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Guildhall, London

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • Unable to get inside, have a look at the Roman ruins. But outside the entire complex of buildings on the square, as does the Guildhall looks harmonious and attractive èstetski.
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  • I went down into the London amphitheatre remains which was truly amazing. If you like history and love London you should go and imagine what it was like all those years ago. 
  • As a commercial centre, the City of London’s traders organised themselves into guilds. They become the centre of life to people living here, with each profession congregating in areas with streets named after their profession. For example, bakers lived and worked on Bread Street (!). So Guidhall was built as the meeting hall for the guilds and it is one of the oldest buildings in London, having survived the Great Fire. What’s really interesting about Guidhall is right below is the remains of a large Roman amphitheatre, an arena so large it underscores the importance of Britannia to the Roman Empire. You can still see the remains at the museum on the left. There is a black outline in the courtyard here that marks the scale of the arena.
  • It's an amazing Grade I listed building in the heart of the City District. Used for ceremonies and has function rooms available for hire!
  • Usually close, you can try to enter through the backdoor which doesn't close properly. If you're lucky enough, you'll be alone inside ;)
  • Beautiful building with great hall inside for events
  • A spectacular place. Not a main tourist attraction, but if you want to see a beautiful building, museum and a extravagant interior of all the pomp and ceremony of financial London then come along.
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