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Home of the City of London Corporation, Guildhall Great Hall has been the centre of City government since the Middle Ages.

General admissionis FREE.

Getting here

Located off Guildhall Yard

The City's only surviving secular medieval building dates from 1411. With 27m high ceilings and a cathedral-like ambience, the historic building is situated on top of London's largest medieval crypts.

The Great Hall has witnessed its share of drama. During the turmoil of the Reformation, peers, an archbishop and a queen were tried here for treason. It has been the setting for the pomp and circumstance of state and mayoral occasions since 1502.

Opening Hours

When not being used for events Guildhall is open:

  • Monday 10am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4.30pm
  • Friday 10am - 4.30pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4.30pm (First weekend in May to last weekend in September)


Closures are sometimes required at short notice due to civic or state functions.

Call 020 7332 1313 / textphone 020 7332 3803 for a daily recorded message or for more information.

Hire Guildhall for your event

020 7332 1460 / 1313

While you're here also visit...

  • Guided tours from the Official Guides to the City of London
    guildhall exterior

    ​See democracy in action with a guided tour of Guildhall on days when the court of common council meet.