Visitor Information

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AOP Gallery (Association of Photographers)
81 Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS
P 020 7739 6669
E gallery@aophoto.co.uk
Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm Occational Saturdays 12pm -4 pm
Gallery showcases exhibitions of members and non-members' work, as well as exhibiting the Awards Programs that the AOP runs (for professional members, assistants, students and an Open competition, open to all, including non-members).
Architechture week
Various locations across London
P 020 7973 5246
E archweek@artscouncil.org.uk
A week long celebration of architecture throughout the UK, Includes a programme of events in London that range from visits to new buildings and architects' practices to walks, talks, films, and family and children's activities.
Artisan Gallery
35 Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LN
P 020 7929 5656
E rex@artisangallery.co.uk
Monday to Friday 10am - 7pm
Commercial gallery specialising in contemporary fine art. Services include home visits and loans, allowing prospective buyers the opportunity to view artwork on their living room wall prior to purchasing.
August Festival
St Lawrence Jewry
P 020 7600 9478
Throughout August, Monday to Friday 1pm (Not bank holidays)
In a slight departure from its regular Monday and Tuesday organ recitals, St Lawrence Jewry presents four weeks of concerts focussing on chamber music and singing. Although concerts are free there will be a collection at the door at the end of each performance.
Bank of England Museum
Bartholomew Lane, EC2R 8AH
P 020 7601 5545
E museum@bankofengland.co.uk
Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Housed within the Bank of England, the museum traces the history of the Bank from its foundation by Royal Charter in 1694, to its role today as the nation's central bank.

The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the United Kingdom's central bank.
Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
P 0845 120 7550
E art@barbican.org.uk
Barbican Art Gallery:Open daily 11am-8pm (except Tuesday and Wednesday, until 6pm)Thursday until 10pm
  The Curve:Open daily 11am-8pm
From acclaimed architects, to Turner Prize-winning artists, Barbican Art Gallery presents major exhibitions by leading international figures. Accompanying each exhibition is a dynamic programme of talks and events. Don't miss the late night openings, daily until 8pm (except Tue and Wed) and Thursdays until 10pm.

The Curve is home to an exciting series of new commissions created especially by contemporary artists.
Barbican Film
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
P 020 7638 4141
E film@barbican.org.uk
Monday to Saturday 9am - 11pm Sunday 12pm - 11pm
Barbican Film comprises three cinemas showing independent, art-house and major new releases alongside specially-programmed seasons. Alongside new releases and independent films, Barbican Film also shows children's movies from around the world as part of a Saturday morning Family Film Club. Retrospectives, silent films and a series of Screen Talks with film directors and actors, complement a diverse and interesting programme.
Barbican Hall
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
P 020 7638 8891
E music@barbican.org.uk
Monday to Saturday 9am - 11pm
One of London and the UK's premier concert venues, Barbican Hall is home to the London Symphony Orchestra and hosts a diverse programme of exciting classical and contemporary music performances. It presents full-scale symphony works as well as semi-staged productions of operas. It has welcomed some of the biggest names in classical music over recent years and the programme of contemporary music features the best artists in jazz, country, folk, world, roots, rock and soul. Check the website for details of upcoming classical events. The Barbican hosts a number of festivals. see their website for more details.
Barbican Summer
The Barbican
P 020 7638 8891
22 June to 30 July
  See website for events and fees.
A series of summer music events, inside and outside the Barbican - including Cuba 50, part of our exciting festival focusing on world rhythms and ritual traditions from Tango to Yoruba, Flemenco, Frevo, Swing and more
Barbican Theatre
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
P 020 7638 4141
E theatre@barbican.org.uk
Monday to Saturday 9am - 11pm Sunday 12pm - 11pm
The larger of the two Barbican's two theatres. The Barbican's acclaimed BITE (Barbican International Theatre Events) programme of theatre, dance and music theatre is presented throughout the year alongside events and seasons by internationally-renowned companies. So new is the work, that is hovers over the edges of classification – marrying dance, theatre and music in unexpected ways and pushing out the boundaries. Often stirring, sometimes funny, always innovative – this is theatre at its best.
