St Stephen Walbrook
Just south of Mansion House, St Stephen Walbrook (1679) is considered to be the finest of Wren’s City churches and, as it was his first...
Temple of Mithras
A site not visible at the time of research is the 3rd-century Temple of Mithras. It was first uncovered in the 1950s during the...
The Royal Exchange was founded by Thomas Gresham in 1564, and this imposing, colonnaded building at the juncture of Threadneedle St and...
Jamaica Wine House
Not a wine bar at all, but a historic Victorian pub, the 'Jam Pot' stands on the site of what was London's first coffee house (1652),...
Royal Exchange Grand Café & Bar
This lovely cafe-restaurant sits in the middle of the covered courtyard of the beautiful Royal Exchange building and is a good place to...
Mansion House information
Opposite the Bank of England stands porticoed Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London since 1752. Built by George Dance the Elder, its magnificent interiors, including an impressive art collection and stunning banqueting hall, can be visited on a weekly tour, which leaves from the porch entrance on Walbrook. The 40 tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Check the website for advance closure notices.