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Guildhall in London

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The Great Hall

12 pics. London’s Guildhall was built between 1411 and 1440.  It can be found near Bank Underground Rail station, just off Gresham Street. History ⇒.  Right beside Guildhall is the Guildhall Art Gallery ⇐ which includes the remains of a Roman amphitheater.

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The entrance is just to the left of this picture and the art gallery to the right (another post). The building is mainly used for social functions but members of the public can view the Great Hall, when not in use. Please see the website ⇒

In the Great Hall their are a number of statues and stone tableaus.  Here are just three.

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Sir Winston Churchill

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Trafalgar and Nelson

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Lord Mayor William Beckton

And, at the far end.

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Great Hall Stained Glass

I found a small unlocked side door ( I do love an unlocked side door) and some steps leading upwards.  I found myself in the Old Library.

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Old Library

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There were a number of old paintings and some tapestries.

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Joust on London Bridge 1390

Another side door and some steps down ~

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Charles I, Edward VI and Elizabeth I

Leading to a a small hall.

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It was here I got nabbed by security, who were confused as to how I got into the members area. I agreed with them and was politely escorted out with my badly behaved camera (well, if they will leave old libraries just lying about).

Thank you for the visit and may all your side doors be rabbit holes.

11 responses

  1. also has a timepiece museum

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    January 31, 2017 at 09:32

  2. (but if you are freed from time…..)

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    January 31, 2017 at 09:32

  3. We can imagine that the guilds were the heralds of modern day trade associations and unions. An important development in history that freed us all from servitude of serfdom!

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    January 31, 2017 at 13:11

  4. Great post. 🙂 I love London.

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    February 1, 2017 at 02:16

  5. Oh so gorgeous! Love the intricate woodwork, the stained glass and the tapestry!

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    February 1, 2017 at 23:49

  6. I love that there was an unlocked side door! Bring on the exploration 🙂 Great photos, Graham

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    February 25, 2017 at 21:27

    • I always think that a locked door is quite rude when I’m in a curious mood. Anybody would think I was trying to walk of with the silver (well maybe a snuff box). 😀

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      February 25, 2017 at 23:17

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