Bevis Marks Synagogue
2 Henage Lane, EC3A 5DQ
P 020 7626 1274
E info@bevismarks.org.uk
Monday 10.30am - 12.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays* 11am - 1pm Tours Sunday 11.15am Wednesday, Friday 12am * Summer only
  Monday - Friday 7.30am Shabbat 8.30am Sundays and public holidays 9am
Bloomberg SPACE
50 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1HD
P 020 7330 7959
E gallery@bloomberg.net
Monday to Saturday 11am - 6pm
Bloomberg SPACE is not a conventional corporate art collection but rather a dynamic space without an agenda, where art and audience can explore new ideas and relationships in an innovative way.
Borough Market
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
P 020 7407 1002
Thursday 11am - 5pm Friday 12pm - 6 pm Saturday 9am - 4pm
Borough Market is busy, noisy and bursting with wonderful produce. It’s best to come early and bring a large, strong bag or a shopping trolley. If you’re not familiar with the produce on the stalls, or you’re not sure how to cook it, just ask: the traders will be delighted to tell you about their specialities, where they come from and how to make the most of them. Look round carefully before you buy – the Market sells some expensive delicacies but there are also lots of delicious cheaper cuts of meat and good-value seasonal fish, vegetables and fruit. The Market consists of four important areas: – Crown Square, the area bounded by Southwark Street, Stoney Street and Bedale Street. – The Green Market, the area beneath the railway bridges north east of Bedale Street beside the cathedral. – The Jubilee Market, location of the 2006 Christmas Market. The shops and restaurants which surround the Market, located in Stoney Street, Park Street and Bedale Street.
Bunhill Fields (cemetery)
City Road, EC2
P 020 7374 4127
April to September: Monday to Friday 7am - 7.30pm Saturday to Sunday, Bankholidays 9am - 7.30pm October to March Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4pm Saturday to Sunday, Bankholidays 9.30am - 7.30pm
Originally a plague pit (hence Bone Hill), Bunhill Fields is reputed to be the largest unconsecrated cemetery in Europe. It is the last resting place for an estimated 120,000 bodies, including those of John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, William Blake and George Fox.
Cart Marking Ceremony
Guildhall Yard, off Gresham Street, EC2P 2EJ
P 020 7489 8289
E enquiries@thecarmen.co.uk
Since the 14th century, only licensed and marked carts could ply for hire in the City. Although purely ceremonial, a Cart Marking ceremony still takes place today with trucks, vintage vans and carriages being brought before the Master of the Carmen's Company for inspection.
City of London Festival
Various locations across London
P 020 7796 4949 0845 120 7502 (B
E admin@colf.org
Midsummer, three week festival at various times.
Every summer since 1962, the City of London Festival has served up a veritable feast of the best in music and the arts. Taking place in some of the City's most beautiful and historic as well as lesser known venues, it promotes the cultural diversity and wide ranging talent of some of the world's leading artists. From world music to jazz, from classical to contemporary, the city of London Festival offers an eclectic mix of musical styles as well as architecture, visual art, film and ever-growing open-air programme. Watch out for this established theme, Trading places, which builds year-on-year, exploring and celebrating the cultural exchange between London and major cities around the world.
City of London Police Museum
37 Wood Street, EC2P 2NQ
By appointment only Max group size 8 persons
Contact via website
Clockmakers' Museum
Aldermanbury, EC2V 7HH
P 020 7332 1868/1870
E keeper@clockmakers.org
Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4.45pm
The Clockmakers collection was begun in 1814 and is the oldest collection specifically of clocks and watches in the world. The entire exhibition has recently been re-ordered and about 1000 exhibits form a sparkling display in a single room off Guildhall Library. It tells the extraordinary story of .The Clockmakers of London. from c.1600 to the present day, and has been greeted with great critical acclaim.
