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Guildhall Library hosts a series of free afternoon talks on London history and related topics as well as monthly evening events from 6-8pm. Evening events are typically followed by a wine reception and a book signing by the author. There is usually a charge for these events, which entitles you to a complimentary glass of wine.

All events held at Guildhall Library are booked via Eventbrite. If you have any questions about booking, or are not able to book online, please contact GHLevents@cityoflondon.gov.uk or 020 7332 1869. 

Refunds for events will only be given if places are cancelled up to 24 hours prior to an event (minus the booking fee) or if an event is cancelled by Guildhall Library.

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  1. Promise to Pay sign 2017/03/21 - Making Money: Banknotes and the Bank of England Museum
    6-8pm: The Bank of England Museum opened a newly refurbished Banknote Gallery in September, to celebrate the launch of the Bank’s first polymer banknote, the Winston Churchill £5 note.
  2. row of books 2017/03/30 - What Books Can Tell Us
    6-8pm: We all think we know the answer to this – books are full of knowledge or stories – but have you stopped to think about how much they can tell us from the ways they’ve been used, marked, mutilated, sold or bound?
  3. Books event 2017/04/10 - Discovering Books: A Hands-on Family Workshop
    2-3pm: Participants will have the opportunity to handle a range of historic material dating from the 17th century onwards. We will discuss what we can discover in a book, and then we’ll have a go at making our own book.
  4. A London view with a bridge 2017/04/11 - Everything You Know About London Is Wrong
    6-8pm: London trivia books will tell you about pubs with hidden prison cells, the real name of the Eros statue and the only road where you must drive on the right. In this talk, Editor-at-Large of Londonist.com Matt Brown overturns some of the myths and misconceptions about the capital.
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