The Mansion House – now Grade I-listed – was built between the years of 1739 and 1752, in the Palladian style, by the architect George Dance the Elder. It is home to the Lord Mayor of London. Today, as ever, it remains a potent symbol of the City as a leading international financial and trading centre. The entrance façade has a portico with six Corinthian columns, supporting a pediment with a tympanum sculpture by architect Robert Taylor, in the centre of which is a symbolic figure of the City of London trampling on her enemies. This guided tour visits the Harold Samuel Collection of Dutch and Flemish 17thcentury paintings, comprising 84 works from the Dutch Golden Age, including pieces by Frans Hals and Jan Steen.
Disabled access is available.