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Guildhall, London
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Guildhall is a Grade I-listed building in the City of London, England. It is situated off Gresham and Basinghall streets, in the wards of Bassishaw and Cheap. The building has been used as a town hall for several hundred years, and is still the ceremonial and administrative centre of the City of London and its Corporation. (It should not be confused with London's City Hall, the administrative centre for Greater London, of which the City of London is not part.) The term "Guildhall" refers both to the whole building and to its main room, which is a medieval great hall. The building is traditionally referred to as Guildhall, never "the" Guildhall. The nearest London Underground stations are Bank, St Paul's and Moorgate.HistoryRoman, Saxon and MedievalThe great hall is believed to be on a site of an earlier Guildhall . Possible evidence for this derivation may be in a reference to John Parker, the sergeant of "Camera Guyhalde", London, in 1396.
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  • Excellent ... Free Saturday morning not crowded The art gallery and the hall all on same site ...also the library with police display.. Loved reading about the City of London 
  • The Guildhall Great Hall is well worth a quick visit. Parts of the hall date back to the fifteenth century. The Hall is a beautiful example of medieval secular architecture. It was the site of many hi...  more »
  • Guildhall is some 800 years old building, and was activity place of Lord Mayor of London. Here he and the merchant class held court and framed the laws and trading regulations. Today in this hall banq...  more »
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  • A complex of administrative and ceremonial buildings surrounding a large piazza. Medieval Guildhall with its majestic Hall, the 70's brutalism of the West Wing, the Art Gallery and St. Lawrence Jewry; the components of a visual feast. Oh Magog ! this is beautiful. Essential visit
  • At the LGiU C'llrs Awards 2016 was a great evening, even though we did not win !
  • A good spot to visit if you're a tourist in London and not so crowded and popular as other places.
  • Nice place for city workers to eat their lunch, if nothing else. Plus occasionally there is a food market here.
  • Historical building with nice architecture but not much to do. Worth seeing though