Location

Coventry University London is proud to hold its awards ceremony at the historic Guildhall in the City of London.

When entering the Grade-I listed landmark, graduands will find themselves immersed in history and architecture stretching back more than 800 years. Built between 1411 and 1440, Guildhall has been at the heart of City life since the Middle Ages, as the site where the Lord Mayor of the City of London fine-tuned the laws and regulations that established London's wealth.

Eight centuries on, it is still home to the City of London Corporation, the municipal governing body of the historic centre of London.

Over the course of its history, Guildhall has welcomed an array of esteemed guests for lavish celebrations, including the hospitality bestowed on the Prince Regent, Czar of Russia and King of Prussia to mark the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, rousing receptions for Team GB's 2012 Olympians and, most recently, Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

It is also home to the largest surviving medieval crypts in London – which graduands and guests will have the opportunity to visit when having their photographs taken on the day.

Our ceremony will take place in the spectacular Great Hall, which has hosted the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet since 1502. Natural light floods in from lofty stained-glass windows and statues depicting Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill line the walls.

Guildhall is situated on Gresham Street, a five-minute walk from Bank, Mansion House and St Paul’s underground stations and a ten-minute walk from Cannon Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street underground and rail stations.

In the present day, Guildhall remains an awe-inspiring piece of architecture, which will act as a breathtaking backdrop for this day of celebration.

great hall

East Crypt

old library