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Guildhall Library is the library of London history. Comprising over 200,000 titles from the 15th to the 21st centuries, we cover all aspects of London life; hold extensive collections on maritime history, business history, and wine and food; and...more
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Guildhall Library Guildhall Library 5 Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH, England
As others have mentioned, this library has a vast collection of books and written material specifically about London. It's more of a reference library than a general library, so useful for anyone doing research on London. Not so much for the general public though.
This is a huge collection of printed and other material relating to London and the City of London in particular. It has special exhibitions from time to time, as well as running s range of training courses. The interior is modern, so it seems a...More
A rich library. Readers go here to have references about History of London. A collection of almost 200,000 books is there. News papers, periodicals are available. Photography is not permitted. They hold many events and exhibitions. Good we found time to visit this place.
We visited specifically to see one of their small exhibitions, about Roman London. On arriving, as we entered, we were told that it had closed. As it happened, it hadn't - it still has ten days to run.
We persisted, and saw the exhibition. In...More
A great place to visit if you are interested in London's history. It is sited next to the City Business Library (great for lots of free business information and some inexpensive courses). I went along for a short training session and stayed the rest of...More
A City of London tour guide alerted us to this small exhibition in the Guildhall Library which is running from 12 Oct - 8 Jan 2016.
It tells the story of how in 1915, army chaplain Philip 'Tubby' Clayton established the Everyman's Club at Talbot...More
I have attended many of the regular evening events held at Guildhall Library since they were introduced around 18 months ago.
The topics are wide-ranging and varied, but almost always relevant to the libraries key collections, the History of London, Maritime, or Food.
Date of experience: November 2013
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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.