Join the Lady Mayoress of the City of London around Mansion House, the Lord Mayor’s official residence, in this virtual behind the scenes tour to raise money for charity.
The Grade I listed building was built between the years of 1739 and 1752, in the Palladian style by the surveyor and architect George Dance the Elder, and is usually only open for official functions and meetings.
This special tour will take viewers into the hidden rooms and secret spaces that are never usually seen by the public. Enter through the six columned façade, see beautiful artwork, walk the Long Parlour, explore the stunning Egyptian Hall used for dances and dinners throughout the year, see silverware in the Vaults, and see bedrooms that royalty and dignitaries from Nelson Mandela to Queen Elizabeth II have stayed in .
“Mansion House is a very special building, not only because The Lord Mayor and I spend lots of time here, but because it is so beautiful. I’m delighted to be showing people around virtually, and raising money for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and their partner charities in the process,” said Hilary Russell, The Lady Mayoress.
Those wishing to see the tour are asked to donate £20 to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, and will be sent the video link to watch the tour in their own time. You can sign up here – https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/931/exclusive-virtual-tour-of-mansion-house/
It is all part of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s City Giving Day, which this year takes place on Tuesday 22 September 2020. City workers are asked to celebrate their firms’ community and volunteering initiatives this year by taking part in online and offline activities as part of the day.
Every year The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and its supporters celebrate the value of the City to society and shows how businesses can make a difference. It champions activities – whether corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, or volunteering initiatives – that companies undertake as part of their commitment to supporting charity, society, the community and the environment in which they work.
The event shows a side to the businesses and firms that is community focused and concentrates on bringing about real impact. It’s part of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s multi-year strategy “A Better City for All”. Focused on four key pillars, the strategy aims to create a City that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, with the objective of helping 1 million people thrive.