Common Council, with the Lord Mayor

Address:
Guildhall, Gresham Street, The City, London 51.515564 -0.09205
Dates & Time:
, 3rd Mar, 21st Apr, 12th May, 23rd Jun, 21st Jul, 15th Sep, 13th Oct and only
1 PM to 2 PM (approx)
Tickets & Cost:
Free for the public to turn up and watch
See cityoflondon.gov.uk for more information
Telephone:
The contact number for Guildhall is +44 (0) 207 606 3030
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Guildhall
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Guildhall
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Guildhall: 8, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 43, 76, 100, 133, 141, 242, 388
London bus fares 2016
Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit Guildhall are Bank Cannon Street Mansion House Monument Moorgate St. Paul’s
Note: The actual closest train station to Guildhall is Bank
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The Court of Common Council is a monthly meeting held inside the historic Guildhall. It is the main decision making body of the City of London, and is attended by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen in all their finery.

Whilst the contents of the meeting itself can be quite dry (and boring), it is well-worth attending anyway just to see inside the medieval Guildhall.

The meeting will start with the Lord Mayor processing in from the back, and once the questions begin you can pass the time by looking at the grand statues of Churchill, Nelson, Wellington and Pitt, plus the huge golden statues of Mog and Magog glaring down from the balcony. The hall is hung with lots of ancient flags and shields, representing the City's Guilds.

Craig has been to this meeting himself, and suggests combining it with a tour of the Guildhall beforehand. You can read his review of the tour on his blog, plus a review of the Common Council meeting too.

Note: In order to get into the Great Hall, you do not enter Guildhall through the front. If you stand in the courtyard and look to the left, you will see some glass doors next to a small pepperpot-shaped building. Head through there and past security, and you will be led around to the Guildhall.

If you enjoy this, then you might like to attend some political debates inside Parliament as well. You can watch the MPs inside the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and even get an invite to Prime Minister's Questions.

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