Mansion House  

 
 
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City of London, City, London EC4N 8BH
 
 
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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.

 

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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  30% 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 £113  22% 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
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £102  30% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 9 minutes from Mansion House
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
 
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 1 minute from Mansion House
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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Church of St Mary Aldermary
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Watling Street, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from Mansion House
A church rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, approximately 1680, in the Gothic style after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It is, in ... 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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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
 
 
 
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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions >
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 2 minutes from Mansion House
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a ... More
 
 
 
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 3 minutes from Mansion House
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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The Fancy Fork
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 23rd July 2019 to 23rd July 2020
Mansion House, 24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 4 minutes from Mansion House
As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy Fork, serving a menu which draws ...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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from Mansion House
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... More
 
 
 
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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
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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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
Brasserie ... More
 
 
 
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 9 minutes from Mansion House
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Puttshack Bank
London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 1 minute from Mansion House
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
 
 
 
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Ned's Club Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 1 minute from Mansion House
Centred around a 20-metre marble-lined swimming pool, Ned's Club Spa is a lavish subterranean space that invites both The Ned hotel guests and outside visitors ... More
 
 
 
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The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 7 minutes from Mansion House
Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from Mansion House
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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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
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 10 minutes from Mansion House
Gastropub... 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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Tappit Hen
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
21-23 St Swithin's Lane, EC4N | 2 minutes from Mansion House
Stocking wines shipped by Davy's Wine Merchants, the Tappit Hen also recalls one the building's famous, former owners, Sandeman, with a large selection of Port ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca City
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
21 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N | 2 minutes from Mansion House
Bringing more than 200 wines to Bloomberg Arcade, the covered pedestrian walkway running through Bloomberg's new European Headquarters, ... More
 
 
 
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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
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
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The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 4 minutes walk from Mansion House

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

The Hallmark Building 8 minutes walk from Mansion House

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 10 minutes walk from Mansion House

The Barbican Centre presents the first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with a new site-specific installation created ...More

 
Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Mansion House

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Mansion House

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Mansion House

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 13 minutes walk from Mansion House

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 26th May 2020 

The Shard 13 minutes walk from Mansion House

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
The Return Of The Spirit In Painting
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 16 minutes walk from Mansion House

Works by artists in a series of shows curated by Nicholas Serota after the landmark 1981 exhibition A New Spirit ...More

The Southbury Child
The Southbury Child
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Bridge Theatre 16 minutes walk from Mansion House

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere of Stephen Beresford's darkly comic drama about a frequently drunk parish priest who loses ...More

 

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