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City of London Police Museum

Learn about the City of London's policing past, the models that remind us of notorious crimes and join a walking tour to explore modern policing.


The City of London Police Museum is showcasing the Houndsditch Model, made by an officer from the City of London Police for use at the Old Bailey trial of the gang members involved in the so-called Houndsditch murders.

On the night of 16 December 1910 the gang killed three police officers who were on duty and investigating reports of a break in. The Houndsditch Model is an accurate model of the buildings where the gang hid so they could break into a jewellery store, and where the officers lost their lives.

Houndsditch Model
Learn about the City of London’s policing past, through the Houndsditch Model that remembers a notorious murder in 1910 and join a walking tour to explore modern policing © City of London Corporation


Bobbies, Bombs and Blaggers: Policing London's Square Mile
6pm, 6.20pm and 6.40pm

Join a walking tour with David Howard, a scene of crime officer with the City of London Police. You will handle some of the kit used to identify crime suspects and learn how the police use it.

This walk will uncover the City Police's eventful history. Discover why the City Police's uniform makes no reference to the Crown, stand where its officers, armed only with truncheons, did battle with gun-toting Latvian anarchists, and hear a first-hand account of the IRA's bombing campaign. There's even a ghost story!

£5 plus booking fee per person (advance booking essential)

Book your ticket

Meeting point:
Outside the City of London Police Museum (entrance to Guildhall Library), Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH


City of London Police Museum

Open 9.30am - 7.30pm

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