College of Arms
130 Queen Victoria Street, EC4V 4BT
P 020 7248 2762
E enquiries@college-of-arms.gov.uk
Monday to Friday 10am -4pm(Earl Marshers Court only)
The College of Arms is the official repository for heraldic, genealogical and ceremonial records covering the past 500 years. Only the Earl Marshal's Court (the late-17th-century, wood-panelled entrance room) can be viewed without notice (when a receptionist is present). Fee-paying tours can be booked in advance for those wishing to visit the Record Room and receive a lecture on heraldry and genealogy.
Crisis Square Mile Run
P 0870 011 3355
E smr@crisis.org.uk
Race starts from Paternoster Square
  Early June Race starts 7pm
A great City event with amateur and professional runners pounding the City's streets in aid of the homeless charity Crisis. At around 3.5 miles it is open to all – see the website for where to watch or how to participate. There is an entry fee for those wishing to take part.
Friends of City Churches Walk
Various city churches
P 020 7626 1555
E contact_us@london-city-churches.org.uk
Saturday 10 May Wednesday 2 July
Organised by the Friends of the City Churches, these walks have become a favourite annual fixture in the City's calendar. Each walk features up to three churches in which detailed tours are given while the walks between the churches are led by members of the City of London Guide Lecturers' Association. All in all, over 40 City churches are featured, the majority build by Wren.
Gladwell & Co
68 Queen Victoria Street EC4N 4SJ
P 020 7248 3824
Goldsmiths' Fair
Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN
P 020 7606 7010
First week in October Monday to Friday 11am - 7pm Saturday to Sunday 10am - 6pm See the website for other events.
Goldsmiths' annual selling exhibition of jewellery and silverware by leading designer-makers, focusses solely on works in precious metals. The public are not only invited to view and buy the distinctive and original items on offer, but also meet the designers themselves.
Goldsmiths' Hall
Foster Lane, EC2V 6BN
P 020 7606 7010
E promotion@thegoldsmiths.co.uk
Times vary depending on exhibition
The Hall is the third on this site, the Goldsmiths' Company being located here since 1339. Little is known of the first Hall but the second was erected in 1634-6 and restored after the Great Fire of 1666. It lasted for almost two centuries but was eventually demolished in the late 1820s.
Goldsmiths' Spring and Summer Exhibition
Goldsmiths Hall
P 020 7606 7010
Spring 30 March to 25 April Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm (not public holidays) Summer 29 May to 11 July
  Admission free
The Goldsmiths' popular annual exhibition showcases the work of an esteemed Goldsmith or jewellery designer. The splendour of Goldmsiths' Hall is worth a visit alone but the summer exhibition provides a great incentive to go with the added bonus of seeing some beautiful exhibits by some of the world's finest designers in precious metals.
May to September: Daily 10am - 5pm October to April Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Can be closed on special events
The imposing medieval Great Hall at Guildhall is the third largest civic hall in England, where royalty and state visitors have been entertained down the centuries. It has been the setting for famous state trials, including that of Lady Jane Grey in 1553. Its stained glass windows cast light onto several monuments to national heroes including Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill. Beneath Guildhall lies one of the largest medieval crypts in London.
P 020 7606 3030
May to September:Daily 10am - 5pm October to April Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Can be closed on special events
The imposing medieval Great Hall at Guildhall is the third largest civic hall in England, where royalty and state visitors have been entertained down the centuries. It has been the setting for famous state trials, including that of Lady Jane Grey in 1553. Its stained glass windows cast light onto several monuments to national heroes including Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill. Beneath Guildhall lies one of the largest medieval crypts in London.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE
P 020 7332 3700
E guildhall.artgallery@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pmSunday 12pm - 4pm
The Guildhall Art Gallery is a tranquil place to re-acquaint yourself with some of this country's best-loved pictures and discover some new ones. Located in the heart of the City next to the medieval Guildhall, the gallery houses well-known Victorian paintings and sculpture and fascinating London subjects, past and present. The gallery's collection spans 400 years and ranges from portraits of kings and queens to the work of contemporary London artists. John Singleton Copley's enormous painting, The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar (also known as The Siege of Gibraltar), is one of the largest in the country and spans two floors of the gallery. A changing selection of works by Sir Matthew Smith can also always be found on display.
