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Mansion House of City of London

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Mansion House of City of London

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Bob293916 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand523 contributions84 helpful votes
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A strong family connection for my sister and myself. Our Grandfather was Lord Mayor in 1931 but I had never visited before. The tour was first class and left me very humbled and proud. This is very much a working building as well as being the residence of the Lord Mayor. It is a very beautiful building and the interior is stunning. Well worth booking a tour on line. Tuesdays at 1400 and you don’t have to be in a large group.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Sue k wrote a review Nov 2019
Wallington, United Kingdom23 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a private tour of the house which was absolutely amazing and tea with The Lord Mayor's wife We were so lucky to have a fabulous afternoon, unforgettable
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Date of experience: November 2019
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futtock21 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom9,842 contributions1,219 helpful votes
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Built in the Palladian style between 1739 and 1752 the Mansion House is the ceremonial home of the Lord Mayor of London who holds office for but one year and is chosen from the ranks of city merchants, traders, bankers, and occasionally even lawyers. It was constructed so as to avoid the practice of the various livery companies taking turns to lodge the Lord Mayor in their own halls. The Mayor did not get hid separate entrance until 1845. It housed the City of London Magistrates’ Court (whose ushers wear unique costumes to this day) to the building next door in 1999. It is home to an impressive collection of Dutch and Flemish seventeenth century paintings donated by Harold Samuel in the 1920s. It hosts various banquets at which speeches are given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister respectively. I was fortunate enough to view the art collection attending a reception and concert celebrating the Royal College of Organists.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Paul A wrote a review Sep 2019
469 contributions84 helpful votes
This is one of those buildings that when you get inside show what is really behind those walls. It is beautiful and there are some very intersting and decorative rooms to visit. Wait for the next Open House 2020 to visit and book in advance.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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CheekyLondon wrote a review Sep 2019
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom1,378 contributions469 helpful votes
I went here as part of my London Open House weekend itinerary. I made sure I went online at the appointed day and time and managed to get a sought after ticket for Saturday. As I arrived, there were lots of people queuing. People with tickets were asked to come forward and entered first - then lots of people without tickets were also allowed in, so the group was very big. Seems little point in ticketing if this is going to take place. The guide was very good and entertaining and helped bring alive the history of the place - the building and it's people. It's very beautiful inside. The tour was a shortened version of the one that is available generally, this being with a charge. On Open House day, it's free.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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