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  • The Salon
    The Salon at Mansion House
  • The Egyptian Hall
    The Egyptian Hall at Mansion House

Guided tours

On this tour you will learn about the history of Mansion House and the role of the Lord Mayor. Led by City of London Guides, the tour includes the 18th century public rooms, and a brief view of the Harold Samuel Collection. If you are interested in an in-depth tour of the collection, you may wish to take part in the tour of the art collection.

Tours take place
Every Tuesday at 2pm
Tour length
One hour
Cost
£7 adults; £5 concessions
(please pay the guide in cash)
Maximum number
40 people
How to book
Tours cannot be booked in advance. Please arrive at the meeting point by 1.45pm. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meeting point
The A-board near the porch entrance to Mansion House, in Walbrook
(Exit 8 from Bank station)

Cancellations

The following tours will be cancelled due to events taking place or for other operational reasons.

Tours are currently running as scheduled

Occasionally, we may need to cancel a tour at short notice. To avoid disappointment we advise you to call on the morning of the tour on 020 7397 9306.

​Self-organised group tours

Tours are guided by an employee of the City Corporation and cover the same areas as the City Guides Tour. Group tours are available for self-organised (non-commercial) groups.

Tours take place
There are no regular slots but tours are arranged at a time to suit the programme of events at Mansion House
Tour length
One hour
Cost
£80 per group.
Maximum number
40 people
How to book
Email john.davies@cityoflondon.gov.uk or call 020 7397 9316

​Tours of the art collection

Tours take place
Guided by qualified art guides, these tours are arranged at a time to suit the programme of events at the Mansion House, and up to three months in advance.
Tour length
1.5 hours
Cost
£100 per group.
Maximum number
20 people
How to book
Email john.davies@cityoflondon.gov.uk or call 020 7397 9316

Please note

No tours will take place in August, on public holidays which may fall on a Tuesday - such as Christmas Day and New Year's Day - or when Mansion House is used for other events.

London Open House

Every year in September, the Open House Architectural Festival opens the doors to venues not usually accessible to the public. This year Mansion House will open to the public on Saturday 17 September.

Online bookings open on 1 September at 10am. For more details see the Open House website.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if my tour is cancelled?

This happens occasionally. A new date will be arranged.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, but no flash photography is permitted.

Are tours accessible?

Yes. There is a ramp into the building, disabled toilets facilities, a sound loop in the Egyptian Hall and lift access to all floors. Much of the art collection however, is located on stairs so it may be difficult to view the whole collection.

Will there be toilets provided for visitors?

Yes, including wheelchair-accessible toilets.​

Are the tours suitable for children?

The tours are unsuitable for most under-14s.

Are animals allowed?

Only guide dogs.

Is there a cafe or are refreshments available?

No. However, there will be plenty of places to chose from nearby.

Is there a souvenir shop?

The official Mansion House guidebook £5, is available at the door and an Art book for £20. A selection of other fun and historic merchandise are available at the Guildhall Art Gallery or on the online shop.


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