Horizon 22, https://horizon22.co.uk/, Europe’s highest free public viewing gallery, located on level 58 of 22 Bishopsgate is scheduled to open to the public formally in late September. The building owners would like to invite City residents, exclusively, to visit in advance of formal opening. These visits are scheduled to take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. There are four timeslots available each day:
|Saturday 16th September||10:00 -11:00||11:30 -12:30||13:00 – 14:00||14:30 -15:30|
|Sunday 17th September||10:00 -11:00||11:30 -12:30||13:00 – 14:00||14:30 -15:30|
These exclusive tickets for the local residents only are now available to book here: https://tickets.horizon22.co.uk/events/f3ba0130-e711-c90c-2000-d58dca11c056
Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis with a maximum of nine people per booking.
Please be aware that ID of the ticket holder and any lead booker (and proof of residential address) will need to be shown on arrival and tickets are not transferrable. Last entry for your slot will be 30 minutes before closing of the slot.
Horizon 22 will be the highest free viewing gallery in Europe, and the second highest overall, at 254 metres or 833 ft above ground. Offering a completely new perspective of London’s sprawling capital, visitors will enjoy unique views of London’s most iconic landmarks including the ‘Cheesegrater’, ‘Walkie Talkie’ ‘Gherkin’, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, as well as across the River Thames to the Shard.
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The City Corporation is consulting on five equality, diversity and inclusion objectives, which outline its approach to making the City a fairer, more diverse place.
It aims to provide aspirational leadership, enable career progression opportunities for all, create a community-based approach to service delivery and promote socio-economic diversity.
Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in the City’s work, and attracting and retaining the widest possible pool of global talent is vital to ensure the City remains competitive, productive and innovative.
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Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli has always claimed he can name his predecessors back to 1278, if you put a list in front of him.
Now you can do this party trick too!
The City of London Corporation invites you to a Panel Discussion and Networking Breakfast Reception to mark Mental Health Awareness Week
Wednesday, 17 May 2023 from 8.00 am – 10.00 am
Guildhall, London EC2V 7HH
Mental Health Awareness Week is an ideal time for us all to think about mental health, tackle stigma, and find out how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing and protects our mental well-being. This year’s theme is anxiety – a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
The discussion will aim to increase people’s awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem and what options are available to those who need further help. Guests will hear from speakers about their professional experiences with an opportunity to ask questions during the session.
Anastasia Vinnikova, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, City Mental Health Alliance
– Ria Bernard, Chief Executive, Action for Stammering Children
– Andrew Horobin, Deputy Borough Director for Adult Mental Health Services in Hackney
and the City of London, East London NHS Foundation Trust
– Lea Milligan, Chief Executive Officer, MQ Mental Health Research
8.00 am – Breakfast refreshments
8.30 am – Panel discussion commences followed by Q&A
9.15 am – Networking
10.00 am – Event concludes
If you would like to attend, please contact:
City Events and Protocol Team, City Remembrancer’s Office
0207 332 3200
The following text is from a project completed by the former Clerk of the House of Commons, Sir David Natzler. He was engaged to identify tripoints, the points within the City of London at which any three of the City’s wards intersect. Here are his paragraphs about Broad Street Ward:
“24. Bishopsgate/Broad Street/Cornhill: where Wormwood Street running west along the line of the wall becomes London Wall, crossing Old Broad Street. On the south side Deutsche Bank occupies the 10 storey French limestone- faced No 75 London Wall, once known as Winchester House: the bankers can relax at the Be At One cocktail bar opposite. On the north east beyond No 55 are the churchyard and garden and netball court of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, the church where Keats was baptised and the Bishopsgate ward church; and a truly remarkable Victorian Turkish-style bath house. On the north west is the neglected brickwork of All Hallows Church on the Wall, a plain Classical building of 1767 completed by George Dance. It has long been a source of good works. The 19th century hymnodist Samuel John Stone ended his career as rector here: earlier he had written Lyra Fidelium, including the “Church’s One Foundation”. Another remarkable rector was Montague Fowler, who made All Hallows a refuge for the poorly paid city workers who came in early to benefit from the cheap fares. It is now run as a community church by the evangelical network City Gates. It is a reminder of the strong tradition of social service from some City churches, even when they are neither beautiful nor readily accessible to visitors.
“25. Bishopsgate/Broad Street/ Coleman: the point where Liverpool Street comes past the railway terminus for East Anglia and boats for the Low Countries to meet Blomfield Street, opposite Broad Street Place at 31-37. Here is now the giant portal for the Elizabeth Line station. The old buildings at 1-14 Liverpool Street have been demolished to be replaced by a new office building One Liverpool Street developed by Aviva and TfL. On Broad Street Place is a plaque to St Mary Moorfields, a church built in 1820 and serving as the pro-Cathedral of the Roman Catholic church from 1850 to 1870. It was demolished in the 1890s. Blomfield Street is the line of the Walbrook stream dividing the City: the Walbrook skulls from Roman or Celtic times were found here in the waterway. To the west of Blomfield Street is the amazing Finsbury Circus, now alas without its bowling green but still the largest open space in the City, and a rare example of restraint in the intensive development of the city in the 19th century.
