The Medieval Gallery at the Museum of London is a popular space for intimate dinners with up to 30 guests able to enjoy a unique dining experience surrounded by numerous artefacts that help tell the story of London through the middle ages. The gallery covers a period of around 1,000 years and takes in the growth and expansion of London from the Anglo-Saxon settlement to the reign of the Tudors in the 1500s and the dissolution of the monasteries.
This was a time when London merchants and craftsmen consolidated their position as privileged citizens and due to the range of trades displayed in the gallery many clients choose this space for their event as they feel an affinity between their business and the gallery. To make intimate dinners in the Medieval Gallery even more special, we can offer clients the use of objects from the collection for their table centrepieces. These table curiosities can help reinforce the theme of the event and are a great conversation starter between guests!
During an event in the Medieval Gallery, guests can explore the many different objects in the collection, which includes four statues, known as the four Virtues.
These statues are from the front of the medieval Guildhall’s decorated porch, which was designed by John Croxtone. The Virtues are Temperance, Fortitude, Justice and Prudence – although there is debate about which figure is which. The porch at the Guildhall was demolished in 1788 and the four statues were taken down and eventually sold.