Built between 1411 and 1440, Guildhall was designed to reflect the power and prestige of London. Situated in the heart of the City of London, this Grade I-listed landmark takes guests on a journey of over 800 years with its awe-inspiring architecture and versatile function spaces. The present Guildhall having survived the Great Fire and then the Blitz, is the only stone secular building to dating from before 1666 still standing in the City.
Guildhall offers an extraordinary portfolio of historic spaces and splendid architecture. With a total capacity of 1500 across all nine venue spaces, Guildhall is flexible, accessible and well-equipped.
Guildhall’s largest space, Great Hall is meant to impress. Steeped in tradition and history, the stone arched roof and high ceilings of the magnificent Great Hall provide a cathedral-like ambience. Natural light floods in through two huge, Gothic stained-glass windows at either end.
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Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH
London’s only Roman Amphitheatre lies directly underneath the Guildhall Yard, 20 feet below the modern pavement. During an archaeological dig for the new Art Gallery building project in 1988, the amphitheatre was discovered and is now protected Roman monument. In 2002, the doors to the Amphitheatre opened for the first time in nearly 2,000 years. The original extent of the outer wall is now marked by a circle of black paving stones in Guildhall Yard.