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  • The Lord Mayor
    William Russell
    Role and purpose

    The Lord Mayor, Head of the City of London, is an international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services sector

  • How we make decisions
    Court of Common Council
    Governing bodies

    Lord Mayor, Aldermen and members of the Court of Common Council

  • How we make decisions
    Corporate Plan illustration
    Corporate plan

    Our vision, strategic aims and policy priorities for the next four years

  • Budgets and spending
    Statistics and graphs

    Find out about statements, annual audits and summary budget...

  • Law and historic governance
    Old Bailey sign
    Central Criminal Court

    Old Bailey: how to get there, best times to access the public galleries

  • Access to Information
    Opening lock illustration
    Freedom of Information

    Make enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act

  • Law and historic governance
    Fiona Bruce
    Freedom of the City

    One of the oldest traditional ceremonies still in existence today

  • Filming
    Clint Eastwood chair

    Find the perfect location for your shoot in the Square Mile

  • Working with the community
    Grants concept
    Central grants programme

    Find out about projects we fund and whether you are eligible to apply