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DT
P 020 7628 2571
E info@gsmd.ac.uk
See the website for upcoming performances.
The world-renowned Guildhall School holds seven annual sell-out theatrical runs and at least ten performances of their ever-popular musical production each July. In addition to being one of the world's leading music conservatoires, the School is pre-eminent in the professional training of actors and stage technicians.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DT
P 020 7628 2571
E music@gsmd.ac.uk
For full programme information, visit the School's website.
There are concerts on every day of the week during term-time, often at both lunchtime and in the early evening. Many of these are free. Highlights include the very popular and annual musical production and, of course, any of the operas.
Hiscox Art Projects
1 Great St Helen's London EC3A 6HX
P 020 7448 6000
E art.projects@hiscox.com
Monday to Friday 7am - 5.30pm
February 2003 heralded the official launch of Hiscox Art Projects – a public exhibition of contemporary art in the centre of the City of London. Hiscox's aim is to make exciting contemporary collections and exhibitions readily accessible to those living and working in the City, as well as the wider art community.
Leadenhall Market
Gracechurch Street, London, EC3
P 020 7929 0929
Public areas normally open 24 hours. Contact the shops for opening times.
The historic covered market in one of the City's most attractive leisure areas and an important shopping location for City residents and workers. The existing structure, erected in 1881, houses a combination of fashion and specialist shops, restaurants and wine bars. On Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes (from 11am), the market's cobbled streets are filled with stalls selling a range of goods from art to delicacies from around the world.
London Latin Music Festival
The Barbican
P 020 7638 8891
E music@barbican.org.uk
14 to 28 April
La Linea: The London Latin Music Festival returns to the Barbican with four artists making their UK debuts, a special focus on Catalan music and the world premiere of Spanish Bombs: Tropical Tribute to The Clash.
London Marathon
P 020 7902 0200
Saturday, 26 April
Every April the London Marathon brings with it a carnival atmosphere as crowds line the streets to cheer on the fit and the unfit as they run 26 miles from Blackheath to St James' Park. One of the route's most iconic moments takes place in the City of London as the throngs of runners pass over Tower Bridge; this is a popular viewing spot though, so arrive early. After crossing the bridge, the route travels to Canary Wharf before coming back through the City along Byward Street, Upper Thames Street and Lower Thames Street.

See the London Marathon website for further details of the route and for times.
Mansion House
Bank, EC4N 8BH
Guided tours onlyTuesday 2pm
Mansion House is unique as the only purpose-built home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, providing living and working space for him and his household as well as room for large ceremonial events and banquets. The building of Mansion House was first considered after the Great Fire in 1666, but the first stone was not laid until 1739.
Monument Street, EC3R 8AH
Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm(Last admission 5pm)
Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke and constructed of Portland stone in 1671-7, the simple Doric column is topped by a flaming urn of copper symbolising the Great Fire. Climb the spiral staircase of 311 steps to the balcony at the top and you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the city in all directions, as well as a certificate of achievement.
Mostly Mozart
The Barbican
P 020 7638 8891
E music@barbican.org.uk
June to July, various times through the festival period. See web for details.
Launched in 2002, the UK Mostly Mozart Festival takes a fresh look at the undiputed master of classical music and features concerts, films, talks, fireworks and a family festival. Performances be leading soloists, orchestras and visiting opera companies provide a celebration of the world's most popular composer over four weeks.
