Guildhall

City of London

Graham Greenglass, Stephen Dinsdale

This is the first ever comprehensive history, guide and companion to the Guildhall, City of London.

After the Romans deserted Londinium, where and when does London's history restart? The answer lies within the highly visible, but rarely seen, ceremonial centre of the City of London: Guildhall.
Date Published :
February 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
History Guide Companion
Illustration :
100 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526715418
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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This is the first ever comprehensive history, guide and companion to the Guildhall, City of London.

After the Romans deserted Londinium, where and when does London’s history restart? The answer lies within the highly visible, but rarely seen, ceremonial centre of the City of London: Guildhall.

This fascinating complex of government buildings is central to London’s development, from Saxon times to the 21st century. It is the scene of royal banquets and historic trials, home to one of London’s finest art galleries and archive to the nation’s most comprehensive library of London books.

Roman London’s only amphitheatre lies beneath, visible today and publicly accessible for the first time in seventeen hundred years. The City of London Police Museum relocated in 2016 to a larger, newly designed, accessible space within Guildhall Library.

A history of Guildhall was last published in the 1920’s. It was heavily bombed in 1940 and this will be the first book to record Guildhall’s remarkable architectural and cultural resurrection since the end of the war. Photographs and images previously unpublished will be included and for the first time this book will also feature a comprehensive guide to Guildhall’s many publicly accessible areas.

Only one British building hosts banquets for British monarchs and visiting heads of state: Guildhall. Only one London building has a continuous story since Roman London: Guildhall. Only one building has governed the City and still directs its future: Guildhall. This illustrated history and companion to one of London’s most important and oldest buildings will prove indispensible to all interested in London’s history.

About The Author
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GRAHAM GREENGLASS is a London tour guide and licensed London black cab driver. Graham is a City of London Guide Lecturer, City of Westminster Guide Lecturer, St Paul’s Cathedral Guide and Taxi Tour Guide. His own company, London Cab Tours, is listed in the top 25 tour companies in London on Trip Advisor.

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