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Located in the Moorgate area of the City of London, Guildhall is a Grade I Listed municipal building, which is used as a town hall and events venue. The current building dates from the 15th century; however documentary evidence suggests that a guildhall had existed at the site since at least the early 12th century.


Construction began on the current building in 1411 and was completed in 1440, with the roof replaced after the Great Fire of London in 1666, and then again after the Blitz during World War Two.  The Great Hall is the spectacular setting for the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet since 1502, with a soaring, high-arched ceiling and two huge, Gothic stained-glass windows emblazoned with the names of past Lord Mayors.   The Great Hall was used for trials due to its capacity for large audiences and close proximity to the Tower of London; most significantly those for treason of Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

Conveniently situated in London’s historic commercial centre, Guildhall is just minutes from Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House, St Paul’s and Cannon Street underground stations; as well as Moorgate, Cannon Street and Liverpool Street rail stations.

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