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[Flag of City of London] by Graham Bartram, courtesy of World Flag Database

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Description of the flag

This is the flag of the city of London as it appears in Inglefield (1979).
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 26 April 2000

This is the banner of arms of the Corporation of the City of London. Note however that the City of London does not include all of what is commonly known as London, but the ancient city only, from Fleet St eastward ("the Square Mile"), which is now the financial centre of London. Its authority does not extend to the adjacent City of Westminster, nor to the surrounding boroughs, which together constitute Greater London.

Consequently there is a 'Lord Mayor of London' who heads the Corporation, but there will soon be a separate 'Mayor of London' in charge of the whole of Greater London.

You can see the full achievement of the coat of arms of the City at the bottom of the page on
Andrew Yong, 26 April 2000

The St. George's Cross, red on white, distinguishes a number of civic flags associated with London. That of the city of London bears in the canton, in red, the sword which beheaded St. Paul. On the shield which forms the badge of the Corporation of Lloyd's the Cross and Sword of London City are placed above a foul anchor in gold.
Jarig Bakker, 21 December 1999

Lord Mayor of the City of London

[Lord Mayor of City of London] by Graham Bartram, courtesy of World Flag Database

Greater London Authority

The Greater London Mayor and Greater London Assembly form the Greater London Authority (GLA). The GLA will cover the same geographic area as the old Greater London Council (GLC) which was abolished in 1986. This had a coat of arms (a red chief bearing a gold saxon crown with a base of wavy blue and white stripes). I remember seeing a flag at the Thames Barrier back in the early 80s which I presume was the GLC flag: the shield from the GLC arms in the centre of a light blue field.

Whether or not the GLA will re-adopt the old GLC arms is an interesting question. Probably not, as the government is anxious to stress that the GLA will not be the GLC re-born.
Roy Stilling, 26 April 2000

[Logo of Greater London Authority] from, located by Nitesh Dave, 2 July 2000

This is the logo of the newly established Greater London Authority. The authority has recently launched it's own website at On the title page this logo can be clearly seen behind the newly elected Mayor Ken Livingston.
Nitesh Dave, 2 July 2000


Kingston-upon-Thames had a banner of its arms, three fishes on a blue background. I dare say other London boroughs do too.
Roy Stilling, 28 April 2000

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