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 Christine Jarvis 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 email@example.com.
Bookings can also be made for groups on other dates by contacting the Remembrancer's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Nearly all the regular walks and tours offered on this website are just turn up and pay or free. For these walks no advanced booking is possible. There are only a few tours that need to be booked in advance (Illuminated River, Smithfield Market, Leadenhall Market walks and Guildhall and the Roman Bath House tours) because of restricted numbers.
Note: tours run every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In exceptional circumstances we may not have a guide available and we'll let the City Information Centre know.
If you want a walk or lecture for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.