Fiona Woolf, Lord Mayor of London
Guildhall, City of London
Following on the success of Base London 2014, for 2015 we will return to Guildhall in the City of London. Guildhall has been the City powerhouse since the twelfth century. In an era when the Lord Mayor of London rivalled the monarch for influence and prestige, this was where the ruling merchant class held court, fine-tuned the laws and trading regulations that helped create London's wealth.
Today, 800 years on, Guildhall is still home of the City of London Corporation. Situated in the heart of the world's leading financial and business centre, this rare and magnificent medieval Grade I listed landmark offers a spectacular backdrop for this year's event.