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.

 

Mansion House events

 
The Lord Mayor's ShowThe Lord Mayor's ShowThe new Lord Mayor and dozens of colourful floats and performers parade.2016-11-12T11:00:00+00002016-11-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Mansion House,   City of London      EC4N 8BH
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The Lord Mayor's Show
 

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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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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  32% 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
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  34% 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
 
 
 
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
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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
 
 
 
St Swithin's Garden
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Oxford Court, City, London EC4N | 2 minutes from Mansion House
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London 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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Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th January to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5pm
Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 2 minutes from Mansion House
Explore a selection of images from early salt paper prints from the 1840s through to new images of the city in 2015, including a series of ...More
 
 
 
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Livery Companies Pancake Day Race
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Guildhall, Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 4 minutes from Mansion House
The City's annual inter-livery Pancake Race sees 21 teams racing around the Guildhall yard at noon on Shrove Tuesday competing for frying pan trophies awarded ...More
 
 
 
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Leadenhall Market Pancake Race
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Leadenhall Market, Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 5 minutes from Mansion House
Competitors from City law, banking and accountancy firms race around the historic 14th century Leadenhall Market while attempting to flip a pancake in the legenday Leadenhall ...More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London 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
 
 
 
The Lamb Tavern
London > Entertainment >
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from Mansion House
Located within Leadenhall market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical listed building is set over ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Mansion House
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Mont Blanc
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
10 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from Mansion House
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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
 
 
 
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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
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Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 3 minutes from Mansion House
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... More
 
 
 
L'Atelier des Chefs St Paul's
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | 6 minutes from Mansion House
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Cannons Health Club and Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 3 minutes from Mansion House
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Cannons Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 3 minutes from Mansion House
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55 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Mansion House
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from Mansion House
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Mansion House
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 12 minutes from Mansion House
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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All Bar One Cannon Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
103 Cannon Street, City, London EC4N | 2 minutes from Mansion House
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
 
 
 
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Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Mansion House
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Mansion House
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 3 minutes from Mansion House
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Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 4 minutes from Mansion House
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from Mansion House
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Battlefield
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Theatre | Until 27th February 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Mansion House

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The Master Builder
The Master Builder
Theatre | Until 19th March 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Mansion House

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Fabric 19 minutes walk from Mansion House

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Mansion House

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Between Man And Matter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Mansion House

Works providing an insight into the affinities between artists working in Japan, Europe and the United States, many of whom ...More

Sam Francis And Brett Weston
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Mansion House

Compare and contrast the work of American artists; painter Sam Francis and photographer Brett Weston, who each explored the relationship ...More

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture
Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Mansion House

Exhibiting how Alexander Calder's dynamic mobiles brought together motion, performance and theatricality, Performing Sculpture at Tate Modern is the first ...More

 
Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas
Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Mansion House

A new annual series of site-specific Hyundai Commissions at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall commences with Mexican sculptor Abraham Cruzvillegas, ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Mansion House

Large-scale sculptural installations made using everyday household or DIY materials which have been transformed through processes of layering and accumulation....More

Texture And Photography
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Mansion House

Works bringing together three different approaches to the relationship between form and texture in photography from three distinct moments in ...More

 
 
 
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