Mansion House - the workplace of Lord Mayor of London
Mansion House - the workplace of Lord Mayor of London

Mansion House

Open only for guided tours or by appointment
Walbrook, London, Greater London, EC4N 8BH

The basics

The Mansion House's location in the center of the City of London, the financial and geographical heart of the UK capital, means London sightseeing tours often pass by. Walking tours focusing on the City of London typically take travelers to the most famous monuments in the district, including St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Royal Exchange, and Leadenhall Market.

Bus and coach tours tend to cover more ground, combining City of London sights with attractions situated in other parts of the capital, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. Entrance to Mansion House is by guided tour only: tours last for an hour and take place on Tuesdays.

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Things to know before you go

  • Mansion House tickets must be booked in advance.

  • Mansion House has wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

  • The building has an elevator and all floors are wheelchair accessible. However,  some of the artwork is only visible from the stairs.

  • Mansion House tours are not suitable for visitors under 14.

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes in advance of the tour start time to allow for security checks.

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How to get there

Take the Tube (Central, Northern, or Waterloo & City lines) to Bank. Mansion House is just a few steps from the station.

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When to get there

Guided tours of Mansion House take place on Tuesdays and during the annual Open House London event in September. There are no tours in August. If you plan on exploring the surrounding area, be mindful of when you come. You'll find large crowds of suited office workers during the weekday rush hours yet is strangely quiet at weekends.

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The Lord Mayor’s Show

Every year in November, Mansion House serves as the starting point for the Lord Mayor’s Show. The procession, which features floats, bands, and performers— as well as the Lord Mayor in a gold coach—marks the annual inauguration of the new Lord Mayor of London. Spectators crowd the sidewalks along the parade route, while many more watch the spectacle live on television.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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