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Discover the story of crime and policing in the City of London

From the first police call box in London, via the history of the police uniform and Olympic glory, to the grisly stories of the City's criminal past (murders, robberies, assassinations and gun battles).

Gain a fascinating insight into the deeds of criminals and villains and explore the lives of the men and women who have guarded the City of London since 1839. FREE admission

Opening Hours

  • Monday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am- 5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am - 7.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm (alternate Saturdays only)

Last entry 15 minutes before closing time.

Open alternate Saturdays. Next openings:

  • 8 and 22 September
  • 6 and 20 October
  • 3 and 17 November
  • 1 and 15 December

Closed: Sundays and Bank Holidays

Getting here

Enter via Guildhall Library
EC2V 7HH (Google maps)

City of London Police

The City of London, the financial centre of the UK, may only be 'One Square Mile' but it has its own police force, separate from the Metropolitan Police.

The City Police, as well as safeguarding the Square Mile and its 9,000 residents, 320,000 workers and the many visitors that come each year to see landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge, specialises in economic crime.

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