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Guildhall: Monthly Tours

We offer regular tours of the City's historic Guildhall, a building that dates back to the 1400s - and even further back. Learn about how the City operates, its livery companies, famous events that took place within its medieval walls and admire the impressive memorials to some of Britain’s most important historic figures.

Tours start promptly at 10.45am and last about an hour. They take place on the days of the City's Common Council meeting, so why not go along afterwards and see the City's democracy in action?

The tour costs £10 per person. You need to book this in advance and your booking will only be valid when it is confirmed.

To book your place please e-mail Pat Smith and say that you want to come on a Guildhall tour, how many people would like to come and on what date. We always need to know the names of the people coming on the tour in advance.

Please include a telephone number in case of any queries. If any of your party have mobility difficulties, and in particular if they use a wheelchair, so mention this, so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Other tours of Guildhall

Our  tours of the City's historic Guildhall featured on this page are those arranged for the general public.  If you’re organising a private event in the Guildhall complex and would like to offer your guests a tour of the various rooms or other guiding services please contact secretary@cityoflondonguides.com.

Bookings can also be made for groups on other dates by contacting the Remembrancer's Office at remcommitteerooms@cityoflondon.gov.uk or on 020 7606 3030. There is a maximum number of 20 people on these group tours and the cost will be £75. Please note, once you have booked a time with the Remembrancer’s Office, you will need to contact us at patsmith1960@talktalk.net so that we can arrange a guide for your tour. Please provide the same information as requested above.

Please note that the Guildhall can close at short notice due to functions and events, but if that is the case, an alternative tour can be arranged

Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick

From Thursday 5 November our walks are temporarily suspended. However, we are still running virtual tours 

 

Virtual Walks and Talks   

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Temple Bar Trust.   You are invited to join us for series of live-broadcast, virtual walks around the City. The series includes the fascinating history of Temple Bar, Paternoster Square, St Pauls, the life, and work of Sir Christopher Wren and some of the wonderful but often overlooked statues and sculptures nearby.  Find out more and book here: https://templebartrust.org/walks  

Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible.

If you want a walk or lecture for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.