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Mansion House

City of London
Post Code : EC4N 8BH
Telephone : 020 7626 2500
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Mansion HouseThe Palladian facade of the Mansion House, with its six large Corinthian columns, is one of the most familiar landmarks in the City.

The official residence of the Lord Mayor, the building was designed by George Dance the Elder in 1739 and completed in 1753. Inside are a series of state rooms, with the dignity appropriate to the office of Lord Mayor. One of the the most magnificent is the 90 feet long Egyptian Hall, where many official banquets are held.

Mansion House is the only private residence in England with its own Court of Justice, a reminder that the Lord Mayor is chief magistrate of the City during his year in office. Hidden from view are 11 holding cells, 10 for men and 1, 'the birdcage' for women. Emmeline Pankhurst, who campaigned for women's suffrage in the 20th century, was once imprisoned here.

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Map How to get to Mansion House

Nearest Underground Station

Nearest Underground Station Bank or Mansion House

Nearest Railway Station

Liverpool Street, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Moorgate, Blackfriars, or City Thameslink
Opening Times
By guided tour, just turn up, every Tuesday 14:00. May get cancelled due to events so call 020 7397 9306 to check. Group tours are also available.
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