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Fine building

College of Arms is a fine 17th century building next to the Faraday Building and is connected with... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Nomadman411978
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London, United Kingdom
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Located on Queen Victoria Street below st. Paul's Cathedral. To access this very interesting... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Margaret Mary O
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London, United Kingdom
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3 Nov 2017
“Fine building”
8 Aug 2017
“Duke and Duchess of Cambridge”
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

College of Arms is a fine 17th century building next to the Faraday Building and is connected with all things heraldic, coats of arms and such. At the entrance is a great example of the royal coat of arms.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Located on Queen Victoria Street below st. Paul's Cathedral. To access this very interesting attraction, it's best to travel by bus in either direction & get off at St. Paul's, naturally. Turn down at the side of the Nat. Firefighters' Memorial until you reach Qn...More

Thank Margaret Mary O
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The College of Arms was founded in 1484. It has nothing to do with weapons. It is the official body that regulates the use of coats of arms and other heraldic emblems. The College is housed in a building that replaced its earlier home that...More

1  Thank barklyeast
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What a stunning evening tour of a venerable and romantic institution, enjoyed by a group with a strong interest in heraldry and the Order of the Garter. We arrived promptly at 6.30 for our two-hour tour led by the wise and wizardly Windsor Herald of...More

Thank GeorginaS152
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our church group arranged a very special visit to the College of Arms. Not only was it very educational it was also lots of fun. The Windsor Herald, David Hunt, gave a really interesting talk and showed so many things we we wished we could...More

Thank ArtRamirez
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The College of Arms is housed in a beautiful 1670- era mansion. The daily business of the College is involved with existing and new applications for coats of arms and family history research. There is not much to see if you go as a casual...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I can remember a visit here some years ago with great pleasure. Today's visit will be best forgotten. The person who looked up from her crossword as we walked in did give us information on the paintings around the walls however I expect the crossword...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Perhaps unwisely, we turned up one day at the College of Arms thinking we would be able to have a look round what is obviously a very interesting and historical place. However, it turns out that only one small room, which is also the entrance...More

Thank Victor_Delta
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Just the building is fun but you can go inside to visit the historic hall. Interesting displays, especially the James Bond script annotated with comments by one of the then Heralds, very amusing. The coat of arms on display was very fine too, and some...More

Thank Jg H
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I didn't go into the College or have them figure out my Coat of Arm, but this building was used in the Bond film OHMSS and was the main reason I checked it out. It is a beautiful old building and looks very much the...More

Thank ALBarrie
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