The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation. Within the City, the Lord Mayor is accorded precedence over all individuals except the sovereign and retains various traditional powers, rights and privileges, including the title and style The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation.Different to Mayor of London.
Bow Bells are the bells of the church of St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London. To be 'born within the sound of Bow Bells' is the traditional definition of a Cockney. These days anyone with a London accent is likely to be called a Cockney. To some ears this extends to anyone who comes from the South East of England.
Guildhall has been the City powerhouse since the twelfth century. In an era when the Lord Mayor of London rivalled the monarch for influence and prestige, this was where he and the ruling merchant class held court, fine-tuned the laws and trading regulations that helped create London’s wealth. Today, 800 years on, Guildhall is still home of the City of London Corporation.
Mansion House was built between 1739 and 1753 by George Dance the Elder -- and serves as the official home of the Lord Mayor of London. ANOTHER fun fact: did you know that Mansion House Street is one of London's SHORTEST?
Forty Hall, Enfield. Forty Hall was built for Sir Nicholas Rainton (1569-1646). The house was completed in 1632/3 when Sir Nicholas and his family moved in. Sir Nicholas was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1832 and was knighted in 1633. In 1634 he was made President of St Bartholomew's Hospital, which position he held until his death at Forty Hall in 1646. In 1640 he refused to lend money to Charles I and also refused to supply details of the wealth of his associates when requested to do so…