Mansion House

 
 
ADDRESS
City of London, City, London EC4N 8BH 
 
OPENING TIMES
Open by appointment only for visits by organised groups (minimum 15 people, maximum 40). Applications should be made in writing to the Principal Assistant, Mansion House.
 

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Mansion HouseMansion 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 first Lord Mayor to take up residence in 1752. This fine example of a grand Georgian town palace continues to fulfil this function more than two centuries later. After the Great Fire of London in 1666 plans were discussed to create the palace but the actual building did not begin until 1739. After much discussion over the selection of the site, the design and the architect a classical Palladian style was decided on with ornate gold trim Corinthian columns and the grand Egyptian Hall for banqueting. The title of this great hall can cause confusing as it is not and never has been Egyptian in style, instead it's a reflection of the Roman dining halls in Egypt. Now, its large, high ceilinged spaces make it a suitably grandiose site for some of the City of London's official functions. The most recent of a number of extensive repair programmes was in 1991-3 and the result earned a number of conservation awards.

 

LondonTown.com - Mansion House Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bank Tube Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Cannon Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
1 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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January in London 2012

The Lions Part - Twelfth Night of Christmas Bankside Pier, SE1 9TG 8th January 2012 Twelfth Night is a traditional celebration of the New Year that takes place...

 
 
February in London 2012

Livery Companies Pancake Day Race Guildhall, EC2P 2EJ 21st February 2012 The City's annual inter-livery Pancake Race sees teams racing around the Guildhall yard at noon on Shrove...

 
 
November in London 2012

Lord Mayor's Show Mansion House, EC4N 8BH 10th November 2012 The Lord Mayor's Show features possibly the most dangerous and amazing of all the public fireworks shows in...

 
 
Autumn in London

London's Parks All over the city It may not be as hot as during the summer months, but London's parks are often at their prettiest during autumn...

 
 
Fireworks in London 2011

Saturday 12th November 2011 Lord Mayor's Show Fireworks at 5pm The Lord Mayor's Show features possibly the most dangerous and amazing of all the public fireworks shows...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near Mansion House

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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  40% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 4 minutes from Mansion House
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
 
 
 
Threadneedles, Marriott Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £112  35% off
5 Threadneedles Street, EC2R | 4 minutes from Mansion House
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
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  32% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 4 minutes from Mansion House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Monument Street, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from Mansion House
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling energetic ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Mansion House
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her Majesty ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 6 minutes from Mansion House
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it was ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Mansion House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Mansion House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 2 minutes from Mansion House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 5 minutes from Mansion House
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars parked ... More
 
 
 
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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 7 minutes from Mansion House
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by the ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Mansion House

Near Mansion House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Henry IV (Part II)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 10 minutes from Mansion House
Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Henry IV (Part I)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th November 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 10 minutes from Mansion House
The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November. Gregory Doran's production features "a major performance from ...More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 13 minutes from Mansion House
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Mansion House

Near Mansion House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N | 4 minutes from Mansion House
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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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Mansion House
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Mansion House
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Mansion House

The best shops and markets near Mansion House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
8 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from Mansion House
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beau Gems
London > Shopping > Jewellery
26 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from Mansion House
A high-class repair service for all varieties of damaged items. Antique jewellery and second-hand designer watches are on offer.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mont Blanc
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
10 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from Mansion House
As Mont Blanc's opulent pens are not officially available over the internet, you will have to visit one of their special boutiques in order to acquire ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Mansion House

What are the best dining options near Mansion House London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
1 Lombard Street - Restaurant
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
1 Lombard Street, Bank, , City, London EC3V | 1 minute from Mansion House
1 Lombard Street was once a banking hall, something that is reflected in the wealthy City types who pack out its plush back dining room. There's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coq d'Argent
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
1 Poultry, Bank, City, London EC2R | 1 minute from Mansion House
The City of London does many things well, but green space is not one of them. So, when summer strikes the suits roll up their sleeves ... More
 
 
 
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Browns Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
8 Old Jewry, City, London EC2R | 2 minutes from Mansion House
Brasserie ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Mansion House

