City of London Website Posts

  • 2024 Vintners’ Company Procession
    2024 annual Vintners’ company procession, led by a sweeper, to St James Garlickhythe church following the installation of the new Master.
  • Dr Johnson’s House
    Dr Johnson wrote the first dictionary after others had attempted the task. The dictionary he produced was the most scholarly.
  • City of London Skyline in Infrared
    The City of London skyline, and Walkie Talkie Building, look very striking when the picture is taken on a black and white infrared camera.
  • Walking With The Snowman in London
    City of London Christmas 2023 temporary sculpture trail featuring Raymond Biggs’ “Snowman” decorated as “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
  • 2023 Smithfield Meat Market Christmas Sale
    For the first time since the pandemic, G. Lawrence Meat Company ran the Christmas Meat Sale at Smithfield Meat Market in the City of London on Saturday 23rd December.
  • Goldsmiths’ Hall
    One of the City of London’s many livery halls, Goldsmiths’ Hall is home to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
  • City of London Churches 360 Virtual Tours
    The City of London, the Square Mile, is packed full of churches which hint at how many people lived in the City hundreds of years ago, as against the business district it is today....
  • Horizon 22 Observation Platform, City of London
    The Horizon 22 observation platform at 22 Bishopsgate is the newest and highest in London, located on the 58th Floor. The best bit – it’s free to visit. It is so high up, it...
  • Zipwire Across The City of London Skyline
    The London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge has rigged a zipwire from The Cheesegrater to The Gherkin in the City of London. These pictures were taken from 1.2 miles away in Bermondsey on 09-Sep-2023.
  • Trinity House Vessel Galatea Sails Up The Thames
    Trinity House Vessel Galatea Sails Up The Thames on 03-Sep-2023 and passes through Tower Bridge to visit London.
  • The Lookout, 8 Bishopsgate
    New for 2023, The Lookout in the City of London offers stunning views from the 50th floor across a huge segment of the London skyline.
  • Coronation: Red, White & Blue London Buildings
    To mark the Coronation of King Charles II, London buildings were specially lit in red, white and blue for the Coronation weekend.
  • The Old Bailey
    The Old Bailey, located in the City of London on the site of Newgate prison has hosted many famous criminal trials in its history.
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral Triforium Tour
    The many visitors to St. Paul’s cathedral marvel at the dome, most climb to the top, but far fewer visit the less well known Triforium.
  • Different Photo Angles At St. Paul’s Cathedral
    St. Paul’s cathedral has been photographed from every possible angle, but some are less photographed than others.
  • A Royal Proclamation at The Royal Exchange
    The reading, in the City of London, of the Royal Proclamation confirmed Charles III as King on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Trinity House
    Trinity House, on Tower Hill, is home to the Corporation of Trinity House. Amongst other things, they have controlled the lighthouses, licensed ship’s pilots and maintained navigation marks in England since 1514. They are...
  • Tower of London Church Battle
    The triennial (every three years) battle between the Tower of London and the church of All Hallows by the Tower during the Beating of the Bounds.
  • Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
    Photographs of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths in the City of London, now a Scheduled Monument that you can visit on pre-booked tours.
  • Tower Bridge
    Not to be confused with London Bridge, Tower Bridge still lifts hundreds of times every year to allow river traffic to pass.
  • 2022 Firefighter’s Memorial Day
    St Florian is the Patron Saint of Firefighters and so his Feast Day of 4th May is marked as Firefighters’ Memorial Day. Firefighters Memorial is close to St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • The Mansion House
    The Mansion House is home to the Lord Mayor of the City of London for their one year in office, and you can book tours to visit it.
  • Working Shire Horses On London’s Hampstead Heath
    Head Horseman Tom Nixon of Operation Centaur guides shire horses Joey and William dragging a farrow along the cross country running course on Hampstead Heath.
  • 2021 Cart Marking
    One of the City of London’s many ceremonies is “Cart Marking”. Vehicle which are allowed to ply for trade within the City’s walls have a registration number branded using a hot iron on to...
  • Tower Bridge Behind The Scenes Tour
    The Tower Bridge Behind the Scenes Tour takes you into the bascule chambers, a part of the bridge most people don’t see.
  • 2019 The Monument Cibber Sculpture
    The story of the Great Fire of London is told in the sculpture by Cibber at the base of The Monument to the 1666 Great Fire of London. The pictures show the sculpture in...
  • 2019 St. Paul’s Cathedral Blitz Illumination
    To commemorate The WW2 Blitz and the role of the St. Paul’s Fire Watchers, the cathedral’s exterior was used to display their story.
  • 2019 Honourable Artillery Company Museum
  • 2019 Lloyd’s Register
  • 2019 Cardboard Guildhall
    In 2019 the French artist Olivier Grossetête managed a huge team of volunteers to build a replica of the City of London’s Guildhall – in cardboard.
  • 2019 Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta
    Once a year, very early in the morning, there is a chance The Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta will fill the sky with dozens of balloons.
  • Lloyd’s of London
    A tour around Lloyd’s of London, the City of London’s insurance and reinsurance market housed in an iconic building designed by Norman Foster.
  • The Knollys Rose Ceremony
    Each year the church of All Hallows by the Tower hosts the start of the Knollys Rose Ceremony organised by Watermen’s Company. The short version of the story behind the ceremony is someone’s wife...