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Guildhall London, London: 19 reviews and 70 photos

  The Guildhall, London
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The Guildhall is the adminstrative centre for London. The buildings on this site have had this purpose for over 800 years (it is linked in with the Mayor of Londons role, which was 800 years old in 1989).

For many hundreds of years, the hall here was used to try some of the more notorius crimes in London. Probably one of the most famous of which was the trial which condemned to death one of the Gunpowder Plot gang (the Gunpowder Plot was an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes in 1605. 36 barrels of gunpowder were smuggled in to the Houses of Parliament, but before they could be blown up, the men involved were caught and sentenced to death).

Address: Guildhall Yard, EC2
Directions: St Pauls Underground
Phone: +44 20 7606 3030
Website: http://www.guildhall.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

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  • Written Feb 12, 2005
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