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Guildhall

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Address: London, England
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A very impressing building with an interior and exterior equally striking. Visited for an event and was wowed by the location. Definitely worth returning to learn about the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A very impressing building with an interior and exterior equally striking. Visited for an event and was wowed by the location. Definitely worth returning to learn about the history.

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

There are three locations each woth a visit, Guildhall itself, splendid banquet hall. the Guilhall Art Gallery, with many Victorian Paintings and an amazing ruin of Roman fooundations all with free entrance, and the Guildhall library with books on the history of London, the staff here are particualry helpful

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

A real highlight of our trip to London was to visit the Guildhall Art Gallery and not only see the wonderful works of art in the Gallery (which are amazing in themselves), but the real attraction was to go below and see the Roman amphitheatre. It was so special! This display of a rare archaeological treasure is one of the... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 historic events and is still used by the city for major functions. Along with a few overwrought memorials to important characters, the Hall also... More 

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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 banquets in honour of visiting Heads of State and other dignitaries, royal occasions, corporate events, and receptions for major historical anniversaries are done. It is... More 

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Rochester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

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.

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Thank Matthew K
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If in London as a tourist or a native you must go here. Free entrance to the art galleries and to the Roman ampitheatre remains. And go into the hall if you can. Wonderful history. And the free clockmakers museum on the western exterior is also not to be missed.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you want to learn more about the City of London from ancient to modern times, then check out London Guildhall. From daytime guided walks to evening lectures there is so much to learn about our unique and wonderful Square Mile.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

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... More 

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