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Becket Pageant for London coming to the Guildhall
Becket Pageant for London coming to the Guildhall

Becket Pageant for London coming to the Guildhall

To mark Thomas Becket's triple anniversary, Guildhall in the City of London is to be filled with a 16th-century style Livery Fair, and a brand new open-air musical production of his life.

Mar
24
Artificial Northern Lights to fill the skies over the City of London
Artificial Northern Lights to fill the skies over the City of London

Artificial Northern Lights to fill the skies over the City of London

A free display of an artificial 'Borealis' northern lights display will fill the night sky over the City of London's Guildhall next month with tickets being released today.

Nov
17
2021
Watch the Cart Marking ceremony this Saturday
Watch the Cart Marking ceremony this Saturday

Watch the Cart Marking ceremony this Saturday

This Saturday, over 40 historic and interesting road vehicles will roll into Guildhall Yard to take part in an ancient ceremony.

Sep
14
2021
The St Lawrence Jewry memorial drinking fountain
The St Lawrence Jewry memorial drinking fountain

The St Lawrence Jewry memorial drinking fountain

A grand Victorian drinking fountain sits next to St Paul's Cathedral, but it wasn't there originally and only ended up there due to WW2.

Sep
09
2020
Three historic documents go on show
Three historic documents go on show

Three historic documents go on show

Underneath the Guildhall art gallery is a small space that currently has three historic documents on display.

Jul
11
2019
London’s Grand Designs: Building a Capital City 1675 to 1986
London’s Grand Designs: Building a Capital City 1675 to 1986

London’s Grand Designs: Building a Capital City 1675 to 1986

For a few weeks there's a display of some of the grand building projects that defined London as a city. From ancient to very modern, lost and still standing.

Jul
08
2019
Visit Guildhall – London’s oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building
Visit Guildhall – London’s oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building

Visit Guildhall – London’s oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building

Surprisingly few people know this, but it's possible to visit the City of London's magnificent Guildhall building, the oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building in the City.

Jul
05
2019
Help build and destroy a cardboard tower in the City
Help build and destroy a cardboard tower in the City

Help build and destroy a cardboard tower in the City

Fancy spending a day helping to build a tower out of cardboard, only to then tear it down the next day?

Feb
09
2019
Vivid landscape photos of WW1 battlefields
Vivid landscape photos of WW1 battlefields

Vivid landscape photos of WW1 battlefields

The final in a series of a photo exhibitions about the fields of WW1 battles is currently on display in the City of London Guildhall yard.

May
14
2018
See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend
See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend

See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend

This weekend there's a chance to get very close and personal with a number of military aircraft, right in the heart of the City of London.

Apr
19
2018
The Lord Mayor’s Annual Gresham Lecture
The Lord Mayor’s Annual Gresham Lecture

The Lord Mayor’s Annual Gresham Lecture

A few years ago a new tradition was born, and the details of this year's now-annual Lord Mayor's Gresham Lecture have been announced.

Jan
16
2018
See one of the City of London’s oldest democratic documents
See one of the City of London’s oldest democratic documents

See one of the City of London’s oldest democratic documents

Underneath the Guildhall in a corner that's easy to overlook is a small heritage gallery with a regularly changing display. Three glass cases, and currently three different displays.

Sep
10
2017
Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum
Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum

Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum

To celebrate the opening of the new Mithraeum Museum in the City of London, a range of Roman themed events is taking place throughout the late summer months.

Jul
09
2017
Gladiators return to London’s Roman amphitheatre
Gladiators return to London’s Roman amphitheatre

Gladiators return to London’s Roman amphitheatre

Later this summer, sweat and blood, groans and cheers, broken bones and damaged egos will return to the roman amphitheater in the City of London.

May
30
2017
See the Doughboys in the City of London
See the Doughboys in the City of London

See the Doughboys in the City of London

A large scale exhibition is currently on at the Guildhall in the City of London remembering the battlefields of WW1 in France, and the contribution made by the "doughboys" to the European war.

Apr
16
2017
London gets a new museum – of police history
London gets a new museum – of police history

London gets a new museum – of police history

A new museum has opened in the City of London that tells the long often curious history of their own private police force.

Nov
27
2016
Vintage Royal Mail horse-drawn coach in London
Vintage Royal Mail horse-drawn coach in London

Vintage Royal Mail horse-drawn coach in London

Next Saturday, there will be a replica horse-drawn mail coach running between Southwark's George Inn to Guildhall Yard in the centre of the City.

Jun
11
2016
Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields
Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields

Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields

A series of almost too beautiful photos that show the long aftermath of war have gone on display in the Guildhall Yard in the City of London.

Jun
07
2016
Watch a 3D video projection at Guildhall
Watch a 3D video projection at Guildhall

Watch a 3D video projection at Guildhall

A voice reading out Shakespearean quotations while a modern video projection plays on a medieval building that Shakespeare would have known -- a perfect London event.

Mar
05
2016
See a 3D video projection at The Guildhall
See a 3D video projection at The Guildhall

See a 3D video projection at The Guildhall

Something for your diaries, as next March, there will be another chance to see an impressive video display projected onto the medieval Guildhall building in the City of London.

Nov
28
2015
Henry V’s ‘Crystal Sceptre’ on display for the first time
Henry V’s ‘Crystal Sceptre’ on display for the first time

Henry V’s ‘Crystal Sceptre’ on display for the first time

For nearly 600 years it has sat in a box in a vault, taken out just once a year for a ceremony and then put away, but finally, Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display.

Nov
08
2015
Attend the Silent Ceremony
Attend the Silent Ceremony

Attend the Silent Ceremony

Each year, in a ceremony as rich in pomp as it is ancient in history, and in total silence, the new Lord Mayor is sworn into office.

Aug
18
2015
Gladiatorial fights return to London
Gladiatorial fights return to London

Gladiatorial fights return to London

Over the next few days, sweat and blood, groans and cheers, broken bones and damaged egos return to the roman amphitheater in the City of London.

Aug
08
2015
Guildhall Art Gallery focuses on Victorian paintings
Guildhall Art Gallery focuses on Victorian paintings

Guildhall Art Gallery focuses on Victorian paintings

The City of London's Guildhall art gallery is simultaneously one of the oldest, and also one of the youngest art galleries in London, and has recently had a bit of a refurbishment.

Feb
01
2015