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City of London Police old photo


​​Access through
Guildhall Library
London EC2V 7HH

Contact us

​020 7332 1868


For details call 020 7332 1868

Opening hours

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

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.

Admission FREE

Christmas Opening Hours

Closed on the 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30 December and 1 January.
Open as normal on the 27, 28 and 31 December. Open until 5pm on 2 January.

About the City of London Police

​The City of London Police has been responsible for policing the Square Mile since 1839.

City of London Police old photo

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.