Mansion House tour (the Lord Mayor’s home)

Address:
, The City, London 51.513211 -0.089482
Dates & Time:
Every Tuesday (except during Aug)
2 PM to 3.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£7 per person
Meet the guide by the A-board outside Mansion House in Walbrook (exit 8 at Bank tube station)
Maximum of 40 people per tour, on a first-come first-served basis. It is not possible to book in advance
See
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Mansion House
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Mansion House: 8, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 43, 47, 48, 76, 133, 141, 149, 242
London bus fares 2017
Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit Mansion House are Bank Cannon Street Mansion House Monument Moorgate St. Paul’s
Note: The actual closest train station to Mansion House is Bank
London train fares 2017
Disclaimer: London Drum has no association with Mansion House. Whilst we make every effort to ensure the event information is accurate, events in London are sometimes cancelled or amended without us being notified. You should always reconfirm the event with Mansion House before making plans

Craig’ London blog> Read Craig’s review  I’ve tried this event myself and posted some photos and a review on my blog

Mansion House Easy to get to? Good for kids?
Value for money? Worth a visit? 1 0 3

Mansion House is the official home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Not to be confused with the Mayor of Greater London -- because that's the person we vote into City Hall every five years. The Lord Mayor just concentrates on the Square Mile, inside the old city walls. The Lord Mayor is the one who dresses up in ceremonial robes and attends events like the Lord Mayor's Parade.)

The tour will teach you both the history of the house, and provide some information on the previous Lord Mayors and Aldermen.

The guide will take you inside the interior courtyard, Egyptian Hall and boardroom, whilst regaling tales of the historical events that have happened here. You will learn all about the previous Lord Mayors, stretching back centuries, see historical objects like the Lord Mayor's Sword and Mace, Fire Cup and Pearl Sword, and see some paintings from its collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish masters, by the likes of Frans Hals, Nicoleas Maes, and Jacob Ruisdael.

Craig has been on this tour himself, and thinks that it's a decent enough way to wile away an afternoon -- but it's probably not a good choice for a tourist. He thinks there are far better ways to spend your time if you're only here for a limited stay, but for anyone with an interest in London history then it's well-worth doing. Read his review of the Mansion House tour on his blog before you go, to get a feeling for what it's like inside. Feel free to ask him some questions as well.

If you do happen to enjoy this then Craig definitely recommends a guided tour of the Guildhall. You might like to go and see the Lord Mayor and Aldermen in action at the monthly meeting of the Common Council as well. Another spectacular interior worth seeing is the one at Banqueting House.

 

Got a question? – Talk about this event

More political events · More history events · All events at Mansion House

If you like political events at Mansion House, then you might also like these other London events…

Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror – 28th July 2016 to 28th August 2017The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.

Listen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner – Every Sunday (around noon)Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.

Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand – 21st December 2016 to 26th November 2017'Reflections on Helmand' will explore how Britain got caught up fighting the Taliban in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Watch a case at the Royal Courts of Justice – Monday to FridayTry something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?

Watch a real-life court case at the Old Bailey – Monday to FridayWatch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.

Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons – 9th January 2017 to 30th April 2018Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.

 
Copyright © 2017 London Drum. All rights reserved · Contact London Drum · Privacy policy / Terms of use / Cookies

By category

By day

By month

By venue

Custom dates

London Pass

Save some money with London Pass Cheap entry into London attractions

London Pass

Learn more about London Pass

> Save moneyFree or discounted entry into top attractions

> Save timeJump the longest queues with Fast Track entry

Oyster card

Get an Oyster for the cheapest fares The easiest way to travel in London

Oyster card

Learn more about Oyster cardsBuy an Oyster card

> Save moneyGet the cheapest fares on London transport

> Easy to usePay as you go credit on the buses, boats and underground trains