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Guildhall London : Architecture

Historic City of London Building: Information + Images, England, UK

10 Sep 2012


Location: northwest part of the City of London

Address: Gresham St, London EC2V 7HH

Phone: 020 7606 3030

Opened: 1411

Photo © Keepclicking – added 10 September 2012:

Guild Hall


Guildhall London

Situated in the heart of the City of London, the world’s leading financial and business centre, this rare and magnificent medieval Grade I listed landmark offers a spectacular backdrop for corporate events and banquets. With a clientele that includes leading international companies, charities, organisations, professional and academic bodies, Guildhall offers a unique combination of an esteemed historical setting whilst being fully equipped with excellent facilities for modern business requirements.

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photos © Adrian Welch

The current building was begun in 1411 and completed in 1440, and it is the only stone building not belonging to the Church to have survived through to the present. The complex contains several other historic interiors besides the hall, including the large medieval crypts, the old library, and the print room, all of which are now used as function rooms.

The Great Hall did not completely escape damage in 1666; it was partially restored – with a flat roof – in 1670. The present grand entrance (the east wing of the south front), in “Hindoostani Gothic”, was added in 1788 by George Dance (and restored in 1910). A more extensive restoration than that in 1670 was completed in 1866 by City of London architect Sir Horace Jones, who added a new timber roof in close keeping with the original. This replacement was destroyed during The Second Great Fire of London on the night of 29/30 December 1940, the result of a Luftwaffe fire-raid. It was replaced in 1954 during works designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
source: wikipedia

Guildhall building City of London
photo © Adrian Welch

Context to the south:

St Lawrence Jewry – church bounding the Guildhall site
St Lawrence Jewry building St Lawrence Jewry
photos © Adrian Welch

Gresham Street
Gresham Street building
photos © Adrian Welch

Gresham Street buildings
Gresham Street building Gresham Street building
photos © Adrian Welch

Gresham Street
image © Nick Weall

Location: 1 America Square, London, England, UK

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