Near Mansion House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from Mansion House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 16 minutes from Mansion House
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from Mansion House
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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Leisure near Mansion House

Mansion House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 9 minutes from Mansion House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 12 minutes from Mansion House
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 13 minutes from Mansion House
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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Pubs near Mansion House

The best pubs near London Mansion House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from Mansion House
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
The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, EC4V | 10 minutes from Mansion House
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, EC2M | 11 minutes from Mansion House
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Mansion House

Mansion House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes from Mansion House
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from Mansion House
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Mansion House
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Mansion House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Mansion House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 3 minutes from Mansion House
... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 4 minutes from Mansion House
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 2000 people.... More
 
 
 
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from Mansion House
... More
 
 
 
 

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Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2015 

Coq d'Argent 1 minute walk from Mansion House

No ski lift required to get to Lodge d'Argent, a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace ...More

 
The First World War and the Bank of England
The First World War and the Bank of England
Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

Bank of England Museum 2 minutes walk from Mansion House

The First World War and the Bank of England, taking place at the Bank of England Museum, looks at the ...More

 
Secret Santa-Geddon & Heroes Grande Finale
Comedy | On 18th December 2014 

Heroes Grotto of Comedy 4 minutes walk from Mansion House

Festive humour and special guests, with Bob Slayer....More

Age UK Love Christmas Carol Concert
Kids Events | On 18th December 2014 

St Paul's Cathedral 8 minutes walk from Mansion House

Carols and festive songs....More

St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2014 

St Paul's Cathedral 8 minutes walk from Mansion House

Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's, the spiritual home of Great Britain. To ...More

 
A Bear Called Paddington
A Bear Called Paddington
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Museum of London 9 minutes walk from Mansion House

A well-timed exhibition as the much-loved, well-mannered bear gets set for his big-screen debut, A Bear Called Paddington is a ...More

 
The Paddington Trail
The Paddington Trail
Exhibitions | Until 30th December 2014 

Museum of London 9 minutes walk from Mansion House

Can you spot Paddington Bear? There are 50 statues of the inquisitive Peruvian bear, made famous by the books of ...More

 
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Museum of London 9 minutes walk from Mansion House

Likely to be one of 2014's most popular exhibitions, Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London will be the largest ...More

 
Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Museum of London 9 minutes walk from Mansion House

A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ...More

 
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 9 minutes walk from Mansion House

The Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, an uproarious play about a grocer and ...More

 
 

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New Year Events and Entertainment in London
New Year Events and Entertainment in London

If fireworks leave you cold, and loud clubs make you long for earplugs, fear not! There are plenty of ...More

 
London Christmas Markets and Fairs
London Christmas Markets and Fairs

Wrap up warm and head out to one of London's magical Christmas markets and festive fairs where shopping can ...More

 
Happy Days
Happy Days
Theatre | 13th February 2015 - 21st March 2015 

The Young Vic

Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (unforgettable star of Truly Madly Deeply) once again takes on one of ...More

 
Antigone
Theatre | 4th March 2015 - 28th March 2015 

Barbican Centre

Oscar winner Juliette Binoche takes the title role in a contemporary reimagining of Sophocles's Antigone at the Barbican this March. ...More

Open Air Theatre
Open Air Theatre
Theatre | 15th May 2015 - 12th September 2015 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

A visit to the magical Regent's Park Open Air Theatre really is an essential part of spending summer in London, ...More

 
Frozen Trees by LIKE Architects
Frozen Trees by LIKE Architects
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2015 

East Village

A forest of 14 giant 'Frozen Trees' made out of 1,296 reusable and recyclable IKEA plastic bag dispensers ...More

 
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Concerts | On 21st March 2015 

SSE Arena, Wembley

One of the highlights of the main stage at Glastonbury last year, Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are ...More

 
Cereal Killer Cafe
Cereal Killer Cafe
Opened 10th December 2014 

It's breakfast all day at the Cereal Killer Cafe where 100 cereals from all over the world can be customized ...More

 
Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
Opened 1st November 2014 

Two years on from the ramen boom of 2012, when Bone Daddies ramen bar arrived in Soho with a bang, ...More

 
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Opens 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
 
 
 
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