“26. Broad/Cornhill/Walbrook: the tripoint is where Throgmorton Street, with some well- preserved Victorian buildings, one numbered in its stonework XXVI which the Post Office would not like, enters Old Broad Street. Behind the buildings in the north west angle along Austin Friars Lane is the church of Austin Friars, rebuilt after the war, and originally the centre of the Augustinian Friars settlement, founded in the 13th century. It has been used since the Reformation by foreign Protestants and is still the Dutch Church, the oldest Dutch language church in the world. On the Old Broad Street front was the church of St Peters le Poer, just outside the monastic precinct, demolished in 1907 and transferred to Friern Barnet. Drapers Hall on the north side of Throgmorton Street occupies the site of a mansion on former Augustinian land once occupied by Thomas Cromwell; the London Stock Exchange was opposite Drapers Hall in 125 Old Broad Street in the Stock Exchange Tower until it moved out in 2004. Adam’s Court on the east side, which runs through to Threadneedle Street, is named after a Draper Lord Mayor from the troubled times of 1645. Here too is a splendid tripoint marker, a non-functioning light blue City police telephone, in a slightly better state than the modern black-painted New World telephone box down the Road past the City of London Club at No 19.
“27. Broad/Coleman Street/Walbrook: this is an oddity as the boundary line dividing Broad Street and Coleman Street wards runs – and has long run – northwards straight through the middle of the church of St Margaret Lothbury; there are ward badges on the church and each ward has its noticeboard here. All that is missing is a neat boundary line up the brickwork. The tower is in Coleman Street ward. The boundary is the Walbrook which ran and presumably still runs in a culvert underneath the church. Stow in his 1598 account of London divided the wards into those east and west of the Walbrook, reflecting a division that goes back many centuries: Ludgate Hill against Cornhill. St Margaret Lothbury is an archetype of a well-loved City church, with fitments from St Christopher le Stocks nearby, which was removed to create the modern Bank of England building, sword rests loaded with livery badges, and so on. To its east at 7 Lothbury is a splendid City Venetian Gothic mini-palace built in 1866, now converted into private flats. To the south is where the gold used to enter the Bank of England, and presumably leave it.”
Celebrating the best in business, The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards 2023 are now open for entry. The Awards recognise the extraordinary efforts that businesses like yours are making to achieve positive impact for their communities and wider society.
Hosted by The Lord Mayor, these prestigious Awards are open to businesses of all sizes and are free to enter.
How to enter
Applications are open from Monday 3 April until Friday 2 June. Categories range from the Social Impact Award, to this year’s Lord Mayor’s Award for Leadership in Financial Literacy, the Inclusive Employment Award and more.
Here’s your guide to entering:
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MINUTES OF THE WARDMOTE
HELD AT NOON ON TUESDAY 21st MARCH 2023
AT THE DUTCH CHURCH, AUSTIN FRIARS
We are delighted to welcome a new business to Broad Street Ward – here is their story…
The inner sanctum of Austin Friars is, of course, one of the delights of Broad Street Ward. As you enter this wonderful space, you relish the opportunity to ‘detach’ from the City bustle and enjoy its special features. Now, at No.14 on the 1st floor above the Soho Cafe, there’s a new one – CAP City Dental.
This well-established dental practice has been a proud resident of the City for over two decades, earning a fine reputation for the quality of its General and Aesthetic Dentistry. Last October, CAP City Dental relocated from Cannon Street to Austin Friars after successfully installing a splendid new interior while keeping to the design requirements of a listed building.
“We absolutely love being here” explains Dr George Druttman, owner and Principal Dentist. “It’s so quiet, calming and clean … no traffic noise save for the church bells and no pollution. Quite a few of our patients have anxieties about their dental visits, but after they come we see how soon they relax. Of course it also helps that we’re one of the few dental practices to offer ‘relaxing gas’ (Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen sedation), which is completely safe.”
For many who work in the City, having a good dental practice nearby is very convenient and attractive. In most cases they only need to take an hour’s break. CAP does its utmost to accommodate patients within convenient time slots – and to be available in times of emergency (for example if there’s a front tooth problem just before a presentation).
General Dentistry is all about keeping teeth healthy and functioning well. Aesthetic Dentistry is about improving the attractiveness of the smile – which is certainly a consideration in the City. Aesthetic physical appearance is important – especially our teeth, which we can’t really hide.
Teeth may be chipped, discoloured, misshapen, or even missing. In every case, the wonders of modern dentistry can be quickly applied to correct damage or even improve on Nature. Cap City Dental’s focus on healthy and aesthetic restorative dentistry has helped countless patients to rediscover their lost smiles or create smiles they love.
Six monthly check-up and dental hygiene sessions are emphasised as the best way to keep teeth and gums in good health, prevent expensive dental restoration and ultimately keep dental costs down.
A new initiative now available is the Dental for Corporates Deal, offered to employers at no cost or fuss to themselves. They simply include our Dental Care within their Corporate Wellness Package for staff. CAP then gives all company employees and their families 10% off on all treatments. It’s simple and immediate, with no need to submit forms and is applicable irrespective of dental insurance.
“We’re happy to bring an added sparkle both to Austin Friars and to the many people who work around Broad Street Ward. We look forward to an excellent relationship in both directions.” says George with a smile.
For corporate dental benefits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information about CAP City Dental team or should you wish to book an appointment, please visit www.capcitydental.co.uk, call 020 7621 0600 or email email@example.com .
Our address: CAP City Dental, 14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE
To support vital relief efforts on the ground, the City Corporation has made a donation of £50,000 from its International Disasters Fund to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal launched today by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). To donate to the appeal visit the DEC website.