Mansion House of City of London

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Mansion House of City of London

Mansion House of City of London
4.5
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Bank • 1 min walk
  • Bank • 1 min walk
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kayyau
London, UK384 contributions
Tour of the Mansion House
Oct 2021 • Solo
Our guide was extremely informative answering questions from our small group. He made it fun telling funny and interesting stories as he went along. I would fully recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in history and architecture. Thank you!
Written October 5, 2021
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Bob293916
Bangkok, Thailand523 contributions
One more off my bucket list
Mar 2019 • Friends
A strong family connection for my sister and myself. Our Grandfather was Lord Mayor in 1931 but I had never visited before.
The tour was first class and left me very humbled and proud.
This is very much a working building as well as being the residence of the Lord Mayor.
It is a very beautiful building and the interior is stunning.
Well worth booking a tour on line.
Tuesdays at 1400 and you don’t have to be in a large group.
Written February 26, 2020
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Sue k
Wallington, UK23 contributions
Afternoon tea with Lady Mayoress
Nov 2019 • Friends
We had a private tour of the house which was absolutely amazing and tea with The Lord Mayor's wife
We were so lucky to have a fabulous afternoon, unforgettable
Written November 16, 2019
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futtock21
London, UK11,102 contributions
Home of the Lord Mayor of London
Sep 2019 • Solo
Built in the Palladian style between 1739 and 1752 the Mansion House is the ceremonial home of the Lord Mayor of London who holds office for but one year and is chosen from the ranks of city merchants, traders, bankers, and occasionally even lawyers. It was constructed so as to avoid the practice of the various livery companies taking turns to lodge the Lord Mayor in their own halls. The Mayor did not get hid separate entrance until 1845. It housed the City of London Magistrates’ Court (whose ushers wear unique costumes to this day) to the building next door in 1999. It is home to an impressive collection of Dutch and Flemish seventeenth century paintings donated by Harold Samuel in the 1920s. It hosts various banquets at which speeches are given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister respectively. I was fortunate enough to view the art collection attending a reception and concert celebrating the Royal College of Organists.
Written October 10, 2019
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Paul A
469 contributions
A great place to visit and learn
Sep 2019
This is one of those buildings that when you get inside show what is really behind those walls. It is beautiful and there are some very intersting and decorative rooms to visit. Wait for the next Open House 2020 to visit and book in advance.
Written September 24, 2019
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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,572 contributions
Stunning opulent building
Sep 2019
I went here as part of my London Open House weekend itinerary. I made sure I went online at the appointed day and time and managed to get a sought after ticket for Saturday. As I arrived, there were lots of people queuing. People with tickets were asked to come forward and entered first - then lots of people without tickets were also allowed in, so the group was very big. Seems little point in ticketing if this is going to take place. The guide was very good and entertaining and helped bring alive the history of the place - the building and it's people. It's very beautiful inside. The tour was a shortened version of the one that is available generally, this being with a charge. On Open House day, it's free.
Written September 23, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
Official Residence
Sep 2019 • Solo
Mansion House in the City of London is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London (currently Sadiq Khan).

It is a beautiful building on the junction of Threadneedle Street, Cornhill, Mansion House a Street etc.

Thoroughly recommend seeing this.
Written September 7, 2019
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Pleased that you took the time to post about The Mansion House, I agree it is a beautiful building, so thank you. It is not the home of Sadiq Khan as he is the 4th Mayor of London, rather than the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Written September 8, 2019
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PHE22
London, UK3,925 contributions
Architecture
Jul 2019 • Solo
A absolutely beautiful building in the core of the city. Great pillered frontage and steps to front door.
Written July 3, 2019
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,738 contributions
Take the guided tour
Feb 2019 • Solo
They offer guided tours every Tuesday afternoon, which must be booked in advance. It was an enjoyable hour with a knowledgeable guide. We learned about the history of the building and toured the public rooms. Very impressive.
Written March 5, 2019
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Janet C
Stockport, UK1,966 contributions
A little bit of history
Jan 2019 • Solo
If you walk around London rather than take the tube you see so much more of this beautiful city
Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. A grade l listed building built in 1700’s. Steeped in history with character, beautiful paintwork and amazing chandeliers - well worth the visit
Written February 10, 2019
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