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Queen's portrait unveiled at City Hall

Published: Tuesday 21st of April 2009

A portrait of the Queen has been unveiled at the City Hall by the mayor of London, it has emerged.

On the eve of her birthday, the portrait will permanently hang in the building, which is home to the mayor, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority.

Boris Johnson stated: "On moving into City Hall I was surprised that there was no portrait of the British head of state to be seen anywhere in the building."

He added that the Queen should be recognised "in all civic headquarters", with the unveiling also marking the monarch's 83rd year.

Visitors heading to the city can commemorate the occasion with the London Pass, which gives free entry to a range of royal attractions.

Among them is the Jewel Tower, which was originally built to house the king's personal treasures and is close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

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