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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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  • This is a very beautiful centrally located historical building. It is used for ceremonial and administrative purposes. On wall of the hall there are many beautiful sculptures. Please see my pictures a...  more »
  • The Guildhall itself (the hall) is open to the public for free when not in use. You will not need more than 30 minutes tops to do it justice as it is just a single medieval all. There is no guide and ...  more »
  • I attended a business reception at the guildhall. The location is fantastic. The building is steeped in history and you can feel the atmosphere when you walk in. As a facility it's second to none. Dri...  more »
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  • Great take away food market here once a month. Beautiful building with classically styled architecture.
  • Did not know this existed. Interesting art, basement has a roman amphitheatre. WW1 exhibition is thought provoking. London art is good.
  • Lovely architecture in a hidden quiet spot in city of London. Very informative and interesting tours, and interesting exhibits.
  • Attended a wedding here and was an absolutely fabulous venue. The security team were amazing and very attentive. The only let down was the food, I had fish which was quite dry.
  • A combination of historical and modern architecture. Helpful, friendly staff. Beautiful facilities.

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