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  • Law and historic governance
    Glass windows
    The City's government

    Find out about the oldest continuous municipal democracy

  • Law and historic governance
    Livery companies
    Livery companies

    Learn how the liveries are still an integral part to the City's governance

  • Law and historic governance
    Fiona Bruce
    Freedom of the City

    One of the oldest traditional ceremonies still in existence today

  • Law and historic governance
    Dick Whittington, the Magna Carta and the Great Fire of London collage
    The Mayoralty

    The first recorded Mayor of London was Henry Fitz-Ailwyn in 1189

  • Law and historic governance
    City Marshall
    Ceremonial

    The three ceremonial officers appointed by the Court of Aldermen

  • Law and historic governance
    Lord Mayor's carraige illustration
    Lord Mayor's Show

    Come celebrate the new Lord Mayor on Saturday 11 November 2017

  • Law and historic governance
    City of London wards' beadles
    Ward Beadles

    Find out more about this fascinating figure and its role in the City

  • Law and historic governance
    Old Bailey sign
    Central Criminal Court

    Old Bailey: how to get there, best times to access the public galleries

  • Law and historic governance
    City Magistrates Court
    The Magistrates' Court

    What to do before court, attending court, legal aid and appeals


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