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​World-class museums, stunning art and architecture, innovative theatre, cinema and music and a diverse events calendar, there is plenty to see and do in the City, the oldest part of London.

Do you have a question about the City's attractions? See the friendly, multilingual staff at the City Information Centre or email visit@cityoflondon.gov.uk.

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  1. Gold bars at the Bank of England Museum Bank of England Museum
    Fascinating child-friendly museum inside the majestic Bank of England - a highlight includes the chance to hold a real gold bar. Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Free entry.
  2. Barbican Centre logo Barbican Centre
    Check what's on at the Barbican, Europe's largest multi-arts venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. Open 9am-11pm Mon-Sat, 12pm-11pm Sun and Public Holidays. Event information is available on their website.
  3. Bevis Marks Synagogue Bevis Marks Synagogue
    Bevis Marks is the oldest synagogue in Great Britain, opening in 1701, and incorporates architectural influences from around the world. It is a Grade I building, a monument of outstanding national importance. Open Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30am-2:00pm; Tue 10:30am-1:00pm; Sun 10:30am-12:30pm. Adults £5, Senior £4, Children £2.50
  4. roman bathhouse remains Billingsgate Roman Bathhouse
    Lower Thames Street is home to one of Roman London’s most fascinating remains. The Billingsgate Roman Bathhouse was discovered in 1848, and is now open for public inspection. Explore this fascinating insight into ancient life on a 45-min guided tour. Every Sat & Sun, 22 Aug - 29 Nov (excluding 19 & 20 Sep).
  5. One of two pot stills at the City of London gin distillery City of London Distillery
    Visit the only working distillery in the City of London located behind Fleet Street in the historic Bride Lane, an area steeped with distilling history. They offer tours and masterclasses and open as a bar in the evening. Tours open Mon-Fri 12noon-3pm, £8. Bar open Mon-Fri till late.
  6. Picture of two City of London policemen City of London Police Museum
    A small but fascinating museum whose collection charts the development of the UK police service, from the earliest days, through to modern policing methods giving an insight into crime in Victorian London and how social changes affect the work of the police force. Free entry.
  7. View of the inside of Dr Johnson's House on Fleet Street Dr Johnson's House
    Beautiful Georgian house tucked in a square off Fleet Street which was formerly the home of the great literary figure Dr Samuel Johnson. Adults £4.50; concs £3.50; children £1.50; family £10; under 5s free. Oct-Apr Mon-Sat 11am-5pm; May-Sept Mon-Sat 11am-5.30pm.
  8. escape entertainment logo Escape Entertainment
    Escape Entertainment's uniquely curated game rooms are designed to challenge participants' minds and mystify their senses as they race to escape within 60 minutes. Working as part of a team, players must find clues and solve puzzles in their attempts to escape before their time runs out.
  9. Guildhall Galleries Guildhall Galleries
    Guildhall Galleries form a fascinating part of the City’s history. Guildhall Art Gallery, London's Roman Amphitheatre, City of London Heritage Gallery, Guildhall Library, Guildhall Great Hall, City of London Police Museum, City Centre and St Lawrence Jewry: an incredible range of experiences, all in the once vicinity - free, many open 7 days a week.
  10. Guildhall Great Hall Guildhall Great Hall
    The Great Hall is where royalty and state visitors have been entertained down the centuries. When it is not being used for events, the Great Hall is open free of charge to the public. Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm (all year)* Sundays - 10am - 4.30pm (1st weekend in May to the last weekend in September)*. Tours of the Guildhall are also available with qualified City of London Guides http://www.cityoflondonguides.com. *Call 020 7606 3030 to make sure there are no events happening at the time.
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