Stationers Hall

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Just off Paternoster Square is the livery hall for the Worshipful Company of Stationers.

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One of the guilds of medieval London, and over 600 years old themselves, the Stationers’ wealth can be seen in their hall.

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Many of the interiors are from the 1680s, but there’s some remarkably restrained Victorian stained glass in the hall, and this superb Rococo court room. The only hit the Stationers’ took in the Blitz was in this room, but the company has the original mounds still and the entire room was recreated in the 1950s. Isn’t it beautiful?

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All photos September 2016, as part of Open House London weekend.

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