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Fishmongers' Hall, London

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Fishmongers' Hall is a Grade II* listed building adjacent to London Bridge, London. It is the headquarters of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, one of the livery companies of the City of London.

The Company's hall in the City of London is known as Fishmongers' Hall (sometimes shortened in common parlance to Fish Hall); its earliest recorded hall was built in 1310. A new hall, on the present site, was bequeathed to the Company in 1434. Together with 43 other Livery halls, this one was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and a replacement hall designed by the architect Edward Jerman opened in 1671. This hall by Jerman was demolished to facilitate the construction of the new London Bridge in 1827. The Fishmongers' next hall was designed by Henry Roberts (although his assistant, later the celebrated Sir Gilbert Scott, made the drawings) and built by William Cubitt & Company, opening in 1834. After severe bomb damage during the Blitz, Fishmongers' Hall was restored by Austen Hall (of Whinney, Son & Austen Hall) and reopened in 1951.

Fishmongers' Hall contains many treasures including the 1955 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni, an impressive collection of 17th- and 18th-century silver, a priceless embroidered 15th-century funeral pall, two portraits by George Romney and river scenes painted by Samuel Scott. They also hold a dagger that at one time was popularly believed to have been used by Lord Mayor Walworth to kill Wat Tyler in 1381, and was said to have been given to the City armoury by the king. However, there was no foundation to this legend, as the weapon was in the armoury long beforehand where it was used to represent the sword of St Paul.
The Hall is situated in Bridge Ward on London Bridge.
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  • We were very lucky and indeed blessed, to have this venue on our itinerary . This is an exceptional venue for our dining event. Spectacular architecture and we had an amazing meal. All our guests...  more »
  • What a room for a dinner. Great British sparkling wine reception followed an excellent dinner with great wines. Very good service. Well done for the great organisation with c 200 of us.  more »

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