...More

 
The Suicide
The Suicide
Theatre | Until 25th June 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Guildhall

Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide ...More

 
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Guildhall

Charlotte and Theo retreat to a small island in April 1967 in search of peace but they are seduced by ...More

Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Guildhall

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Grosvenor Light Opera Company: Pirates Of Penzance
Concerts | Until 28th May 2016 

Bridewell Theatre 15 minutes walk from Guildhall

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy about a lowly pirate who falls in love with the Major-General's daughter....More

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Theatre | Until 5th June 2016 

Waterloo East Theatre 17 minutes walk from Guildhall

Rosemary Ashe stars in a comic musical fable exploring the relationships between tenants at the exclusive Armadillo Acres Trailer Park ...More

Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Guildhall

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
Cuttin' It
Cuttin' It
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Guildhall

Delving into the disturbing world of female genital mutilation, Cuttin' It by Charlene James reveals the price ...More

 
Blue/Orange
Blue/Orange
Theatre | Until 18th June 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Guildhall

Joe Penhall's Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange is revived in 2016, staged at ...More

 
 
 
 
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