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Freemason’s Hall in London is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and a meeting place for the Masonic Lodges in the London area. It has been a Masonic meeting place since 1775. The buildings are frequently used as sets for TV and film productions such as Spooks, Poirot and Johnny English.
The site has been in use by the Grand Lodge for over two hundred years when the Hall was dedicated in May 1776. In addition to Masonic events, it became an important venue in London social life for concerts, balls, literary evenings and meetings of learned and charitable societies. There have been three Masonic buildings on the site; with the current incarnation being opened in 1933.
The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies. The Library and Museum of Freemasonry houses one of the finest collections of Masonic material in the world. It is open to the public, Monday to Friday, free of charge.
Completed in 1933 as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War, Freemasons’ Hall is one of the finest art-deco buildings in England, and is now Grade II listed internally and externally. In addition to the Grand Temple (seating 1,700) there are 21 Lodge Rooms, a Library and Museum, Board and Committee Rooms and administrative offices.
The building is fully open to the public and is the perfect setting for a range of events, including product launches, fashion shows, conferences, drinks receptions and dinner dances. Previous events have including parties for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy film premiere, the King Kong film premiere and Monty Python’s Spamalot opening night party. It is a venue with an established and well respected reputation.
Contact details for the Freemason’s Hall tel: +44 20 7831 9811. Alternatively the website has an online enquiry form.
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