Museum of London
150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
P 0870 444 3850
E info@museumoflondon.org.uk
Daily 10am - 6pm
The Museum of London is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, transforming the way it tells London’s history from 1666 to the present day. The new modern London galleries will open in early 2010 but until then visitors can still enjoy prehistoric, Roman and medieval London, as well as events and exhibitions for all ages including London’s Burning, a special exhibition which explores the Great Fire of London.
Open Garden Squares Weekend
Various locations across London
13 to14 June 2009
Discover a whole new side to the capital in this weekend that celebrates the many beautiful, sometimes secret, gardens of London. A programme of special tours of a number of gardens that are not usually open to the public, as well as those that are.
Open House Festival
Various locations around the city Open House, 44-46 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4HH
P 020 3006 7008
E admin@openhouse.org.uk
Mid September at various times throughout.
The Open house London Weekend is a unique initiative organised each September to provide public access, completely free of charge, to all types of buildings, public and private, across the capital. Some 360,000 visits are made each year and are operated on a strictly first come, first serve basis. For the more popular buildings, this can mean long queues, although for some private houses where numbers are very limited (such as Mansion House) an advance booking facility is operated.
Royal Exhange
Bank, London, EC3V 3LR
P 020 7623 3857
Shops 10am - 6pm Restaurants and bars 8am - 11pm
One of Britain's best known historical buildings and home to some of the world's most sought-after luxury brands, the Royal Exchange houses an array of bespoke jewellers and designer labels. Distinguished names including Gucci, Hermes and Tiffany & Co can all be found here, these combined with its unique heritage – The Royal Exchange was build in 1565 – and superior dining, make the visit like a trip back in time, when elegance, personalised services and culture were effortlessly offered.
Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT
P 020 7902 1400
E info@shakespearesglobe.com
14 February to 22 April Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm 23 April to 10 October Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm (8pm on performance days) Sunday 10am - 5pm (7pm on performance days)
The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599. The annual theatre season runs from April – October with productions of the work of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and new writers. Throughout the year Globe Education offers family activities, courses, lectures and staged readings while Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition and Theatre Tour is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the life of Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition
21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT
P 020 7902 1500
E info@shakespearesglobe.com
October to April Daily 10am - 5pm Closed 24, 25 December Exhibition Daily 9am - 12pm, 12.30pm - 5pm May to September At the nearby Rose Theatre
Provides an engaging and informed introduction to the theatre of Shakespeare's time and the London in which he lived and worked. Located in the vast UnderGlobe beneath the theatre, every aspect of Shakespeare's work is brought imaginatively to life using a combination of modern technology and traditional crafts.
St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe
Queen Victoria Street, EC4 5DE
P 020 7329 3632
E administrator@standrewbythewardrobe.co.uk
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
  Sunday 10am (St Gregorias) Tuesday, Wednesday 12.35pm (Holy Communion) Thursday 6.30pm (Sunday service) Thursday 7.15pm Lecture
St Anne St Agnes (Lutheran)
Gresham Street, EC2V 7BX
P 020 7606 4986
E info@StAnnesLutheranChurch.org
Lunchtime Recitals Monday to Friday 1.10pm
  Sunday 11am and 6pm (English) 1st Sunday 2pm (Swahili) Sunday 3pm (Amharic) at St Vedast
St Benet Paul's Wharf (Welsh)
Queen Victoria Street EC4V 4ER
P 020 7606 8330
St Botolph without Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street, EC1A 4EU
P 020 7606 0684
E mail@stbotolphsaldersgate.org.uk
  Tuesday 1 to 1.30pm
St Botolph without Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate, EC2M 3TL
P 020 7588 338
E church@botolph.org.uk
Monday to Friday 8am -5pm
  Services every day Wednesday 1.10pm Thursday 12.10pm (See website for more information)
St Clement Eastcheap
Clement’s Lane, EC4N 7AE
St Edmund the King and Martyr
Lombard Street, EC3V 9AN
P 020 7621 1391
E info@spiritualitycentre.org
Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm
  Used as a spiritual centre and bookshop.
St Giles-without-Cripplegate
4 the Postern, Wood Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8BJ
P 020 7638 1997
E admin@stgilescripplegate.com
Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm
  Sunday 8am (Holy Communion) 10am (Parish Eucharist) 4pm (Eveningsong) 1st Sunday 11.30am (Family Service) Monday to Thursday 8.30am (Morning prayer)
St James Garlickhythe
Garlick Hill, EC4V 2AL
P 020 7236 1719
E info@stjamesgarlickhythe.org.uk
Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4pm
  Sunday 10.30am (Sung Eucharist) (See website for other times) Wednesday 1.15pm (Holy Communion)
St Katharine Cree
Leadenhall Street, EC3A 3DH
P 020 7283 5733
Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4pm
  Wednesday 1.05 pm (Sung Eucharist) Sunday 10am (Marthoma Liturgy)
St Lawrence Jewry
Gresham Street , EC2V 5AA
P 020 7600 9478
Monday to Thursday 8am - 1pm
  1st Sunday 9.15am (Holy Communion) Tuesday 8.30pm (Holy Communion) Friday 1.15pm - 1.45pm (Holy Communion) Monday 1pm (Piano Recital) Tuesday 1pm (Organ Recital)
St Margaret Lothbury
Lothbury Street, EC2R 7HH
P 020 7726 4878
E the.rector@stml.org.uk
Monday to Friday 7am to 5.15pm
  Tuesday 1.10pm -1.40pm (Holy Communion) Wednesday 12.50pm -2pm (informal worship and teaching) Thursday 1.10pm to 2pm (Organ Recital) (See website for more details)
St Martin-within-Ludgate
40 Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7DE
P 020 7248 6054
Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm
  Monday 11am Thursday 1.15pm (See website for special events)
St Mary Abchurch
Abchurch Lane
P 020 7626 0306
Monday to Friday 10.30am - 2pm
St Mary Aldermary
Watling Street, EC4M 9BW
P 020 7248 9902
E jm014t1045@blueyonder.co.uk
Monday to Friday 11am-3pm
  Monday, Thursday 1.05pm
St Mary Le Bow
Cheapside, EC2V 6AU
P 020 7248 5139
E NickCressey@stmarylebow.org.uk
Monday to Wednesday 7am - 6pm Thursday 7am - 6.30pm Friday 7am -4pm
  Services are held everyday, please see website for more details, as well as special services, lectures and recitals.
St Mary Woolnoth
Lombard Street, EC3V 9AN
P 020 7626 9701
E admin@marywoolnoth.org
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
  Tuesday 1.10pm (Eucharist) Friday 8am (Mass Eucharist, BCP) Feast Days (As announced)
St Mary-at-Hill
Eastcheap, EC3R 8EE
P 020 7626 4184
E stmaryathill@yahoo.co.uk
  Wednesday 1pm - 1.35pm (Holy Communion) (See website for special services and lunchtime recitals)
St Michael
St. Michael's Alley, Cornhill, EC3V 9DS
P 020 7248 3826
E citychurches@pmullen.freeserve.co.uk
  Sunday 11am (Eucharist) Monday 1pm (Organ Recital) Wednesday 1.10pm - 1.35pm (Holy Communion) Friday 1.10 (Holy Communion, Said) (See Website for more times)
St Michael Paternoster Royal
College Hill, EC4R 2RL
P 020 7248 5202
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
  Monday to Friday 9am Wednesday 9am (Holy Communion)
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Church Yard, EC4M 8AD
P 020 7246 8357
E visits@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 4pmGalleries 9.30 - 4.15pm
  Daily services: Mattins 07.30am Holy Communion 08.00am and 12.30pm Choral Evensong 5pm Sunday Services: 08am (Holy Communion) 10.15am (Mattins) 11.30am (Sung Eucharist) 3.15am (Evensong) 6pm (Evening Service)
St Peter-upon-Cornhill
Cornhill, London, EC3V 3PD
P 020 7283 2231
St Stephen Walbrook
39 Walbrook, EC4N 8BN
P 020 7626 9000
E martin@ststephenwalbrook.net
  (See website for dates and times of services and recitals)
St Vedast alias Foster
4 Foster Lane, EC2V 6HH
P 020 7606 3998
E administrator@vedast.org.uk
Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG
P 020 7887 8888
E visiting.modern@tate.org.uk
Sunday to Thursday 10am - 6pm Last entry to exhibitions 5.15pm Friday to Saturday 10am - 10pm Last entry to exhibitions 9.15pm
Located on the south side of Millennium Bridge, Tate Moden is a landmark on London's South Bank. This world-famous building is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day alongside international modern art. The other three galleries are Tate Britain, also in London, Tate Liverpool, in the north-west, and Tate St Ives, in Cornwall, in the south-west. The entire Tate Collection is available online.
Temple Bar
Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX
Open 24 hours. No public access to interior.
Temple Bar was one of the eight original City gateways. While the others were demolished before the end of the 18th century, Temple Bar remained standing until 1878, when it became too expensive to maintain and the cause of traffic congestion. The City of London dismantled it, labelling each stone and placing them in storage until a suitable site could be found to re-erect it. In 1880, Sir Henry Meux bought the stones and rebuilt the Bar as a gateway to his park and mansion at Theobalds Park (near Cheshunt). In 2001, the City of London agreed to fund its return to the City and with donations from several livery companies and the Temple Bar Trust, the Bar was re-erected as the pedestrian gateway to Paternoster Square and opened in November 2004.
The Dutch Church
7 Austin Friars Lane, EC2N 2HA
P 020 7588 1684
E info@dutchchurch.org.uk
Sundays and certain days of the week.
  (See website for service details)
The Pit
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
P 020 7638 4141
E theatre@barbican.org.uk
Monday to Saturday 9am - 11pm Sunday (incl. public holidays) 12pm - 11pm
The smaller of the Barbican's two theatres, the Pit is an intimate performance space. The Barbican's acclaimed BITE (Barbican International Theatre Events) programme of theatre, dance and music theatre is presented throughout the year alongside events and seasons by internationally-renowned companies. So new is the work, that is hovers over the edges of classification – marrying dance, theatre and music in unexpected ways and pushing out the boundaries. Often stirring, sometimes funny, always innovative – this is theatre at its best.
The Standard Chartered Great City Race
P 020 7902 0200/0210
E cityrace@london-marathon.co.uk
Thursday, 16 July 7.15pm
  Race passes through the City and finishes on City Road
Run by the London Marathon team, the Standard Chartered Great City Race is open to all employees of UK companies and businesses. Some 2000 plus runners of all abilities complete the five-kilometre course each year, each paying an entrance fee that goes directly to charity. Find out how to participate or where to watch the race by logging on to the website.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Tower Bridge, SE1 2UP
P 020 7403 3761
E enquiries@towerbridge.org.uk
April to September: Daily 10am - 5.30pm October to March: Daily 9.30am - 5pm
Offering spectacular views of London from the bridge's high-level walkways, the Tower Bridge Exhibition allows visitors to discover more about one of the most famous bridges in the world. Learn about how and why the bridge was built from the interactive displays and films, then visit the beautifully maintained Engine Rooms, which house the Victorian steam engines that used to power the bridge lifts. Pumping engines, boilers and accumulators still gleam magnificently in their original settings, and working models allow you to explore some of the engineering principles applied in the bridge. Visitors can also experience a virtual bridge lift, providing a unique view of the bridge raising.
Tower of London
P 0870 756 6060
E visitorservices_tol@hrp.org.uk
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The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, and one of Britain’s most visited historic sites. Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, there are many fascinating stories to be told about the Tower. The building is a powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest and has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury, a medieval fortress, a prison, the Royal Mint and, of course, as home to the Crown Jewels. For a few years in the 1830s, it even housed a zoo!

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